Thursday, February 22, 2007

AP English Reading List



BalzacPere Goriot
Eugenie Granet
CamusThe Stranger
The Plague
The Fall
CervantesDon Quixote
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment

The Brother Karamazov****
Notes from the Underground
FlaubertMadam Bovary
Victor HugoThe Hunchback of Notre Dame
Les Miserables
James JoycePortrait of the Artist as a Young Man**
Franz KafkaThe Trail
The Castle
The Metamorphosis
KazantzakisZorba the Greek
PasternakDoctor Zhivago
TolstoyAnna Karenina
War and Peace

18th -- 19th Century English

Jane AustenPride and Prejudice*****
Charlotte BronteJane Eyre
Emily BronteWuthering Heights***
ButlerThe Way of All Flesh
CelineJourney to End of Night
DefoeRobinson Crusoe
Charles DickensGreat Expectations*****
David Copperfield
Oliver Twist
A Tale of Two Cities
George EliotSilas Marner
FieldingTom Jones
GoldsmithThe Vicar of Wakefield
GreenThe Heart of the Matter
HardyJude the Obscure
Far from the Madding Crowd
Tess of the D'Ubervilles***
The Return of the Native
The Mayor of Casterbridge
LawrenceSons and Lovers
Mary ShellyFrankenstein
SterneTristam Shandy
SwiftGulliver's Travels
ThackerayVanity Fair
Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray****

20th Century English

ConradThe Heart of Darkness***
The Secret Sharer**
Lord Jim
E.M. ForsterA Passage to India
FowlesThe French Lieutenant's Woman
The Magus
GoldingLord of the Flies
HuxleyBrave New World
Point, Counterpoint
Somerset MaughamOf Human Bondage
George Orwell1984*****
Animal Farm****
Virginia WoolfTo a Lighthouse
Mrs. Dalloway

Early American

Willa CatherMy Antonia
ChopinThe Awakening
Steven CraneThe Red Badge of Courage**
DreiserSister Carrie
An American Tragedy
EllisonThe Invisible Man
FaulknerAs I Lay Dying
A Light in August
The Sound and the Fury
Absalom, Absalom
F. Scott FitzgeraldTender is the Night
This Side of Paradise
Nathaniel HawthorneThe Scarlet Letter****
The House of Seven Gables*****
Ernest HemingwayThe Old Man and the Sea***
The Sun Also Rises
A Farewell to Arms
HurstonTheir Eyes were Watching God
Henry JamesDaisy Miller**
The Turn of the Screw**
Portrait of a Lady
LewisMain Street
Jack LondonThe Call of the Wild****
Martin Eden**
McCullersA Member of the Wedding***
MelvilleMoby Dick
PorterShip of Fools
John SteinbeckThe Grapes of Wrath
East of Eden
Of Mice and Men*****
StoweUncle Tom's Cabin*****
Mark TwainHuckleberry Finn
WeltyThe Optimist's Daughter
Edith WhartonEthan Frome**
WolfeLook Homeward Angel
WrightNative Son

Contemporary American

BaldwinGo Tell it on the Mountain
Seize the Day
CheeverThe Wapshot Scandal
GainesA Lesson Before Dying*****
HellerCatch 22
IrvingA Widow for One Year
Barbara KingsolverThe Bean Trees
Animal Dreams
KeseyOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
MalamundThe Fixer
The Assistant
McCarthyAll the Pretty Horses
MorrisonThe Song of Solomon
The Bluest Eye
PotokThe Chosen
The Promise
Ny Name is Asher Lev
ProluxThe Shipping News
RandThe Fountainhead***
Atlas Shrugged
J.D. SalingerCatcher in the Rye****
UpdikeThe Centaur
Kurt VonnegutSlaughter House Five
Cat's Cradle
WarrenAll the King's Men
WestThe Day of the Locust


AchebeThings Fall Apart
DanteThe Divine Comedy
HomerThe Illiad
The Odyssey
PatonCry the Beloved Country

To Be Read List

Title Rating


A.S. Byatt
Diane Gabaldon
Josie Kilpack

The Outlander Series
To Have or to Hold

Anna Maxted
Getting Over It
Julie Morgan
James Patterson
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

Sam's Letters to Jennifer
Rosamund Pilcher
Under Gemini
Nora Roberts
Montana Sky
Joanna Catherine Scott
Cassandra Lost
Anya Seton
Green Darkness



Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451
Pearl S. Buck
The Good Earth
Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales
James Fennimore Cooper
The Last of the Mohicans
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hounds of the Baskervilles
Alexander Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo ****
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby ***
H. Rider Haggard
The Histories
C.S. Lewis
Till We have Faces
Margaret Mitchell
Gone with the Wind
Dame Murdock
Iris the Bell
Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island
Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Alice Walker
The Color Purple
Oscar Wilde
An Ideal Husband

Fantasy/Sci Fi

Margaret Atwood
Frank Beddor

The Handmaid's Tale
The Looking Glass Wars

Linda Buckley-Archer
Gideon the Cutpurse
Orson Scott Card
Clifford Chase
Susanna Clark
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Suzanne Collins
Gregor the Overlander
Hunger Games

John Connelly
The Book of Lost Things
Keith Donohue
The Stolen Child
David Farland
Ravenspell Series
Jean Ferris
Once Upon a Marigold ****
Jack Finney
Time and Again
Neil Gaiman

The Anansi Boys
Good Omens
American Gods

William Goldman
Princess Bride
Robin Hobb
Assassin's Apprentice
Liz Jensen
Ark Baby
Daniel Keyes
Flowers for Algernon
Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time
Hilda Lewis
The Ship that Flew
Cormac McCarthy
The Road ****
Stephenie Meyer
Brandon Mull

The Host

Audrey Niffenegger
Time Traveler's Wife ****
Naomi Novik
Temeraire Dragon Series

His Majesty's Dragon

Throne of Jade

Black Powder War
Phillip Pullman
His Dark Materials Trilogy

A Golden Compass

The Subtle Knife

The Amber Spyglass
Salman Rushdie
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Sam Savage
Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife
Rie Sheridan
The Lute and the Liar
Obert Skye
Leven Thumps
Ree Soesbee
Wind of Honor
May Stewart
The Crystal Cave
Jonathan Stroud
The Bartamaeus Trilogy

Amulet of Samarkand

The Golem's Eye

Ptolemy's Gate
Lisa Tuttle
The Silver Bough
Jo Walton
Thomas Wharton

Tooth and Claw

Marcus Zusak
The Book Thief **


Pamela Aidan
Fitzwilliam, Darcy Gentleman
Tash Alexander
And Only to Deceive
Bess Street Aldrich
A White Bird Flying
Geraldine Brooks
Taylor Caldwell
Grandmother and the Priests
Tracey Chevalier
The Lady and the Unicorn

Girl with a Pearl Earring
Woman in White

Margaret Craven
I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Charles Fazer
Cold Mountain
Stella Gibbons
Cold Comfort Farm
Kate Grenville
The Secret River
Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants
Jane Guill
Nectar from a Stone
Jane Harris
The Observations
Edward Jones
The Known World
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the Time of Cholera
Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
The Snow Fox
Lisa See
Snowflower and the Secret Fan ***
Mary Sharatt
The Vanishing Point
Susan Vreeland
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
Edith Wharton
Glimpses of the Moon

Modern Drama

James Agee
A Death in the Family
Mitch Albom
For One More Day ***
Maya Angelou
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
John Banville
The Sea
Elizabeth Berg
Ordinary Life (short stories)
Miranda Beverly-Whitemore
The Effects of Light
Maeve Binchy
Tara Road
Ray Bradbury
Dandelion Wine

Farewell Summer
Italo Calvino
If On a Winter's Night a Traveler
Paul Coehlo
The Alchemist ****
Elizabeth Crook
The Night Journal
Renate Dorrestein
Kim Edwards

A Heart of Stone
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Leif Engel
Peace Like a River ****
Tom Franklin
Beth Gutcheon

Hell at the Breech
More Than You Know

Jane Hamilton
A Map of the World
Joanne Harris
Gentlemen and Players
John Hershey

Kaled Hosseini

A Bell for Adano
The Kite Runner
A Thousand Splendid Suns
John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany
Joshilyn Jackson
Between Georgia

Gods in Alabama
Sue Monk Kidd
The Secret Life of Bees *****
Nicole Krauss
The History of Love *****
Sandra Kring
The Book of Bright Ideas
Michael Lavigne
Not Me
Lori Lansens
The Girl
Kamala Markandaya
Nectar in a Sieve
Ian McKewan
Atonement: A Novel
Jacqueline Mitchard
Cage of Stars
David Mitchell
Black Swan Green
L.M Montgomery
A Tangled Web
Ann Pratchett
Bel Canto
Sharon Pywell
Everything After
Penny Sanseviery
Candlewood Lake
Scott Simon
Pretty Birds
Amy Tan
The Bonesetter's Daughter

The Hundred Secret Senses

The Joy Luck Club
Lisa Tucker
Once Upon a Day
Thrity Umrigar
The Space Between Us
Anne Ursu
Spilling Clarence
Michelle Wildgen
You're Not You
Marcia Willett
The Children's Hour


Peter Carey
Maria Anparo Escardon
Esperanza's Box of Saints
Craig Ferguson
Between the Bridge and the River
Shannon Hale
Austenland *****
Christopher Morley
Parnassus on Wheels
Carolyn Parkhurst
Lost and Found
Peter Rock
The Ambidestrist
Richard Russo
The Straight Man


Roger Angell
Let Me Finish
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Bill Bryson
A Walk in the Woods

The Life and Times of Thunderbolt Kid
Lewis Buzbee
The Yellow Lighted Bookshop
Jung Chung
Wild Swan and 3 Daughters of China
Colin Evans
Great Feuds in History
Julia Gilardi
Born to Rule
Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love ***
Katherine Graham
Personal History
Katherine and Richard Green
Inside the Dream
Ken Jennings
C.S. Lewis
David McCullough

The Great Bridge

The Path Between the Seas
Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes
Malika Oufkir

Stolen Lives **
Ron Powers
Mark Twain
Jean Sasson
Mayada, Daughter of Iraq
Cornelia Otis Skinner
Our Hearts were Young and Gay
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
A Midwife's Tale
Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle ****

Historical Fiction

Geraldine Brooks
Year of Wonders ****
Sarah Dunant
The Birth of Venus

In the Company of the Courtesan
Philippa Gregory
The Other Boelyn Girl ****
Karen Harper
The Princess of Wales
Robert Harris
Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Arthur Japin
In Lucia's Eyes
Jaan Kross
The Czar's Madman
David Liss
A Conspiracy of Paper
Rohinton Mistry
A Fine Balance
Tristi Pinkston
Nothing to Regret

Strength to Endure
Judith Riley
The Oracle Glass
Mary Doria Russell
A Thread of Grace
John Shors
Beneath a Marble Sky
Luis Alberto Urrea
The Hummingbird's Daughter
Brenda Rickman Vantrease
The Illuminator
Elie Wiesel

Young Adult Fiction

Liz Berry

The Book Without Words
The China Garden

L.M. Boston
The Children of Green Knowe
Dia Calhoun
Aria of the Sea

Sharon Creech
Walk Two Moons
Kate DiCamillo
The Tale of Despereaux
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Edward Eager
Half Magic
Cornelia Funke
The Thief Lord


Sally Gardner
I, Coriander
Beth Gutcheon
More Than You Know
Shannon Hale
Princess Academy ****

Goose Girl ****

Enna Burning ***

River Secrets

Book of a
Thousand Days
Jennifer Holm
Boston Jane
Robin McKinley
The Blue Sword
Meg Rosof
How I Live Now
Zilpha Kentley Snyder
The Changeling
Oscar Wilde
The Happy Prince


T.C. Boyle
Talk, Talk
Dan Brown
Angels and Demons
Truman Capote
In Cold Blood
Daphne Du Maurier
Rebecca ***
Jasper Fjorde
The Eyre Affair
Colleen Gleason

The Gardetta Vampire Chronicles
Linda Howard
Son of the Morning
Dean Koontz
Forever Odd

Odd Thomas

Brother Odd
Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian
Stephanie Meyer
Twilight Series
Dianne Setterfield
The Thirteenth Tale
Bram Stoker
Dracula ***
Anne Rice
Interview with a Vampire