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                                   BOOK LIST FOR YOUNG ADULTS
                                From the American Library Association
                          LINKS TO BOOKLISTS:

ALEX AWARDS (books written for adults but that have a special appeal for young adults)

   Pierson, DC. The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To:                                When Darren Bennett meets Eric
    Lederer, there's an instant connection. They share a love of drawing, the bottom rung on the cruel high school social
    ladder and a pathological fear of girls. Then Eric reveals a secret: He doesn’t sleep. Ever. When word leaks out about
    Eric's condition, he and Darren find themselves on the run. Is it the government trying to tap into Eric’s mind, or
    something far darker? It could be that not sleeping is only part of what Eric's capable of, and the truth is both better
    and worse than they could ever imagine.
   Murray, Liz. Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey
    from Homeless to Harvard: Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was
    living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard.
   Kwok, Jean. Girl in Translation: When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to
    Brooklyn squalor, she begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in
    the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her
    family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-
    Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but also herself back and forth between the worlds she
   Bognanni, Peter. The House of Tomorrow: Sebastian Prendergast lives in a geodesic dome with his
    eccentric grandmother, who homeschooled him in the teachings of futurist philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller. But when
    his grandmother has a stroke, Sebastian is forced to leave the dome and make his own way in town. Jared Whitcomb is
    a chain-smoking sixteen-year-old heart-transplant recipient who befriends Sebastian, and begins to teach him about all
    the things he has been missing, including grape soda, girls, and Sid Vicious. They form a punk band called The Rash, and
    it's clear that the upcoming Methodist Church talent show has never seen the likes of them. Wholly original, The House
    of Tomorrow is the story of a young man's self-discovery, a dying woman's last wish, and a band of misfits trying
    desperately to be heard.
   Hamilton, Steve. The Lock Artist: Michael is no ordinary young man. Mute since a childhood tragedy, at
    age eighteen he discovers that he possesses a skill he would never have expected. Whether it's a locked door without a
    key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe…he can open them all.
   Bender, Aimee. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel: On the eve of her ninth
    birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a
    magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the slice. To her horror, she finds that her cheerful mother tastes of
    despair. Soon, she’s privy to the secret knowledge that most families keep hidden: her father’s detachment, her
    mother’s transgression, her brother’s increasing retreat from the world. But there are some family secrets that even her
    cursed taste buds can’t discern.
   Haig, Matt. The Radleys: Just about everyone knows a family like the Radleys. Many of us grew up next door
    to one. They are a modern family, averagely content, averagely dysfunctional, living in a staid and quiet suburban
    English town. Peter is an overworked doctor whose wife, Helen, has become increasingly remote and uncommunicative.
    Rowan, their teenage son, is being bullied at school, and their anemic daughter, Clara, has recently become a vegan.
    They are typical, that is, save for one devastating exception: Peter and Helen are vampires and have—for seventeen
    years—been abstaining by choice from a life of chasing blood in the hope that their children could live normal lives.
   Bell, Alden. The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel: Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young
    girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and
    danger, hoping to be set free.
   Donoghue, Emma. Room: A Novel: To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was
    born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma
    shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma,
    it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce
    motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold
    escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how
    unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.
   Grant, Helen. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden: A Novel: After Pia’s grandmother dies in a
    freak accident, the neighbors in her little German hometown of Bad Münstereifel glance at Pia with wary eyes. But then
    something else captures the community’s attention: the vanishing of Katharina Linden. Katharina was last seen at a
    parade, dressed as Snow White. Then, like a character in a Grimm’s fairy tale, she disappeared. Ten-year-old Pia and her
    only friend, the unpopular StinkStefan, suspect that Katharina has been spirited away by the supernatural. Their
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    investigation is inspired by such local legends as that of Unshockable Hans, visited by witches in the form of cats, or of
    the knight whose son is doomed to hunt forever. Then another girl vanishes, and Pia is plunged into a new and
    unnerving place, one far away from fairy tales—and perilously close to adulthood.

Books for College Bound: Fiction
 Agee, James. A Death in the Family. 1957.                          The enchanted childhood summer of 1915 suddenly
    becomes a baffling experience for Rufus Follet when his father dies.
   Allison, Dorothy. Bastard Out of Carolina. 1992. Bone confronts poverty, the troubled marriage of
    her mother and stepfather, and the stigma of being considered "white trash" as she comes of age in South Carolina.
   Alvarez, Julia. In the Time of Butterflies. 1994. Dede, the only survivor of the four Mirabel sisters,
    code named Mariposas or butterflies, reveals their role in the liberation of the Dominican Republic from the dictator
   Anaya, Rudolfo. Bless Me, Ultima. 1972. Ultima, a wise old mystic, helps a young Hispanic boy resolve
    personal dilemmas caused by the differing backgrounds and aspirations of his parents and society.
   Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. 1986. In Gilead, a Christian fundamentalist dystopia, fertile
    lower-class women serve as birth-mothers for the upper class.
   Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Sower. 1993. Lauren Olamina, who suffers from a hereditary trait
    called "hyperempathy" that causes her to feel others' pain physically, journeys north along the dangerous highways of
    twentieth-first century California.
   Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Game. 1985. In a world decimated by alien attacks, the government trains
    young geniuses like Ender Wiggin in military strategy with increasingly complex computer games.
    Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. 1899. Edna Pontellier, an unhappy wife and mother, discovers new
    qualities in herself when she visits Grand Isle, a resort for the Creole elite of New Orleans.
   Cisneros, Sandra. The House On Mango Street. 1991. In short, poetic stories, Esperanza describes
    life in a low-income, predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago.
   Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment. 1866. A sensitive intellectual is driven by poverty to
    believe himself exempt from moral law.
   Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man. 1952. A young African American seeking identity during his high school and
    college days, and later in New York's Harlem, relates his terrifying experiences.
   Emecheta, Buchi. Bride Price. 1976. Aku-nna, a very young Ibo girl, and Chike, her teacher, fall in love
    despite tribal custom forbidding their romance.
   Faulkner, William. The Bear. 1931. Ike McCaslin's hunting trips for the legendary bear, Old Ben, are
    played out against opposing ideas of corruption and innocence.
   Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain. 1997. Inman, a wounded Civil War soldier, endures the elements, The
    Guard, and his own weakness and infirmity to return to his sweetheart, Ada, who is fighting her own battle to survive
    while farming the mountainous North Carolina terrain.
   Gaines, Ernest. A Lesson Before Dying. 1993. When Jefferson's attorney states, "I would just as soon
    put a hog in the electric chair as this," disillusioned teacher Grant Wiggins is sent into the penitentiary to help this slow
    learner gain a sense of dignity and self-esteem before his execution.
   Gardner, John. Grendel. 1971. In a unique interpretation of the Beowulf legend, the monster Grendel
    relates his struggle to understand the ugliness in himself and mankind in the brutal world of fourteenth-century
   Gibbons, Kaye. Ellen Foster. 1987. Casting an unflinching yet humorous eye on her situation, eleven-year-
    old Ellen survives her mother's death, an abusive father, and uncaring relatives to find for herself a loving home and a
    new mama.
   Heller, Joseph. Catch-22. 1961. In this satirical novel, Captain Yossarian confronts the hypocrisy of war and
    bureaucracy as he frantically attempts to survive.
   Hemingway, Ernest. Farewell to Arms. 1929. World War I is the setting for this love story of an
    English nurse and a wounded American ambulance officer.
   Hesse, Hermann. Siddhartha. 1951. Emerging from a kaleidoscope of experiences and tasted pleasures,
    Siddhartha transcends to a state of peace and mystic holiness in this strangely simple story.
   Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. 1932. In a chilling vision of the future, babies are produced in
    bottles and exist in a mechanized world without soul.
   Keneally, Thomas. Schindler's List. 1982. Oskar Schindler, a rich factory owner, risks his life and
    spends his personal fortune to save Jews listed as his workers during World War II.
   King, Laurie R. The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or, on the Segregation of the
    Queen. 1994. Retired Sherlock Holmes meets his intellectual match in 15-year-old Mary Russell, who challenges
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    him to investigate yet another case.
   Kosinski, Jerzy. Painted Bird. 1965.                 An abandoned dark-haired child wanders alone through isolated
    villages of Eastern Europe in World War II.
   Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. 1960.                    A young girl tells of life in a small Alabama town in the 1930s
    and her father's defense in court of an African American accused of raping a white woman.
   LeGuin, Ursula. The Left Hand of Darkness. 1969. First envoy to the technologically primitive world
    of Winter, Al must deal with a hostile climate; a suspicious, bickering government; and his own conventional sexual
   McCullers, Carson. The Member of the Wedding. 1946. A young Southern girl is determined to be
    the third party on a honeymoon, despite all advice.
   McKinley, Robin. Beauty. 1978.Love is the only key to unlocking a curse and transforming the Beast into a
   Malamud, Bernard. The Fixer. 1966. Victim of a vicious anti-Semitic conspiracy, Yakov Bok is in a Russian
    prison with only his indomitable will to sustain him.
   Markandaya, Kamala. Nectar In A Sieve. 1954. Natural disasters, an arranged marriage, and
    industrialization of her village are the challenges Rukmani must face as the bride of a peasant farmer in southern India.
   Mason, Bobbi Ann. In Country. 1985. After her father is killed in the Vietnam War, Sam Hughes lives
    with an uncle whom she suspects suffers from the effects of Agent Orange, and struggles to come to terms with the
    war's impact on her family.
   Mori, Kyoko. Shizuko's Daughter. 1993. In the years following her mother's suicide, Yuki develops the
    inner strength to cope with her distant father, her resentful stepmother, and her haunting, painful memories.
   Morrison, Toni. Beloved. 1987. Preferring death over slavery for her children, Sethe murders her infant
    daughter who later mysteriously returns and almost destroys the lives of her mother and sister.
   O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. 1990. These stories follow Tim
    O'Brien's platoon of American soldiers through a variety of personal and military encounters during the Vietnam War.
   O'Connor, Flannery. Everything That Rises Must Converge. 1965. Stories about misfits in
    small Southern towns force the reader to confront hypocrisy and complacency.
   Potok, Chaim. The Chosen. 1967. A baseball injury brings together two Jewish boys, one Hasidic, the other
    Orthodox, first in hostility but finally in friendship.
   Power, Susan. The Grass Dancer. 1994. Ending in the 1980s with the love story of Charlene Thunder
    and grass dancer Harley Wind Soldier, this multigenerational tale of a Sioux family is told in the voices of the living and
    the dead.
   Shaara, Michael. Killer Angels. 1974. Officers and foot soldiers from both the Union and Confederacy
    steel themselves for the bloody Battle of Gettysburg.
   Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. 1939. An Oklahoma farmer and his family leave the Dust Bowl
    during the Great Depression to go to the promised land of California.
   Uchida, Yoshiko. Picture Bride. 1987. Hana Omiya journeys to America in the early 1900s to marry a
    man she has never met.
   Watson, Larry. Montana 1948. 1993. The summer he is 12, David watches as his family and small town
    are shattered by scandal and tragedy.
   Wright, Richard. Native Son. 1940. For Bigger Thomas, an African American man accused of a crime in
    the white man's world, there could be no extenuating circumstances, no explanations and only death.
   Yolen, Jane. Briar Rose. 1992. Disturbed by her grandmother Gemma's unique version of Sleeping Beauty,
    Rebecca seeks the truth behind the fairy tale.

ALA’s 2011 TOP 10 BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOKS (Selected from a general list of fiction and
nonfiction titles selected for their proven or potential appeal to the personal reading tastes of the
young adult by the American Library Association’s committee.)

   Brennan, Sarah Rees. Demon's Lexicon:                      Nick must find a way to save his brother from the demon's
    mark that means certain death.
   Griffin, Paul. The Orange Houses: (not available until Sept. 1, 2011)
   Herlong, M.H. The Great Wide Sea: Ben, Dylan, and Gerry are still mourning their mother's death when
    their dad decides to buy a boat and take them on a year-long sailing trip. Tensions flare between Ben and his father, but
    they gradually learn to live together in close quarters. But one morning, the boys wake up to discover their father has
    disappeared—and they are lost. What happened to him? Where are they? And what will they do when a treacherous
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    storm looms on the horizon?
   Jinks, Catherine. The Reformed Vampire Support Group:                         Think vampires are romantic, sexy,
    and powerful? Vampires are dead. And unless they want to end up staked, they must stop fanging people, admit their
    addiction, and join a support group.
   Napoli, Donna Jo. Alligator Bayou:                       Calogero, his uncles, and cousins are six Sicilian men living in the small
    town of Tallulah, Louisiana. They work hard, growing vegetables and selling them at their stand and in their grocery store.To 14-
    year-old Calogero, newly arrived from Sicily, Tallulah is a lush world full of contradictions, hidden rules, and tension between the
    Negro and white communities. He’s startled and thrilled by the danger of a ’gator hunt in the midnight bayou, and by his
    powerful feelings for Patricia, a sharpwitted, sweet-natured Negro girl. Some people welcome the Sicilians. Most do not.
    Calogero’s family is caught in the middle: the whites don’t see them as equal, but befriending Negroes is dangerous. Every day
    brings Calogero and his family closer to a a terrifying, violent confrontation.
   Small, David. Stitches: A Memoir: Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will
    Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children’s author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet
    redemptive graphic memoir.
   Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me: By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to
    navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy
    guy on the corner. But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason,
    and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And
    then a mysterious note arrives, scrawled on a tiny slip of paper. The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that
    whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she
    can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she's too late.
   Stork, Francisco X. Marcelo in the Real World: Reminiscent of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in
    the Night-Time" in the intensity and purity of its voice, this extraordinary novel challenges the boundaries of autism. It is
    a love story, a legal drama, and a celebration of the music each of us hears inside.
   Taylor, Laini. Lips Touch: Three Times Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no
    mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers' souls
   Walker, Sally M. Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial
    Maryland: Join author Sally M. Walker as she works alongside scientists investigating colonial-era graves near
    Jamestown, Virginia: a teenage boy, a ship's captain, an indentured servant, a colonial official and his family, and an
    enslaved African girl. All are reaching beyond the grave to tell us their stories, which are written in bone.

2011 TOP 10 BEST FICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS (YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults
Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are
recommended reading for ages 12 to 18.)

   Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship Breaker:                   Nailer is a light crew scavenger tearing up old hulks of ships, living day
    to day, until a rich girl and her gleaming ship run ashore in a storm on the beach and his life gets more dangerous.
   Donnelly, Jennifer. Revolution:              Haunted by the death of her brother, Andi is taken to Paris by her
    estranged father where an encounter with a mysterious diary may bring her back from the edge.
   Marchetta, Melina. Finnikin of the Rock:                    Finnikin and his fellow exiles from Lumatere wish to return
    to their cursed homeland. Finnikin must go on an epic journey with a mute novice named Evanjalin to return home.
   Matson, Morgan. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour:                         Amy and Roger must both learn to deal with loss
    while on a road trip across the country which doesn't go as expected.
   McBride, Lish. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer:                         When Sam discovers he is a necromancer he must
    learn to control his power in order to defeat a powerful and corrupt rival and save his friends.
   Mulligan, Andy. Trash:              Three garbage-picker boys find an item of great value to a corrupt politician on their
    rounds, setting off a tense hunt to see who will triumph.
   Perkins, Mitali. Bamboo People: Chiko, a Burmese soldier and Tu Reh, a Kerenni refugee meet on
    opposite sides of war and each must learn what it means to be a man of his people.
   Reinhardt, Dana. The Things a Brother Knows:                           Boaz is back and hailed as the hometown hero,
    but he is not at all the same. Can his younger brother Levi help him truly make his way home?
   Saenz, Benjamin. Last Night I Sang to the Monster:                          Weeks in therapy go by and 18-year-old
    Zach is still unable to remember the monstrous events that left him alone and haunted by nightmares.
   Sedgwick, Marcus. Revolver:                  Sig is alone with his father’s body when the lawless man his father had
    managed to escape appears out of the icy wilderness.
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Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults
(ages 12-18) during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year.)

   Angel, Ann. Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing:                    From her humble beginnings in a small town in Texas to her
    marquee life as a superstar of '60s rock, Janis Joplin remains an icon of music. Despite her short life, she left an indelible
    impression on the music of an era.
   Bartoletti, Susan Campbell, They Called Themselves the KKK: The Birth of an
    American Terrorist Group: Bartoletti provides readers with an in-depth look at the formation of the KKK and
    its subsequent evolution into a violent organization. With primary source material, she details the horrific history of the
    Ku Klux Klan and the people who fell victim to its reign of terror.
   Bowers, Rick, Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to
    Destroy the Civil Rights Movement: In 1958, the state of Mississippi began an undercover operation, The
    Sovereignty Commission, to spy on and potentially squelch the Civil Rights movement. Bowers' expose of this unknown
    organization reveals the extent to which some were willing to go to see segregation remain the law of the state.
   Janeczko, Paul, The Dark Game: True Spy Stories:                      This compilation of different spies carries
    readers from the Revolutionary War through the infamous Cold War era. Delve into stories about the Choctaw Code
    Talkers of WWI, Soviet moles, Mata Hari and more as you uncover just how they changed the course of history.
   Rubalcaba, Jill and Peter Robertshaw, Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin
    Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates: Through fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and scientific debate, the
    bones of Turkana Boy, Lapede Child, Kennewick Man and Iceman are used to tell the fascinating stories of four member
    of the human family tree. Maps, photographs, and news headlines add to our understanding of archeology's cutting
    edge science.

2011 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens (Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of
recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by

   Aristophane, The Zabime Sisters. Trans. by Matt Madden:Experience the first day of summer
    vacation with three sisters on their island home of Guadelupe.
   Dayton, Brandon . Green Monk: A young monk with the most powerful blade of grass EVER wanders into
    battle with a fierce giant.
   Iwaoka, Hisae. Saturn Apartments V. 1: Mitsu takes on his late father's dangerous job as a window
    washer on the space ship Saturn Apartments.
   Kim, Susan, et. al. Brain Camp:Two teens discover there is something far more sinister than nature hikes
    going on at their summer camp.
   Layman, John and Rob Guillory. Chew V. 1: Taster’s Choice: When Tony Chu has to investigate
    murder, just about anything can end up down the hatch.
   Neri, G. and Randy Duburke. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty: The life,
    death and aftermath of an eleven-year-old gangbanger, based on a true tragedy.
   Shiga, Jason. Meanwhile: Pick Any Path. 3,856 Story Possibilities: In this completely original
    graphic-novel take on a choose-your-own-adventure, a boy stumbles upon the lab of a mad scientist who asks him to
    choose between testing a mind-reading device, a time machine, and a doomsday machine
   Telgemeier, Raina. Smile: Brace yourself: Middle School plus orthodontia equals dental drama.
   TenNapel, Doug. Ghostopolis: Garth Hale has gone to the other side, but he’s not dead yet.
   Weing, Drew. Set to Sea: A lumbering poet discovers hardship and wisdom on the high seas.
 Bachorz, Pam. Drought
 Beam, Cris. I Am J
 Beaudoin, Sean. You Killed Wesley Payne
 Black, Holly and Justine Larbalestier. Zombies vs. Unicorn
 Card, Orson Scott. The Lost Gate
 Clare, Cassandra. The Clockwork’s Angel
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    Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay
    Collins, Yvonne. Love, Inc.
    Condie, Ally. Matched
    Cremer, Andrea. Nightshade
    Fitzpatrick, Becca. Crescendo
    Grant, Michael. Lies: A Gone Novel
    Hawkins, Rachel. Demonglass
    Hakwins, Rachel. Hex Hall
    Kagawa, Julie. The Iron King
    Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four
    Moore, Peter. Red Moon Rising
    Nelson, Jandy. The Sky is Everywhere
    Oliver, Lauren. Before I Fall
    O’Neal, Ellis. The False Princess
    Patterson, James. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel
    Pearce, Jackson. Sisters Red
    Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Blessed
    Westerfeld, Scott. Behemoth
    White, Kiersten. Paranormalcy

 Collins, Suzanne. Catching Fire
 Clare, Cassandra. City of Glass
 Carter, Ally. Heist Society
 Stiefvater, Maggie. Shiver
 Fitzpatrick, Becca. Hush, Hush
 Garcia, Kami and Margaret Stohl. Beautiful Creatures
 Dessen, Sarah. Along for the Ride
 Forman, Gayle. If I Stay
 Cashore, Kristin. Fire
 Anderson, Laurie Halse. Wintergirls

From College Board
--                                   Beowulf
Achebe, Chinua                       Things Fall Apart
Agee, James                          A Death in the Family
Austen, Jane                         Pride and Prejudice
Baldwin, James                       Go Tell It on the Mountain
Beckett, Samuel                      Waiting for Godot
Bellow, Saul                         The Adventures of Augie March
Brontë, Charlotte                    Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily                        Wuthering Heights
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Camus, Albert                        The Plague
Cather, Willa                        Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chaucer, Geoffrey                    The Canterbury Tales
Chekhov, Anton                       The Cherry Orchard
Chopin, Kate                         The Awakening
Conrad, Joseph                       Heart of Darkness
Cooper, James Fenimore               The Last of the Mohicans
Crane, Stephen                       The Red Badge of Courage
Dante                                Inferno
de Cervantes, Miguel                 Don Quixote
Defoe, Daniel                        Robinson Crusoe
Dickens, Charles                     A Tale of Two Cities
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor                  Crime and Punishment
Douglass, Frederick                  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Dreiser, Theodore                    An American Tragedy
Dumas, Alexandre                     The Three Musketeers
Eliot, George                        The Mill on the Floss
Ellison, Ralph                       Invisible Man
Emerson, Ralph Waldo                 Selected Essays
Faulkner, William                    As I Lay Dying
Faulkner, William                    The Sound and the Fury
Fielding, Henry                      Tom Jones
Fitzgerald, F. Scott                 The Great Gatsby
Flaubert, Gustave                    Madame Bovary
Ford, Ford Madox                     The Good Soldier
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Faust
Golding, William                     Lord of the Flies
Hardy, Thomas                        Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Hawthorne, Nathaniel                 The Scarlet Letter
Heller, Joseph                       Catch-22
Hemingway, Ernest                    A Farewell to Arms
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Homer                                The Iliad
Homer                                The Odyssey
Hugo, Victor                         The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hurston, Zora Neale                  Their Eyes Were Watching God
Huxley, Aldous                       Brave New World
Ibsen, Henrik                        A Doll's House
James, Henry                         The Portrait of a Lady
James, Henry                         The Turn of the Screw
Joyce, James                         A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Kafka, Franz                         The Metamorphosis
Kingston, Maxine Hong                The Woman Warrior
Lee, Harper                          To Kill a Mockingbird
Lewis, Sinclair                      Babbitt
London, Jack                         The Call of the Wild
Mann, Thomas                         The Magic Mountain
Marquez, Gabriel García              One Hundred Years of Solitude
Melville, Herman                     Bartleby the Scrivener
Melville, Herman                     Moby Dick
Miller, Arthur                       The Crucible
Morrison, Toni                       Beloved
O'Connor, Flannery                   A Good Man Is Hard to Find
O'Neill, Eugene                      Long Day's Journey into Night
Orwell, George                       Animal Farm
Pasternak, Boris                     Doctor Zhivago
Plath, Sylvia                        The Bell Jar
Poe, Edgar Allan                     Selected Tales
Proust, Marcel                       Swann's Way
Pynchon, Thomas                      The Crying of Lot 49
Remarque, Erich Maria                All Quiet on the Western Front
Rostand, Edmond                      Cyrano de Bergerac
Roth, Henry                          Call It Sleep
Suggested Readings: Select texts that you feel could fit into “Novel Destinations” See your English teacher or
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Salinger, J.D.                       The Catcher in the Rye
Shakespeare, William                 Hamlet
Shakespeare, William                 Macbeth
Shakespeare, William                 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare, William                 Romeo and Juliet
Shaw, George Bernard                 Pygmalion
Shelley, Mary                        Frankenstein
Silko, Leslie Marmon                 Ceremony
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander              One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Sophocles                            Antigone
Sophocles                            Oedipus Rex
Steinbeck, John                      The Grapes of Wrath
Stevenson, Robert Louis              Treasure Island
Stowe, Harriet Beecher               Uncle Tom's Cabin
Swift, Jonathan                      Gulliver's Travels
Thackeray, William                   Vanity Fair
Thoreau, Henry David                 Walden
Tolstoy, Leo                         War and Peace
Turgenev, Ivan                       Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark                          The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Voltaire                             Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.                   Slaughterhouse-Five
Walker, Alice                        The Color Purple
Wharton, Edith                       The House of Mirth
Welty, Eudora                        Collected Stories
Whitman, Walt                        Leaves of Grass
Wilde, Oscar                         The Picture of Dorian Gray
Williams, Tennessee                  The Glass Menagerie
Woolf, Virginia                      To the Lighthouse
Wright, Richard                      Native Son

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