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January 1, 2009
Suggested High School Reading List

Please Note: An asterisk * next to the title of a novel denotes that a Progeny Study Guide is available.

Title — Author — Literature Course
1984 — George Orwell — British/World
A Christmas Carol* — Charles Dickens — British/World
A Day No Pigs Would Die* — Robert Newton Peck — American
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn* — Mark Twain — American
All Quiet on the Western Front — Eric Maria Remarque — World
Animal Farm — George Orwell — British/World
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman — Ernest Gaines — American
Beowulf — public domain — World
Brave New World — Aldous Huxley — British/World
The Brothers Karamazov — Fyodor Dostoevsky — World
Call of the Wild — Jack London — American
The Canterbury Tales — Chaucer — World
Children of the River — Linda Crew — American
The Chosen — Chaim Potok — World
The Count of Monte Cristo — Alexandre Dumas — World
Crime and Punishment — Fyodor Dostoevsky — World
The Cross and the Switchblade — David Wilkerson — American
The Crucible — Arthur Miller — American
Cry, My Beloved Country — Alan Paton — World
Cyrano de Bergerac — Edmond Rostand — World
David Copperfield — Charles Dickens — British/World
A Death in the Family — James Agee — American
The Divine Comedy — Dante — World
Don Quixote — Miguel de Cervantes — World
Fahrenheit 451* — Ray Bradbury — American
For This Cross Iíll Kill You — Bruce Olsen — American/World
For Whom the Bell Tolls — Ernest Hemingway — American/World
Frankenstein* — Marge Shelley — British/World
Go Tell It On the Mountain — James Baldwin — American
Godís Smuggler — Brother Andrew — World
Gone With the Wind — Margaret Mitchell — American
The Good Earth — Pearl Buck — American/World
The Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck — American
Great Expectations — Charles Dickens — British/World
The Great Gatsby* — F. Scott Fitzgerald — American
The Gulag Archipelago — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn — World
Hamlet* (or other drama) — Shakespeare — British/World
The Heart of Darkness* — Joseph Conrad — American/World
The Hobbit* — J. R. Tolkein — British/World
The Hunchback of Notre Dame — Victor Hugo — World
The Illiad — Homer — World
Introduction to Poetry* — various — any
The Invisible Man — Ralph Ellison — American
Ivanhoe — Sir Walter Scott — British/World
Jane Eyre* — Charlotte Bronte — British/World
Julius Caesar* — Shakespeare — British/World
The Jungle — Upton Sinclair — American
Les Miserables — Victor Hugo — World
Lord of the Flies* — William Golding — British/World
Lord of the Rings Trilogy* — J. R. Tolkein — British/World
Main Street — Sinclair Lewis — American
Midsummer Nightís Dream — Shakespeare — British/World (or any other comedy)
Moby Dick — Herman Melville — American
Morning Star of the Reformation — Andy Thomson — World
My Side of the Mountain — Jean C. George — American
Native Son — Richard Wright — American
The Odyssey — Homer — World
Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck — American (any by this author)
The Old Man and the Sea — Ernest Hemingway — American
Oliver Twist — Charles Dickens — British/World
Our Town — Thornton Wilder — American
Out of the Silent Planet* — C. S. Lewis — British/World
The Ox-Bow Incident — Walter Van Tilburg Clark — American
Paradise Lost — John Milton — British/World
Peace Child — Don Richardson — American/World
The Pearl — John Steinbeck — American/World
Perelandra* — C. S. Lewis — British/World
Pilgrimís Progress — John Bunyan — British/World
Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen — British/World (any by this author)
Red Badge of Courage* — Stephen Crane — American
The River Between — Ngugi wa Thiongío — World
Robinson Crusoe — Daniel Defoe — British/World
Romeo and Juliet* — Shakespeare — British/World
Roots — Alex Haley — American
The Scarlet Letter* — Nathaniel Hawthorne — American
The Screwtape Letters* — C. S. Lewis — British/World
The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde — Robert Lewis Stevenson — British/World
The Stranger — Albert Camus — World
Swiss Family Robinson* — Johann David Wyss — World
The Temple — George Herbert — British/World
A Tale of Two Cities — Charles Dickens — British/World
Things Fall Apart* — Chinua Achebe — World
The Three Musketeers — Alexandre Dumas — World
Through Gates of Splendor — Elizabeth Elliot — American/World
Time Machine — H. G. Wells — British/World
To Kill a Mockingbird* — Harper Lee — American
Treasure Island — Robert Lewis Stevenson — British/World
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn — Betty Smith — American
Uncle Tomís Cabin — Harriet Beecher Stowe — American
War and Peace — Leo Tolstoy — World
War of the Worlds — H. G. Wells — British/World
Watership Down — Richard Adams — British/World
White Fang — Jack London — American
With Daring Faith — Rebecca Henry Davis — World
The Yearling — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings — American

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