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Supplemental Reading List


These are the works that seem to appear most often on the AP List in addition to the books we are reading together.  These books can be found in our classroom library.  Books that have asterisks * next to them are in the library but are not recommended as books to write about on the AP test.  (W)= World Authors, (A)= American Authors, (B)= British Authors.  Titles in Bold are highly recommended, and if you read these, you will join the Classics Platinum Club, which will earn you extra credit on Supplemental Essays. 


Things Fall Apart- Achebe (W)


The Oresteia-Aeschylus (W)


Early African-American Classics- various authors


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?- Albee (A)


The House of the Spirits- Allende (W)


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings- Angelou (A)


Lysistrata- Aristophanes (W)


The Handmaid’s Tale- Atwood (Canadian)


Sense and Sensibility- Austen (B)


 Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility,Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan- The Complete Novels of  Jane Austen-Austen (B)


Go Tell It on the Mountain- Baldwin (A)


Pere Goriot- Balzac (W)


Waiting for Godot- Beckett (Irish)


Something Wicked This Way Comes- Bradbury * (A)


Jane Eyre- Bronte (B) If you read this for 11th grade AP, you may not use this.


A Clockwork Orange- Burgess (B)


The Exile and the Kingdom- Camus


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass- Carroll* (B)


My Antonia- Cather (A)


Don Quixote- Cervantes (W)


Three Sisters- Chekhov  (W)


The Cherry Orchard- Chekhov (W)


China’s Son- Chen* (W)


The Awakening- Chopin (A) If you read this for 11th grade AP, you may not use this.


The Sentinel- Clarke* (B)


Lord Jim- Conrad (B)


Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer- Conrad (B)


The Last of the Mohicans- Cooper (A)


The Red Badge of Courage- Crane (A)


Timeline- Crichton* (A)


The Inferno- Dante (W)


Robinson Crusoe- Defoe (B)


Moll Flanders- Defoe (B)


Great Expectations- Dickens (B)


David Copperfield- Dickens (B)


Pilgrim at Tinker Creek- Dillard (A)


Ragtime- Doctorow (A)


The Brothers Karamazov- Dostoevsky (W)


Crime and Punishment- Dostoevsky (W)


An American Tragedy- Dreiser (A)


The Count of Monte Cristo- Dumas (W)

Rebecca- DuMaurier* (B)


Crazy Salad- Ephron* (A)


Silas Marner-   George Eliot (B)


Middlemarch- George Eliot (B)


Murder in the Cathedral-   T. S. Eliot (A)


The Sound and the Fury- Faulkner (A)


As I Lay Dying- Faulkner (A)


White Oleander- Fitch* (A)


Madame Bovary- Flaubert (W)


 The Pillars of the Earth- Follett* (B)


A Passage to India- Forster (B)


Cold Mountain- Frazier (A)


A Gathering of Old Men- Gaines (A)


Grendel- Gardner* (B)


Faust- Goethe (W)


Memoirs of a Geisha- Golden* (A)


Lord of the Flies- Golding (B)


I, Claudius- Graves* (B)


84 Charing Cross Road- Hanff* (A)


The Power and the Glory- Greene (B)


A Raisin in the Sun- Hansberry (A)


Far From the Madding Crowd- Hardy (B)


Jude the Obscure- Hardy (B)


Tess of the D’Urbervilles- Hardy (B)


The Return of the Native- Hardy (B)


The Harlem Renaissance- various authors* (A)


The House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne (A)


The Blithedale Romance- Hawthorne* (A)


Beowulf- Heaney* (Irish)


For Whom The Bell Tolls- Hemingway (A)


The Sun Also Rises- Hemingway (A)


Siddhartha- Hesse (W)


Catch 22- Heller (A)


Leviathan- Hobbes* (B)


The Iliad- Homer (W)


The Odyssey-Homer (W) If you read this in 9th grade, you may not use this.


The Best of Simple- Hughes* (A)


Les Miserables- Hugo (W)


The Hunchback of Notre Dame- Hugo (W)


Their Eyes Were Watching God- Hurston (A)


Four Great Plays ( including: Doll’s House,  Enemy of the People) Ibsen (W)


Remains of the Day- Ishiguro (W)


Washington Square- James (A)


The Turn of the Screw- James (A )


The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man- Johnson


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man- Joyce (Irish)


Ulysses- Joyce (Irish)


The Trial- Kafka (W)


On the Road- Kerouac* (A)


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest- Kesey (A)


The Poisonwood Bible- Kingsolver (W)


The Woman Warrior- Kingston (A)


Obasan- Kogawa (Canadian)


Interpreter of Maladies- Lahiri (W)


The Namesake- Lahiri (W)


Women in Love- Lawrence (B)


Sons and Lovers- Lawrence (B)


Main Street- Lewis (A)


The Sea Wolf- London* ( A)


The Giver-Lowry* (A)


Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister- Maguire* (A)


Wicked- Maguire* (A)


Mirror Mirror- Maguire* (A )


The Executioner’s Song- Mailer (A)


Doctor Faustus- Marlowe (B)


One Hundred Years of Solitude- Marquez (W)


Kaffir Boy- Mathabane* (W)


All the Pretty Horses- McCarthy (A)


Moby Dick- Melville (A)


Billy Budd- Melville (A)


The Source- Michener* (A)


After the Fall- Miller (A)


All My Sons- Miller (found in Great Plays of the 1940’s) (A)


Utopia- Thomas More* (B)


Beloved- Morrison (A)


Song of Solomon- Morrison (A)


The Bluest Eye- Morrison (A)


Wintering- Moses* (A)


Jasmine- Mukherjee* (W)


Dreams of My Father-Obama* (A)


Long Day’s Journey Into Night- O’Neill (A)


The Iceman Cometh- O’Neill (A)


Animal Farm- Orwell* (B)


Down and Out in London and Paris- Orwell (B)


Look Back in Anger- Osborne (B)


How To Make an American Quilt- Otto* (A)


Cry The Beloved Country- Paton (W)


Six Characters in Search of an Author- Pirandello (W)


The Bell Jar- Plath (A)


The Republic- Plato* (W)


The Chosen- Potok (A)


The Fountainhead- Rand* (A)


All Quiet on the Western Front- Remarque (W)


The King Must Die- Renault* (B)


The Mask of Apollo- Renault* (B)


The Last of the Wine- Renault* (B)


The Catcher in the Rye- Salinger (A) If you read this in 11th grade, you may not use this.


Ivanhoe- Scott (B)


Equus- Shaffer (B)


Richard III- Shakespeare (B)


Much Ado About Nothing- Shakespeare (B)


Twelfth Night- Shakespeare (B)


The Taming of the Shrew- Shakespeare (B)


Love’s Labors Lost- Shakespeare (B)


Measure for Measure- Shakespeare (B)


Henry IV- Shakespeare (B)


Candida- Shaw (B)


Frankenstein- Shelley (B)


The Jungle- Sinclair (A)


Six Modern American Plays- various authors (A)


The Complete Plays- Sophocles (W)


The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie- Spark (B)


The Grapes of Wrath- Steinbeck (A) If you read this in 11th grade, you may not use this.


East of Eden- Steinbeck (A)


Treasure Island- Stevenson* (B)


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead- Stoppard (B)


The Joy Luck Club- Tan (A)


The Bonesetter’s Daughter- Tan (A)


The Hobbit- Tolkien* (B)


Anna Karenina- Tolstoy (W)


Gertrude and Claudius- Updike* (A)


Burr- Vidal (A)


Hocus Pocus- Vonnegut* (A)


Slaughterhouse Five- Vonnegut* (A)


Breakfast of Champions- Vonnegut* (A)


Cat’s Cradle- Vonnegut* (A)


Player Piano- Vonnegut* (A)


The Color Purple- Walker (A)


All the King’s Men- Warren (A)


The Time Machine- Wells* (B)


The War of the Worlds- Wells* (B)


The Robber Bridegroom- Welty (A)


Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust-  West


The Plays of Oscar Wilde- Wilde (Irish)


The Picture of Dorian Gray- Wilde* (Irish)


Our Town- Wilder (A) If you read this in 11th grade, you may not use this.


Mrs. Dalloway- Woolf (B)


Early Works- Wright (A)


Black Boy- Wright (A)


You also may read any of the following, but you will have to find them yourself:


Ethan Frome-Edith Wharton


Fences- August Wilson


King Lear- Shakespeare


Phedre-  Jean Racine


The Age of Innocence- Henry James


The Merchant of Venice- Shakespeare


Mrs. Warren’s Profession-  G.B. Shaw


The Plague-  Franz  Kafka


Sister Carrie- Theodore Dreiser


Typical American- Gish Jen


Another Country- James Baldwin


The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz- Mordecai Richler


Benito Cereno- Herman Melville


Bless me, Ultima- Rodolfo Anaya


Bleak House- Charles Dickens


The Mill on the Floss- George Eliot


The Misanthrope- Moliere


Monkey Bridge- Lan Cao


No-No Boy- John Okada


Notes From the Underground- Dostoevsky


The Optimist’s Daughter- Eudora Welty


Cats Eye- Margaret Atwood


Dancing at Lughnasa- Brian Friel


The Diviners- Margaret Laurence


The Fifth Business- Robertson Davies


Our Mutual Friend- Marcus Stone


Pale Fire- Vladimir Nabokov


The Power and the Glory- Graham Greene


Praisesong for the Widow- Paule Marshall


Redburn- Herman Melville


House Made of Dawn- N. Scott Momaday


Joe Turner’s Come and Gone- August Wilson


Snow Falling on Cedar- David Guterson


The Stone Angel- Margaret Laurence


Tristam Shandy- Laurence Sterne


Love Medicine- Louise Erdrich


Winter in the Blood- James Welch


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