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Eng III Dual Credit 2013-2014

Book Review Suggestions

On College Board’s 101 Books to Read List

Agee, James A Death in the Family

Baldwin, James Go Tell It On the Mountain

Bellow, Saul The Adventures of Augie March

Camus, Albert The Stranger

Chopin, Kate The Awakening

Cooper, James Fenimore The Last of the


Crane, Stephen The Red Badge of Courage

Douglass, Frederick Narrative of the Life of

Frederick Douglass

Dreiser, Theodore An American Tragedy

Ellison, Ralph Invisible Man

Emerson, Ralph Waldo Selected Essays

Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying, The Sound

and the Fury

Fitzgerald, F. Scott Great Gatsby

Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter

Heller, Joseph Catch 22

Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms

James, Henry Portrait of a Lady, The Turn of

the Screw

Kingston, Maxine Hong The Woman Warrior

Lewis, Sinclair Babbitt

Melville, Herman Bartleby the Scrivener, Moby


Miller, Arthur The Crucible, Death of a


Morrison, Toni Beloved

O’Connor, Flannery A Good Man Is Hard To


O’Neil, Eugene Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Plath, Sylvia The Bell Jar

Pynchon, Thomas The Crying of Lot 49

Roth, Henry Call It Sleep

Salinger, J.D. Catcher in the Rye

Silko, Leslie Marmon Ceremony

Steinbeck, John The Grapes of Wrath

Stowe, Harriet Beecher Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Thoreau, Henry David Walden Pond

Twain, Mark The Adventures of Huckleberry


Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughterhouse-Five

Walker, Alice The Color Purple

Wharton, Edith The House of Mirth

Welty, Eudora Collected Stories

Whitman, Walt Leaves of Grass

Williams, Tennessee The Glass Menagerie

Wright, Richard Native Son

More American Writers

Albee, Edward American Dream

Albom, Mitch Five People You Meet in Heaven

Alvarez, Julia How The Garcia Girls Lost Their


Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451

Card, Orson Scott Ender’s Game

Capote, Truman Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Cather, Willa O Pioneers!

Clancy, Tom – espionage

Gaines, Ernest J. The Autobiography of Miss

Jane Pittman, A Lesson Before Dying

Grisham, John The Firm

Hammlett, Dashiel - Sam Spade mysteries

Hayley, Alex Roots

Hosseini, Khaled The Kite Runner

Irving, John A Prayer for Owen Meany

Kesey, Ken One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

King, Stephen – horror/suspense

Kingsolver, Barbara Poisonwood Bible

Koontz, Dean – suspense thrillers

Ludlum, Robert The Bourne Identity

Maclean, Norman A River Runs Through It

Masters, Lee Spoon River Anthology

Mitchell, Margaret Gone With the Wind

McCarthy, Cormac All the Pretty Horses

McMurty, Larry Lonesome Dove

O’Brien, Tim The Things They Carried

Picoult, Jodi My Sister’s Keeper

Quindlen, Anna One True Thing

Rivers, Francine Redeeming Love

Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Waller, Robert James The Bridges of Madison


Warren, Robert Penn All the King’s Men

Wolfe, Tom Bonfire of the Vanities

Classic Nonfiction

Kennedy, John F. Profiles in Courage

King, Martin Luther Jr. A Testament of Hope

Adams, Henry The Education of Henry Adams

Paine, Thomas Common Sense

DuBois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk

Franklin, Benjamin Autobiography

Malcolm X, The Autobigraphy of Malcolm X

Hamilton, John et al The Federalist Papers

Crevecouer, Letters from an American Farmer

Appess, William A Son of the Forest

Sinclair, Upton The Jungle

Contemporary Nonfiction

Albom, Mitch Tuesdays with Morrie

Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird


Berendt, John Midnight in the Garden of Good

and Evil

Berg, A. Scott Lindbergh

Bombeck, Erma If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries,

What Am I Doing in the Pits?

Brown, Dee Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Capote, Truman In Cold Blood

Carr, Nicholas The Shallows: What the Internet

Is Doing to Our Brains

Cullen, Dave Columbine

Fulghum, Robert All I Really Need to Know I

Learned in Kindergarten

Gladwell, Malcolm Outliers: The Story of


Hall, Ron and Denver Moore Same Kind of

Different as Me

Hawking, Stephen A Brief History of Time

Keillor, Garrison Lake Wobegon Days

Krakauer, Jon Into Thin Air

Lewis, Michael The Blind Side: Evolution of the


McCourt, Frank Angela’s Ashes

Myer, Walter Dean Bad Boy: A Memoir

Rhodes, Richard The Making of the Atomic


Rooney, Andy A Few Minutes with Andy


Sandberg, Sheryl Lean In: Women, Work and

Will to Lead

Schlosser, Eric Fast Food Nation: The Dark

Side of an All-American Meal

Tuhaboyne, Gilbert The Voice in My Heart

Walls, Jeanette The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Wolfe, Tom The Right Stuff

Wolff, Tobias This Boy’s Life: A Memoir

Woodward and Bernstein, All the President’s


Wright, Lawrence The Looming Tower: Al-

Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

There are many interesting autobiographies/ biographies from different fields you may wish to investigate.

Please Note: This is NOT an all-inclusive list. Most of these authors have written multiple books. You may also select from other American authors based on your interests. Books must be college-level reading, at least 200 pages, and must be new to you (no Harry Potter, Twilight, or Hunger Games).

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