Students applying to the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State are asked to tell application reviewers a book that influenced them at any point in their life. I have collected those recommendations and provided them here. While I won't share why the students found the books influential, my hope is that the collection of books may spark an interest in others. Some of the books may have books the students were required to read in their English courses while others are books they may have read as a young child. Despite the motivation, these are the books potential incoming students have found influential.

Death of a Salesman
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy So
God Grew Tired of Us
Sister Carrie
Fahrenheight 451
Half the Sky
Under a War Torn Sky
The Bluest Eye
The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth
The Distance Between Us
The Chronicles of Narnia
Catcher and the Rye
Love and Math
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Of Mice and Men
The Phantom Tollbooth
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Sec
The Day the Crayons Quit
The Lightning Thief
Crime and Punishment
Lord of the Flies
The Giver
Walking with the Comrades
House of Leaves
Three Little Words
Having Our Say
Harry Potter
It's Kind of a Funny Story
The City of Ember
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Jadrian Wooten, PhD