Hi all. I'm assuming that there are some English Teachers/ informed human beings on this site and am looking for your recommendation. Below is my summer reading list, of which we must read two books. Anyone have any advice or suggestions? What's good?

Here's the format:

Category:
Author Book/Books

African/Caribbean American:
Danticat Krik Krak; Breath, Eyes, Memory
Gaines A Lesson Before Dying
Kincaid Lucy
Myers Fallen Angels
Senna Caucasia
Wilson Fences; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; The Piano Lesson

Asian/Indian American:
Gutterson Snow Falling on Cedars
Jen Typical American; Mona in the Promised Land
Kingston The Woman Warrior; China Men
Lahiri The Interpreter of Maladies; The Namesake; Unaccustomed Earth
Lee Native Speaker
Mukherjee The Middleman and Other Stories; Desirable Daughters; The Tree Bride
Nguyen Stealing Buddha’s Dinner
See On Gold Mountain
Tan The Kitchen God’s Wife; The Hundred Secret Senses; The Bonesetter’s Daughter

European American:
Cather My Antonia
Farrell Studs Lonigan
Goodman Kaaterskill Falls
Hoffman Lost in Translation
Kingsolver The Bean Trees; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Roth, H Call it Sleep
Roth, P. Goodbye, Columbus and Other Stories
Simon Bronx Primitive
Sinclair The Jungle
Yezierska The Bread Givers

Hispanic American:
Alvarez How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Anzaldua Borderlands/Las Frontera
Cisneros Woman Hollering Creek
Diaz Drown
Garcia Dreaming in Cuban
Hijuelos The Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love
McCarthy All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Vol. 1)
Rodriguez The Hunger of Memory

Australia/New Zealand:
Conway The Road from Coorain

Native American
Alexie The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, Indian Killer
Allen (editor) Spiderwoman’s Granddaughters
Dorris Yellow Raft in Blue Water
Neihardt Black Elk Speaks
Silko Ceremony


Thank you for any suggestions. Ultimately, I will decide after I've checked out all the books, but recommendations are welcomed!