writedreams's "Advanced Placement English Recommended Reading"

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Books/Literary Works that are useful to be familiar with before taking the AP English Composition and Literature exams. Well, books that are generally good to read period, whether you’re a high school student preparing to take the AP tests or not.

P.S. As of today (Apr. 3, 2006), I got a hold of the actual list I had in high school, so within the next few days, the list will have more books! And I NEVER expected so many people to adopt this list, so thanks everyone, and happy reading!

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  1. 1.
    A Death in the Family
    by James Agee

  2. 2.
    Fahrenheit 451
    by Ray Bradbury

  3. 3.
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    by Maya Angelou

  4. 4.
    Slaughterhouse-Five
    by Kurt Vonnegut

  5. 5.
    Watership Down
    by Richard Adams

  6. 6.
    Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
    by Emily Brontë

  7. 7.
    The Handmaid's Tale
    by Margaret Atwood

  8. 8.
    Pride and Prejudice (Bantam Classics)
    by Jane Austen

  9. 9.
    The Martian Chronicles (The Grand Master Editions)
    by Ray Bradbury

  10. 10.
    Jane Eyre (Signet Classics)
    by Charlotte Brontë

  11. 12.
    Silent Spring
    by Rachel Carson

  12. 13.
    The Awakening
    by Kate Chopin

  13. 14.
    The Power of Myth
    by Joseph Campbell

  14. 15.
    Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by Joseph Conrad

  15. 16.
    The Great Santini: A Novel
    by Pat Conroy

  16. 17.
    The Lords of Discipline
    by Pat Conroy

  17. 18.
    Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
    by Charles Dickens

  18. 19.
    A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics)
    by Charles Dickens

  19. 20.
    The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text
    by William Faulkner

  20. 21.
    The Great Gatsby
    by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  21. 22.
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  22. 23.
    Lord of the Flies
    by William Golding

  23. 24.
    The Scarlet Letter (Bantam Classics)
    by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  24. 25.
    Catch-22
    by Joseph Heller

  25. 26.
    A Farewell To Arms
    by Ernest Hemingway

  26. 27.
    For Whom the Bell Tolls (Scribner Classics)
    by Ernest Hemingway

  27. 28.
    The Sun Also Rises
    by Ernest Hemingway

  28. 29.
    Death in the Afternoon
    by Ernest Hemingway

  29. 30.
    The Old Man and The Sea
    by Ernest Hemingway

  30. 31.
    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Modern Library Classics)
    by Victor Hugo

  31. 32.
    Brave New World
    by Aldous Huxley

  32. 34.

  33. 36.
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    by Harper Lee

  34. 37.
    The Bluest Eye (Oprah's Book Club)
    by Toni Morrison

  35. 38.
    Beloved
    by Toni Morrison

  36. 39.
    Animal Farm
    by George Orwell

  37. 40.
    Nineteen Eighty-four
    by George Orwell

  38. 41.
    Cry, the Beloved Country
    by Alan Paton

  39. 42.
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    by Erich Maria Remarque

  40. 43.
    The Catcher in the Rye
    by J.D. Salinger

  41. 44.
    Othello (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare

  42. 45.
    Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare)
    by William Shakespeare

  43. 46.
    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare

  44. 47.
    Romeo and Juliet (Folger Shakespeare Library)
    by William Shakespeare

  45. 48.
    Frankenstein (Enriched Classics)
    by Mary Shelley

  46. 49.
    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch (Signet Classics)
    by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

  47. 50.
    The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition)
    by John Steinbeck

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