Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
On Writing, by Stephen King
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
How to Read a Sentence (and How to Write One), by Stanley Fish
The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham
The Book of Five Rings, by Miyamoto Musashi
Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
Common Sense, by Thomas Paine
The Federalist Papers, by Publius
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America
The Analects, by Confucius

Short Stories
“A Simple Enquiry,” by Ernest Hemingway
"The Library of Babel," Jorge Luis Borges
"The Whisperer in Darkness," by H.P. Lovecraft
"The Purloined Letter," by Edgar Allen Poe
"Shooting an Elephant," by George Orwell
"The Snows of Kilimanjaro," by Ernest Hemingway
"To Build a Fire," by Jack London
"A Hunger Artist," by Franz Kafka
"Harrison Bergeron," by Kurt Vonnegut
"A Scandal in Bohemia," by Arthur Conan Doyle
"Runaround," by Isaac Asimov
"Shakespeare's Memory," by Jorge Luis Borges
"Evidence," by Isaac Asimov
"The Red-Headed League," by Arthur Conan Doyle
"A Good Man Is Hard to Find," by Flannery O'Connor
"17776," by Jon Bois


"Against Cataline," by Cicero
The Farewell Address of President George Washington
"Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth
The Gettysburg Address of President Abraham Lincoln
"Now We Can Begin," by Crystal Lewis
"Speech on the Granting of Indian Independence," by Jawaharlal Nehru
"I've Been to the Mountaintop," by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nobel Prize for Literature Acceptance Speech of William Faulkner
"The Space Shuttle Challenger Address," by Ronald Reagan
"A More Perfect Union," by President Barack Obama
"What to a Slave Is the Fourth of July?" by Frederick Douglass


"The Lanyard," by Billy Collins
"Introduction to Poetry," by Billy Collins
"Forgetfulness," by Billy Collins
"Invention," by Billy Collins
"Writing in the Afterlife," by Billy Collins
"Workshop,"  by Billy Collins
"Morning," by Billy Collins
"Silence," by Billy Collins
"The Death of Allegory," by Billy Collins
Poems by Jewel Kilcher
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," by Robert Frost
"Fire and Ice," by Robert Frost
"Mending Wall," by Robert Frost
"The Road Not Taken," by Robert Frost

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