Columbia RA & CA Fave Reads

Beginning in the Fall of 2013, each RA and CA on the RP staff revealed their favorite book. Below is a compilation of the RA and CAs' favorite texts. If there is a number in parantheses-this simply means more than one RA/CA loved this book! Enjoy the list and when you have a free moment, pick one for your enjoyment!

  • Devil in the White City | Erik Larson
  • The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
  • Status Anxiety | Alain De Botton
  • Winter Heart | John Steinbeck
  • Ishmael: Daniel Quinn
  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics | Marisha Pessl
  • Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows | J.K. Rowling
  • The Long Walk | Stephen King
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls | Ernest Hemingway
  • The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles Day 1) (2) | Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Enchantress of Florence | Salman Rushdie
  • Crime and Punishment (2) | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Black Swan | Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • La vie devant soi (The Life Before Us) | Romain Gary
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (3) | Alexandre Dumas
  • Ghandi's Writings | Mahatma Ghandi
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn | Betty Smith
  • Harry Potter Series | J.K. Rowling
  • The Power of One | Bryce Courtenay
  • Outliers (2) | Malcolm Gladwell
  • Franny and Zooey |  J.D. Salinger
  • Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Waiting for the Barbarians | J.M. Coetzee
  • World War Z | Max Brooks
  • The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint
  • The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2) | Mitch Albom
  • The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
  • Pride and Predjudice (2) | Jane Austin
  • This is How You Lose Her | Junot Diaz
  • The Emperor of All Maladies | Siddartha Mukherjee
  • The Fall in Our Stars | John Green
  • Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
  • Letters to a Young Poet | Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The Thornbirds | Colleen McCullough
  • 100 Years of Solitude | Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Giver | Lois Lowry
  • Catcher in the Rye | J.D. Salinger
  • The Natural | Bernard 
  • Blink | Malcolm Gladwell
  • East of Eden (2) | John Steinbeck
  • Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Douglas Adams
  • His Dark Materials | Phillip Pullman
  • Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
  • The Life of Pi | Yann Martel
  • Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell
  • Notes from the Underground | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek | Annie Dillard
  • Atlas Shrugged | Ayn Rand
  • Catch 22 | Joseph Heller
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire| J.K. Rowling
  • Goodnight Mr. Tom | Michelle Magorian
  • Miss Lonelyheart and the Day of the Locust | Nathanael West

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