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The Pit and the Pendulum
Edgar Allan Poe

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1842

The Plague
Albert Camus

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1947

The Plague Of Doves
Louise Erdrich

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

The Plantation
Ovo Adagha

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 2010

The Playboy of the Western World
John Millington Synge

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1907

The Plot
Jean Hanff Korelitz

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

The Plot Against America
Philip Roth

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2004

The Poem of the Cid (The Song of the Cid)
Anonymous

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Adult | BCE

The Poetics of Space
Gaston Bachelard

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1957

The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | YA | Published in 2018

The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1998

The Poppy War
R. F. Kuang

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2018

The Portrait of a Lady
Henry James

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1881

The Possibility of Evil
Shirley Jackson

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1965

The Postcard
Anne Berest

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

The Postman Always Rings Twice
James M. Cain

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1934

The Postmortal
Drew Magary

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

The Power
Naomi Alderman

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2017

The Power and the Glory
Graham Greene

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1940

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Robert A. Caro

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 1974

The Power Elite
C. Wright Mills

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1956

The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1991

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1997

The Power of One
Bryce Courtenay

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1989

The Power of the Dog
Thomas Savage

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1967

The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity
Toby Ord

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2020

The Premature Burial
Edgar Allan Poe

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1844

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
Michael Lewis

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2021

The Presentation Of Self In Everyday Life
Erving Goffman

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1959

The Price of Inequality
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2012

The Price of Salt
Patricia Highsmith

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1952

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Muriel Spark

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1961

The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1532

The Prince and the Dressmaker
Jen Wang

Fiction | Graphic Novel/Book | YA | Published in 2018

The Prince and the Pauper
Mark Twain

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1881

The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood
Richard Blanco

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2014

The Princess and the Goblin
George MacDonald

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1872

The Princess Bride
William Goldman

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1973

The Princess Diaries
Meg Cabot

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2000

The Priory Of The Orange Tree
Samantha Shannon

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2019

The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses
Bessie Head

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1963

The Problem of Pain
C. S. Lewis

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1940

The Professor And The Madman
Simon Winchester

Nonfiction | Biography | Adult | Published in 1998

The Professor's House
Willa Cather

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1925

The Program
Suzanne Young

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2013

The Progress of Poesy: A Pindaric Ode
Thomas Gray

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1757

The Promise
Damon Galgut

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Max Weber

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 1905

The Psychology of Money
Morgan Housel

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2020

The Pull of the Stars
Emma Donoghue

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2020

The Purloined Letter
Edgar Allan Poe

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1844

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
Rick Warren

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2002

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
Alicia Garza

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2020

The Pursuit of Happyness
Chris Gardner

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2006

The Push: Mother. Daughter. Angel. Monster?
Ashley Audrain

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021