It is a recommended reading list for college bound students. You may come in contact with some of these novels at the high school as well. It is always best to check out a summary or review of the book prior to reading. Ultimately, your parent or guardian has the ultimate decision of whether or not you may read the book. Please check with them first; prior authorization is a must.
Note: Some content may not be suitable for all students.
You have 7-8 weeks to complete this project!
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It is due the last Monday of the nine weeks!
Alcott, Louisa May
Little Women
These sisters rise above the limitations of the women of their day.
Austen, Jane
Pride and Prejudice
Love and marriage among the English country gentry of Austen's day.
Bradbury, Ray
Fahrenheit 451
Reading is a crime and firemen burn books in this futuristic society.
Bronte, Charlotte
Jane Eyre
An intelligent and passionate governess falls in love with a strange, moody man tormented by dark secrets.
Bronte, Emily
Wuthering Heights
One of the masterpieces of English romanticism, this is a novel of Heathcliff and Catherine, love and revenge.
Carroll, Lewis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
A fantasy in which Alice follows the White Rabbit to a dream-like fantasy world.
Cather, Willa
My Antonia
Immigrant pioneers strive to adapt to the Nebraska is a story of courage and fear.
Cervantes, Miguel de
Don Quixote
An eccentric old gentleman sets out as a knight "tilting at windmills" to right the wrongs of the world.
Chopin, Kate
The Awakening
The story of a New Orleans woman who abandons her husband and children to search for love and self-understanding.
Christie, Agatha
Murder on the Orient Express
Another mystery to solve regarding the deaths of the train passengers.
Conrad, Joseph
Heart of Darkness
The novel's narrator journeys into the Congo where he discovers the extent to which greed can corrupt a good man.
Cooper, James Fenimore
The Last of the Mohicans
During the time of the advances of the West...there are fights between the white man and the natives.
Craighead, George
My Side of the Mountain
A man struggles to survive alone.
Crane, Stephen
The Open Boat
While aloft in a boat, a man struggles for survival.
Defoe, Daniel
Robinson Crusoe
The adventures of a man who spends 24 years on an isolated island.
Dickens, Charles
Great Expectations
The moving story of the rise, fall, and rise again of a humbly-born young orphan.
Dickens, Charles
A Tale of Two Cities
A time of revolution...which side will you choose?
Dostoevski, Feodor
Crime and Punishment
A psychological novel about a poor student who murders an old woman pawnbroker and her sister.
Ellison, Ralph
Invisible Man
A black man's search for himself as an individual and as a member of his race and his society.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
The Great Gatsby
A young man corrupts himself and the American Dream to regain a lost love.
Golding, William
Lord of the Flies
English schoolboys marooned on an uninhabited island test the values of civilization when they attempt to set up a society of their own.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The Scarlet Letter
An adulterous Puritan woman keeps secret the identity of the father of her illegitimate child.
Heller, Joseph
A broad comedy about a WWII bombardier based in Italy and his efforts to avoid bombing missions.
Hemingway, Ernest
A Farewell to Arms
During World War I, an American lieutenant runs away with the woman who nurses him back to health.
Hemingway, Ernest
The Old Man and the Sea
Adrift at sea an old man gets the catch of his life.
Hinton, S.E.
That Was Then, This Is Now
The troubled lives of friends...
Hinton, S.E.
The Outsiders
Trying to fit in with friends and school...teens find themselves on the wrong side of the tracks.
Huxley, Aldous
Brave New World
A bitter satire of the future, in which the world is controlled by advances in science and social changes
Ibsen, Henrik
A Doll's House
A woman leaves her family to pursue personal freedom.
Lee, Harper
To Kill a Mockingbird
At great peril to himself and his children, lawyer Atticus Finch defends an African-American man accused of raping a white woman.
London, Jack
Call of the Wild
Buck is a loyal pet dog until cruel men make him a pawn in their search for Klondike gold.
London, Jack
White Fang
California Gold Rush, here we come! A man and a part wolf travel together.
Machiavelli, Niccolo
The Prince
A treatise giving the absolute ruler practical advice on ways to maintain a strong central government.
Marlowe, Christopher
Doctor Faustus
First dramatization of the medieval legend of a man who sold his soul to the devil.
Melville, Herman
A complex novel about a mad sea captain's pursuit of the White Whale.
Miller, Arthur
Death of a Salesman
The tragedy of a typical American who, at age 63, is faced with what he cannot face: defeat and disillusionment.
The Republic
Plato creates an ideal society where
justice is equated with health and happiness in the state and the individual.
Salinger, J.D.
The Catcher in the Rye
A prep school dropout rejects the "phoniness" he sees all about him.
Shelley, Mary W.
A gothic tale of terror in which Franken-stein creates a monster from corpses.
Sinclair, Upton
The Jungle
The deplorable conditions of the Chicago stockyards are exposed in this turn-of-the-century novel.
Steinbeck, John
The Grapes of Wrath
The desperate flight of tenant farmers from Oklahoma during the Depression.
Steinbeck, John
Of Mice and Men
Traveling friends who are migrant workers find themselves in trouble again.
Steinbeck, John
The Pearl
A family in need of finances finds the surprise of their lives, but how much will it cost them?
Stevenson, Robert Lewis
What is it like to be taken away from family? Read and find out!
Stevenson, Robert Lewis
Treasure Island
Pirates...treasures...big ship awaits!
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Uncle Tom's Cabin
The classic tale that awakened a nation about the slave system.
Swift, Jonathan
Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver encounters dwarfs and giants and has other strange adventures when his ship is wrecked in distant lands

Tan, Amy
The Joy Luck Club
After her mother's death, a young Chinese-American woman learns of her mother's tragic early life in China.
Thoreau, Henry David
In the mid-19th century, Thoreau spends 26 months alone in the woods to "front the essential facts of life."
Twain, Mark
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn OR Tom Sawyer
Huck and Jim, a runaway slave, travel down the Mississippi in search of freedom.
Verne, Jules
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The perils at sea with a sci-fi mission and an octopus.
Vonnegut, Kurt
Billy Pilgrim, an optometrist from Ilium, New York, shuttles between World War II Dresden and a luxurious zoo on the planet Tralfamadore.
Walker, Alice
The Color Purple
A young woman sees herself as property until another woman teaches her to value herself.
Weisel, Elie
A searing account of the Holocaust as experienced by a 15-year-old boy.
Wells, H.G.
The Time Machine
A scientist invents a machine that transports him into the future. 
Wharton, Edith
Ethan Frome
A disfigured man and the love of his life.
Wilde, Oscar
The Importance of Being Earnest
Comedy exposing quirks and foibles of Victorian society.
Wilder, Thornton
Our Town
The dead of a New Hamshire village of the early 1900s appreciate life more than the living.
Williams, Tennessee
A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche Dubois' fantasies of refinement and grandeur are brutally destroyed by her brother-in-law.
Wright, Richard
Native Son
Bigger Thomas, a young man from the Chicago slums, lashes out against a hostile society by committing two murders.
IT IS DUE: _________________________