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					                                    IB Independent Reading
We suggest that you read as many of these novels as possible to increase your knowledge of narrative fiction, and your
vocabulary and writing style. This is not an exhaustive list! Any reading you enjoy is good reading. To be successful in
IB A1 English you must read widely and regularly.

CHINA
Title                                                                Author
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan                                       See, Lisa
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers                                     Li, YiYun
Kitchen God's Wife                                                   Tan, Amy
100 Secret Senses                                                    Tan, Amy
Jade Peony                                                           Choy, Wayson
Leaving Mother Lake                                                  Namu, Yang Erche
To Live                                                              Hua, Yu
The Good Women of China                                              Xinran
China Boy                                                            Lee, Gus
Wild Swans                                                           Chang, Jung
Life and Death in Shanghai                                           Cheng, Nien
The Distand Land of My Father                                        Caldwell, Bo
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress                             Dai, Sijie
Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard                                  Shen, Fan
The Dim Sum of All Things                                            Keltner, Kim Wong
Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted
Chinese Daughter                                                     Mah, Adeline Yen
Farewell, Shanghai (Jewish refugees in Shanghai)                     Wagenstein, Angel

JAPAN / KOREA
Black Rain                                                           Ibuse, Masuji
A Boy Called "H": A Childhood in Wartime Japan                       Senoh, Kappa
Somebody's Daughter                                                  Lee, Marie Myung-ok

AFRICA / THE "BLACK" EXPERIENCE
Jazz                                                                 Morrison, Toni
The Bluest Eyes                                                      Morrison, Toni
Beloved                                                              Morrison, Toni
Poisonwood Bible                                                     Kingsolver, Barbara
Their Eyes Were Watching God                                         Hurston, Zora Neale
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings                                      Angelou, Maya
A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali                                       Courtemanche, Gil
Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier                  Fuller, Alexandra
White Man's Grave                                                    Dooling, Richard
Black Like Me                                                        Griffin, John Howard
Things Fall Apart                                                    Achebe, Chinua
The Color of Water                                                   McBride
Native Son                                          Wright, Richard
Nervous Conditions                                  Dangarembga, Tsitsi
Chanda's Wars                                       Stratton, Allan
Chanda's Secrets                                    Stratton, Allan
Disgrace                                            Coetzee, J.M.
Caucasia                                            Senna, Danzy

INDIA
God of Small Things                                 Roy, Arundhati
City of Joy                                         Lapierre, Dominique
A Fine Balance                                      Mistry, Rohinton
Freedom at Midnight                                 Lapierre, Dominique
Brick Lane                                          Ali, Monica
Interpreter of Maladies                             Lahiri, Jhumpa
Life of Pi                                          Martel, Yann
The Namesake                                        Lahiri, Jhumpa
Midnight's Children                                 Rushdie, Salman
The Glass Palace                                    Ghosh, Amitav
The White Tiger                                     Adiga, Aravind
We With to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be
Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda       Gourevitch, Philip
Animal's People                                     Sinha, Indra
The Space Between Us                                Umrigar, Thrity
Unaccustomed Earth                                  Lahiri, Jhumpa
A Passage to India                                  Forster, E.M.
Clear Light of Day                                  Desai, Anita

MIDDLE EAST
Kite Runner                                         Hosseini, Khaled
A Thousand Splendid Suns                            Hosseini, Khaled
Bookseller of Kabul                                 Seierstad, Asne
Swallows of Kabul                                   Kadra, Yasmina
House of Sand and Fog                               Dubus, Andre
The Rug Merchant                                    Mullins, Meg
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight
Terrorism and Build Nations--One School at a Time   Mortenson, Greg

HAITI/CARIBBEAN
Breath, Eyes, Memory                                Danticat, Edwidge
Farming of Bones                                    Danticat, Edwidge
Lucy                                                Kincaid, Jamaica
A House for Mr. Biswas                              Naipaul, V.S.

NATIVE AMERICAN
Green Grass, Running Water                            King, Thomas
The Bean Trees                                        Kingsolver, Barbara
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian       Alexie, Sherman
Flight                                                Alexie, Sherman

LATIN AMERICA
House of the Spirits                                  Allende, Isabel
News of a Kidnapping                                  Marques, Gabriel Garcia
Love in the Time of Cholera                           Marques, Gabriel Garcia
One Hundred Years of Solitude                         Marques, Gabriel Garcia
The Feast of the Goat                                 Vargas, Mario Llosa

EUROPE & NORTH AMERICAN (20th CENTURY)
Angela's Ashes                                        McCourt, Frank (Irish)
The Handmaid's Tale                                   Atwood, Margaret
The Crow Road                                         Banks, Iain
Farhenheit 451                                        Bradbury, Ray
Any novels by Maggie Gee                              Gee, Maggie
Lord of the Flies                                     Golding, Willaim
Brighton Rock                                         Greene, Graham
The Quiet American                                    Greene, Graham
Travels with my Aunt                                  Greene, Graham
Any book by this author                               Hemingway, Ernest
Brave New World                                       Huxley, Aldous
Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man                  Joyce, James
The Trial                                             Kafka, Franz
Metamorphosis                                         Kafka, Franz
Sons and Lovers                                       Lawrence, D.H.
The Fifth Child                                       Lessing, Doris
Any novel by Doris Lessing                            Lessing, Doris
The Child in Time                                     McEwan, Ian
Atonement                                             McEwan, Ian
Amsterdam                                             McEwan, Ian
Saturday                                              McEwan, Ian
Wild Sargasso Sea                                     Rhys, Jean
Catcher in the Rye                                    Salinger, J.D.
Perfume                                               Suskin, Patrick
The Age of Innocence                                  Wharton, Edith
Oranges are not the Only Fruit                        Winterson, Jeanette
To the Lighthouse                                     Woolf, Virginia
Mrs. Dalloway                                         Woolf, Virginia
The Rotter's Club                                     Coe, Jonathan
Midnight at the Dragon Café (Takes place in Canada,
but deals with Chinese Culture)                       Bates, Judy Fong
Malka                                         Pressler, Mirjam
The Plot Against America                      Roth, Philip

AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND / PAPUA…
Mister Pip                                    Jones, Lloyd

CLASSICS
Any book by Jane Austen                       Austen, Jane
Emma                                          Austen, Jane
Persuasion                                    Austen, Jane
Sense & Sensibility                           Austen, Jane
Mansfield Park                                Austen, Jane
Jaye Eyre                                     Bronte, Charlotte
Wuthering Heights                             Bronte, Emily
The Plague                                    Camus, Albert
The Stranger                                  Camus, Albert
Heart of Darkness                             Conrad, Joseph
Moll Flanders                                 Defoe, Daniel
Robinson Crusoe                               Defoe, Daniel
Hard Times                                    Dickens, Charles
A Tale of Two Cities                          Dickens, Charles
Great Expectations                            Dickens, Charles
Crime and Punishment                          Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Middlemarch                                   Eliot, George
The Mill on the Floss                         Eliot, George
Silas Marner                                  Eliot, George
Any book by George Eliot                      Eliot, George
Madame Bovary                                 Flauvert, Gustav
Room with a View                              Forster, E.M.
Far From the Maddening Crowd                  Hardy, Thomas
Jude The Obscure                              Hardy, Thomas
The Mayor of Casterbridge:                    Hardy, Thomas
The Return of the Native                      Hardy, Thomas
Tess of the d'Urbevilles: a Pure Woman        Hardy, Thomas
Any work by Thomas Hardy
Frankenstein                                  Shelley, Mary
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde   Stevenson, Robert Louis
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  Analysis Resources for IB English Years 1 & 2 (R. Kemsley)

Title                                                           Author/Editor               Call Number
Greek tragedy in action                                         Taplin, Oliver              790 TAP
Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life            Lamott, Anne                808 LAM
Spunk & bite : a writer's guide to punchier, more engaging
language & style                                                Plotnik, Arthur             808 PLO
Reading like a writer : a guide for people who love books and
for those who want to write them                                Prose, Francine             808 PRO
The art and craft of poetry                                     Bugeja, Michael J.          808.1 BUG
How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry               Hirsch, Edward              808.1 HIR
How to interpret poetry                                         Rozakis, Laurie E.          808.1 ROZ
To be a playwright                                              Neipris, Janet              808.2 NEI
World authors, 1900-1950                                        Seymour-Smith, Martin       809 WOR
The female dramatist : profiles of women playwrights from
the Middle Ages to the contempor                                Partnow, Elaine T.          809.2 PAR

Notable American novelists (3 volumes)                          Rollyson, Carl              809.3 NOT
A student's guide to Emily Dickinson                            Borus, Audrey               811 BOR
Sylvia Plath : comprehensive research and study guide           Bloom, Harold (editor)      811 SYL
Arthur Miller                                                   Bloom, Harold (editor)      812 ART
Arthur Miller                                                   Bloom, Harold (editor)      812 ART
Arthur Miller : comprehensive research and study guide          Bloom, Harold (editor)      812 ART
Arthur Miller's The crucible                                    Bloom, Harold (editor)      812 ART
Understanding Death of a salesman : a student casebook to
issues, sources, and historical documents                       Murphy, Brenda              812 MUR
Tennessee Williams : comprehensive research and study
guide                                                           Bloom, Harold (editor)      812 TEN
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby                          Bloom, Harold (editor)      813 F
Understanding The great Gatsby : a student casebook to
issues, sources, and historical documents                       Gross, Dalton               813 GRO
The story behind-- F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby       Hensley, Laura J.           813 HEN
The Penguin Book of First World War poetry                      Silkin, Jon (editor)        821.008 PEN
The Penguin book of First World War poetry                      Walter, George              821.008 PEN
Who's who in Shakespeare's England                              Palmer, Alan & Veronica     822.3 PAL
Shakespeare's tragedies : comprehensive research and
study guide                                                     Bloom, Harold (editor)      822.3 SHA
William Shakespeare                                             Bloom, Harold (editor)      822.3 WIL
William Shakespeare's Macbeth                                   Bloom, Harold (editor)      822.3 WIL
Reading Greek tragedy                                           Goldhill, Simon             882 GOL
Masterpieces of classic Greek drama                             Smith, Helaine L.           882 SMI
Sophocles                                                       Bloom, Harold (editor)      882 SOP
Sophocles' Oedipus rex                                          Bloom, Harold (editor)      882 SOP
Sophocles : the complete plays                                  Bloom, Harold (editor)      882 SOP
A guide to ancient Greek drama                                  Storey, Ian C.              882 STO
Literature and its times (5 volumes)                            Moss, Joyce (editor)        REF 809 LIT
Critical survey of poetry (8 volumes)                           Jason, Philip K. (editor)   REF 809.1 CRI
Notable playwrights (3 volumes)                                 Rollyson, Carl (editor)     REF 809.2 NOT

				
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