How do I format a recommended reading list in MLA style?

Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.

Format a list of recommended works just as you would a list of works cited. Give the list a header that indicates its purpose (e.g., List of Recommended Readings).

If you want to add commentary about the works being recommended, append it to the end of each entry, just as you would for an annotated bibliography.