Mr. Latendresse's Books for Boys

For Younger Readers
  1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  2. The Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
  3. The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean
  4. Blue Skin of the Sea by Graham Salisbury
  5. Famous All Over Town by Danny Santiago
  6. Downsiders by Neal Shusterman
  7. Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
  8. Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
  9. Fup by Jim Dodge
  10. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  11. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglass Adams
  12. Stoked: A History of Surf Culture by Drew Kampion and Bruce Brown
  13. Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  14. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X
  15. The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
  16. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  17. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  18. Bless Me by Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  19. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  20. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  21. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  22. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  23. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  24. Hoops by Walter Dean Myers
  25. The Contender by Robert Lipsyte
  26. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  27. The Chosen by Chaim Potok
  28. The House Made of Dawn by M. Scott Momaday
  29. Parrot in the Oven by Victor Martinez
  30. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  31. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
  32. Sphere by Michael Crichton
  33. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
  34. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  35. Dune by Frank Herbert
  36. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  37. Slake's Limbo by Felice Holman
  38. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  39. One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte
  40. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  41. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  42. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
  43. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
  44. Interstellar Pig by William Sleator
  45. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  46. Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  47. Deathwatch by Robb White
  48. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  49. The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
  50. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
For Older Readers
  1. A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
  2. Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
  3. Ironman by Chris Crutcher
  4. Makes Me Want to Holler by Nathan McCall
  5. Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks
  6. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  7. This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
  8. Way Past Cool by Jess Mowry
  9. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  10. The Electric Koolaid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  11. Heaven Is a Playground by Rick Telander
  12. A Fan's Notes by Frederick Exley
  13. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  14. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  15. The Brothers K by David James Duncan
  16. The River Why by David James Duncan
  17. Not Fade Away by Jim Dodge
  18. Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Farina
  19. Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
  20. Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow
  21. Portnoy's Complaint by Phllip Roth
  22. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  23. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins
  24. Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
  25. Among the Thugs by Bill Buford
  26. Golf in the Kingdom by Michael Murphy
  27. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  28. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  29. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegutt
  30. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  31. Dispatches by Michael Herr
  32. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  33. What Are People For? by Wendell Berry
  34. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Persig
  35. Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon
  36. The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
  37. Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver
  38. The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
  39. Purple America by Rick Moody
  40. Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
  41. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
  42. Growing Up Absurd by Paul Goodman
  43. The Hearts of Men by Barbara Ehrenreich
  44. Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
  45. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  46. About a Boy by Nick Hornby
  47. Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
  48. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
  49. The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
  50. Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
  51. Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas
  52. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
  53. Black Boy by Richard Wright
  54. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  55. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  56. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
  57. The World According to Garp by John Irving
  58. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  59. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  60. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  61. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoesky
  62. Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
  63. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  64. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  65. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  66. Going after Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
  67. 1984 by George Orwell
  68. Cry by the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  69. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  70. Candide by Voltaire
  71. Ball Four by Jim Bouton
  72. Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
  73. Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers