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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!

  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.
    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.
    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.
    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

  48. 51.
    Of Mice and Men
    by John Steinbeck

  49. 52.
    Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Signet Classics)
    by Robert Louis Stevenson

  50. 53.
    Dracula (Signet Classics)
    by Bram Stoker

  51. 54.
    Gulliver's Travels (Signet Classics)
    by Jonathan Swift

  52. 55.
    The Joy Luck Club
    by Amy Tan

  53. 56.
    Anna Karenina
    by Leo Tolstoy

  54. 57.
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Bantam Classic)
    by Mark Twain

  55. 58.
    The Age of Innocence (Modern Library Classics)
    by Edith Wharton

  56. 59.
    The Color Purple
    by Alice Walker

  57. 60.
    The Time Machine
    by H. G. Wells

  58. 61.
    The Picture of Dorian Gray (Modern Library Classics)
    by Oscar Wilde

  59. 62.
    Our Town: A Play in Three Acts (Perennial Classics)
    by Thornton Wilder

  60. 63.
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    by Tennessee Williams

  61. 64.
    Mrs. Dalloway
    by Virginia Woolf

  62. 65.
    Jude the Obscure (Penguin Classics)
    by Thomas Hardy

  63. 66.
    Native Son (Perennial Classics)
    by Richard Wright

  64. 67.
    A Raisin in the Sun
    by Lorraine Hansberry

  65. 68.
    Medea and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
    by Euripides

  66. 69.
    Candide: Or Optimism (Penguin Classics)
    by Voltaire

  67. 70.
    The Crucible
    by Arthur Miller

  68. 71.
    Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts
    by Samuel Beckett

  69. 72.
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
    by Tom Stoppard

  70. 74.
    Things Fall Apart
    by Chinua Achebe

  71. 75.
    The Stranger
    by Albert Camus

  72. 76.
    The Red Badge of Courage (Tor Classics)
    by Stephen Crane

  73. 77.
    Lord Jim
    by Joseph Conrad

  74. 78.
    by Daphne Du Maurier

  75. 79.
    Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel
    by David Guterson

  76. 80.
    Woman Warrior
    by Maxine Hong Kingston

  77. 81.
    House Made of Dawn (Perennial Classics)
    by N. Scott Momaday

  78. 82.
    Sister Carrie (Signet Classics)
    by Theodore Dreiser

  79. 83.
    The Pilgrim's Progress (Dover Thrift Editions)
    by John Bunyan

  80. 84.
    The Last of the Mohicans (Bantam Classics)
    by James Fenimore Cooper

  81. 85.
    Robinson Crusoe (Modern Library Classics)
    by Daniel Defoe

  82. 86.
    An American Tragedy (Signet Classics)
    by Theodore Dreiser

  83. 87.
    Adam Bede (Penguin Classics)
    by George Eliot

  84. 88.
    Silas Marner (Bantam Classics)

  85. 89.
    Invisible Man
    by Ralph Ellison

  86. 90.
    As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text
    by William Faulkner

  87. 91.
    A Passage to India
    by E.M. Forster

  88. 92.
    The Odyssey
    by Homer

  89. 93.
    Their Eyes Were Watching God
    by Zora Neale Hurston

  90. 94.
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Signet)
    by Ken Kesey

  91. 95.
    A Separate Peace
    by John Knowles

  92. 96.
    Main Street (Signet Classics)
    by Sinclair Lewis

  93. 97.
    Moby-Dick (Bantam Classics)
    by Herman Melville

  94. 98.
    Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays)
    by Arthur Miller

  95. 99.
    Gone with the Wind
    by Margaret Mitchell

  96. 100.
    Song of Solomon
    by Toni Morrison

  97. 101.
    The Bell Jar: A Novel (Perennial Classics)
    by Sylvia Plath

  98. 102.
    The Jungle: The Uncensored Original Edition
    by Upton Sinclair

  99. 103.
    Treasure Island (Signet Classics)
    by Robert Louis Stevenson

  100. 104.
    Uncle Tom's Cabin (Bantam Classics)
    by Harriet Beecher Stowe

  101. 105.
    War and Peace
    by Leo Tolstoy

  102. 106.
    Walden : An Annotated Edition
    by Henry David Thoreau

  103. 107.
    All the King's Men
    by Robert Penn Warren

  104. 108.
    Ethan Frome (Signet Classics)
    by Edith Wharton

  105. 109.
    The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Perennial Classics)
    by Thornton Wilder

  106. 110.
    The Glass Menagerie
    by Tennessee Williams

  107. 111.
    Lysistrata and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
    by Aristophanes

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