Fall Independent Reading assignment

You cannot succeed in this class or on the AP exam if you do not read voraciously during the course of the year. What you read matters as much as how you read; thus the list below includes many titles, all of which will challenge you. All the books listed below meet the College Board’s standards for “works of equal literary merit.” Please do not read books not on this list or authors not approved; these will not be eligible and thus you will receive no credit.

Readings: Read three of the following books during the fall semester. You must read one book and write the required paper each grading period. I will let you know when these assignments are due in advance, but please ensure that you have your independent reading book chosen at the beginning of each marking period and make time to read during the semester.

1.     Achebe, Chinua                  Things Fall Apart

2.     Alvarez, Julia                  In the Time of the Butterflies

3.     Austen, Jane                  Pride and Prejudice

4.       Diaz, Junot                        The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

5.       Joyce, James                  Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

6.       Kesey, Ken                        One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Next     

7.       Wilde, Oscar                  The Picture of Dorian Gray

8.       Woolf, Virginia                  Mrs. Dalloway

9.        Dickens, Charles              A Tale of Two Cities

10.     Faulker, William             The Sound and the Fury

11.  Bronte, Emily                        Wuthering Heights

12. Kerouac, Jack                        On the Road

13.  Frazier, Charles                    Cold Mountain

14. Wharton, Edith                     Ethan Frome

15. Bradbury, Ray                       Farenheit 451

16. Bronte, Charlotte                  Jane Eyre

17.Vonnegut, Kurt                       Slaughterhouse Five

18. Plath, Sylvia                          The Bell Jar

19.  Chbosky, Stephen                The Perks of being a Wallflower

20.Mc Court, Frank                    Angela's Ashes

21, McCourt, Frank                    'Tis

22. Capote, Truman                     In Cold Blood

23. Dante                                       Dante's Inferno

24. Salinger, JD                           The Catcher in the Rye

25.  Twain, Mark                          The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn