I think I got most of them, but there may be more that I catch as a re-re-re-re-re-watch the show until 2014. 

Explicitly referenced or visible in a scene:

Bonus: Books visible on Alex’s hot bookshelf

City of Thieves - David Benioff [1x11 Piper visits Alex after being assigned cleaning duties]

Born to Run - Christopher McDougall [1x12 Piper and Alex both own up to being bitches. But man do they love each other]

The Glass Castle - Jeanette Walls [1x04 Alex’s Barnes and Noble moment in the library]

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling [1x04. Taystee. This scene needs no explanation]

Ulysses - James Joyce [1x04. Taystee. This scene needs no explanation]

Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters - Meredith Zeitlin [1x02 when Red is getting her spa treatment from Norma]

The Complete Master Cleanse - Tom Woloshyn [1x02 in a flashback, Piper convinces Larry to do the cleanse. With varying results for both]

Emma - Jane Austen [1x04 “book mess, piss mess”]

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen [1x04 “book mess, piss mess”]

50 Shades of Grey - E.L. James [1x07 WAC meeting]

The Help - Kathryn Stockett [1x06 “this ain’t The Help bitch, but you will eat my shit”]

1,000 Places to See Before You Die - Patricia Schultz [1x11 Black Cindy reads horoscopes]

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo [1x06 Piper Chapman: Pillow Sniffer (Alex’s bunk)]

The Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff [1x06 Piper Chapman: Pillow Sniffer (Alex’s bunk)]

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn [1x05 the Velvet Undergound montage. “it was almost good” - Piper Chapman)]

Night Shift - Stephen King [1x08 the vegetable people - security booth scene]

The Complete Illuminated Books - William Blake [1x04 as seen on Piper’s drawer after Miss Claudette cleans their bunk]

Briefing and Arguing Federal Appeals - Frederick Bernays Wiener [1x08 Miss Claudette studying for her appeal]

This is Where I Leave You - Jonathan Tropper [1x06 Red enjoying some quiet time during WAC nonsense]

The Bible (I guess!) [multiple episodes]

Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens [1x02 Sophia educating Piper in the salon]

Edit (August 2, 2013) submitted by Anon:

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank [1x07 Red commenting on the state of her kitchen] 

The 4 Hour Body - Timothy Ferriss [1x05 Piper’s chat with guard S. O’Neill]

Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert [1x07 “do me like Rihanna” - Taystee]

Ukrainian Practical Dictionary - Leonid Hrabovsky [1x07 Healy studying for his ‘wife’]

Edit (August 7, 2013) submitted by Andy

Moby Dick - Herman Melville [1x05 The chicken is Red’s “White Whale”. Thanks @constipatedduck!]

Edit (August 13, 2013) submitted by Alyssa

Hamlet - William Shakespeare [1x10 Suzanne wants to play a ROLE]

Coriolanus - William Shakespeare [1x10 Suzanne wants to play a ROLE] 

Edit August 15, 2013 (submitted by Anon)

Birds of America - Lorrie Moore [1x06 Piper Chapman: Pillow Sniffer (Alex’s bunk)]

Edit August 15, 2013 (submitted by Sexytown)

Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare [1x10 Suzanne wants to play a ROLE]

Edit August 18, 2013 (submitted by Mcrism) [all of these happen in 1x02 when Piper comes clean to Larry… about the cleanse]

Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow - Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis

The Naked Chef Takes Off - Jamie Oliver

Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi - Yotam Ottolenghi and Jonathan Lovekin

The New Cook - Donna Hay

The New Basics Cookbook - Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso

Chez Panisse Fruit - Alice L. Waters

The Cafe Cook Book: Italian Recipes from London’s River Cafe - Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray

La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E. Saint-Ange - Madame Evelyn Saint-Ange and Paul Aratow

Food Matters - Mark Bittman

How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food - Mark Bittman

Baking - Dorie Greenspan

Edit September 22, 2013 (submitted by Anon)

Practice of Deceit - Elizabeth Benedict [1x02 seen on Red’s desk when Piper drops off her self made balm  of blood, sweat, and actual tears]

Betrayal - John Lescroart [1x02 seen on Red’s desk]

Small Business for Dummies - Eric Tyson and Jim Schell [1x02 seen on Red’s desk]

Edit September 22, 2013 (submitted by lecieltumultueux)

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office - Lois P. Frankel [1x02 seen on Red’s desk]

Edit January 19, 2014 (submitted by JO)

Drug Crazy: How We Got Into This Mess and How We Can Get Out - Mike Gray [1x04 seen in line of books in Piper’s bunk]

Edit January 20, 2014 (submitted by JO and @underthewetmoon)

Midnight Mile - Denis. W. Flood (possibly a translated version) [1x04 Miss Claudette reading in her bunk] *not 100% sure about this one

References to authors/writers:

Nate Silver [1x12 Piper won’t get baptised]

Neil deGrasse Tyson [1x12 Piper won’t get baptised]

Christopher Hitchens [1x12 Piper won’t get baptised]

Pablo Neruda [1x10 Piper Chapman, lesbionic body wash molester] 

Robert Frost [1x07 “we about to get educated and shit” Piper’s ranting book rant, calling BS on Frost]

Nicholson Baker [1x04 when Tricia asks Piper if she has anything “sexy”]

Edit August 7, 2013 (submitted by Anon)

Laura Ingalls Wilder [1x03 when Piper and Alex first meet]

Edit September 22, 2013 (submitted by OITNB Music)

Nicky and Morello sing at her “One of us, one of us! Gooble Gobble!” That is a quote from the 1932 movie Freaks, which is based on “Spurs”, a short story by American author Tod Robbins. [1x03 Piper getting in line for shoes]

Please add/correct me if you have noticed anything else! In hindsight I could have catalogued this way better, but alas I am not actually a trained librarian. 

Now go read a damn book, but don’t step on any of them


Netflix, please release this show on super HD blu ray so I can make out more titles for my obsession. Thanks

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