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Petey
Ben Mikaelsen

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1998

Petrified Man
Eudora Welty

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1941

Pet Sematary
Stephen King

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1983

Peyton Place
Grace Metalious

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1956

Phaedo
Plato

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | BCE

Phaedra
Seneca

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 54

Phaedrus
Plato

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | BCE

Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women
George MacDonald

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1858

Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War
Tobias Wolff

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 1994

Phèdre
Jean Racine

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1677

Phenomenology of Spirit
G. W. F. Hegel

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1807

Philoctetes
Sophocles

Fiction | Play | Adult | BCE

Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1836

Picnic
William Inge

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1953

Picnic at Hanging Rock
Joan Lindsay

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1967

Picture Bride
Yoshiko Uchida

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1987

Pictures Of Hollis Woods
Patricia Reilly Giff

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2002

Picture This: How Pictures Work
Molly Bang

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1991

Picture Us in the Light
Kelly Loy Gilbert

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

Pie
Sarah Weeks

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2011

Pieces of Her
Karin Slaughter

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2018

Piecing Me Together
Renée Watson

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2017

Pied Beauty
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1918

Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote
Jorge Luis Borges

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1939

Pigeon English
Stephen Kelman

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1974

Pincher Martin
William Golding

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1956

Pineapple Street
Jenny Jackson

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Pines
Blake Crouch

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2012

Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1945

Piranesi
Susanna Clarke

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Plagues and Peoples
William H. Mcneill

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1976

Plainsong
Kent Haruf

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1999

Planetarium
Adrienne Rich

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1974

Planet of Slums
Mike Davis

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2005

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet
Zanib Mian

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2019

Player Piano
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1952

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
Toni Morrison

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1992

Play It As It Lays
Joan Didion

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1970

Please Look After Mom
Kyung-Sook Shin

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral
Jessie Redmon Fauset

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1928

Plutarch's Lives, Vol. 1
Plutarch

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 100

Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma
Camilla Townsend

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 2004

Pocho
José Antonio Villarreal

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1959

Poem about My Rights
June Jordan

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2005

Poem For A Lady Whose Voice I Like
Nikki Giovanni

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1996

Poem for Haruko
June Jordan

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2005

Poetics
Aristotle

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | BCE

Politics
Aristotle

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | BCE

Pollyanna
Eleanor H. Porter

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1913

Pompeii: A Novel
Robert Harris

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2003

Pony
R. J. Palacio

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2021

Poor Things
Alasdair Gray

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1992

Popol Vuh
Anonymous

Nonfiction | Scripture | Adult | Published in 1554

Poppy
Avi

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1995

Porphyria's Lover
Robert Browning

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1836

Portnoy's Complaint
Philip Roth

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1969

Portrait of a Lady
T. S. Eliot

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1915

Portrait of a Thief
Grace D. Li

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2022

Po' Sandy
Charles W. Chesnutt

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1899

Postcard from Kashmir
Agha Shahid Ali

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1991

Postcolonial Love Poem
Natalie Diaz

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2020

Posted
John David Anderson

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2018

Potiki
Patricia Grace

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1986

Poverty, by America
Matthew Desmond

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2023

Power: A Novel
Linda Hogan

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1998

Powerless
Matthew Cody

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2011

Powerless
Lauren Roberts

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2023

Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection
Julia Kristeva

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1980

Practical Magic
Alice Hoffman

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1995

Practice Makes Perfect
Sarah Adams

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
William James

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1907

Prairie Lotus
Linda Sue Park

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2020

Praise Of Folly
Desiderius Erasmus

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1511

Praisesong For The Widow
Paule Marshall

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1983

Prayer
Dana Gioia

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1991

Prayers for the Stolen
Jennifer Clement

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2014

Prayer to the Masks
Léopold Sédar Senghor

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1945

Praying for Sheetrock
Melissa Fay Greene

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1991

Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence
Judith Butler

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2004

Preface to Lyrical Ballads
William Wordsworth

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1800

Preludes
T. S. Eliot

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1917

Prep
Curtis Sittenfeld

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2005

Preparation For The Next Life
Atticus Lish

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2014

Prepared: A Manual for Surviving Worst-Case Scenarios
Mike Glover

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2023

Prequel: An American Fight Against Fascism
Rachel Maddow

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2023

Pretties
Scott Westerfeld

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2005

Pretty Girls
Karin Slaughter

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2015

Pretty Little Liars
Sara Shepard

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2006

Pretty Things
Janelle Brown

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

Prey
Michael Crichton

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2002

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1813

Pride: A Pride and Prejudice Remix
Ibi Zoboi

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2018

Prince Caspian
C. S. Lewis

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1951

Prince of Thorns
Mark Lawrence

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

Prince of Tides
Pat Conroy

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1986