English Novels

2019-2020

All students must purchase these paperback novels for the course they are enrolled in for the 2019-20 school year. 

 

English I

  • The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, 978-0143121701 (Summer Reading)
  • Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, Dover Thrift Edition, 978-0486275574 (First Semester)
  • Kindred, Octavia Butler, 978-0-8070-8369-7 (First Semester) 
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou, 978-0345514400 (First Semester)
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Penguin Classics, 978-0-14-143951-8 (Second Semester)
  • Our Town, Thornton Wilder, Harper Perennial Classics Edition, 978-0060512637 (Second Semester) 
  • One student-selected autobiographical/nonfiction/memoir.  List of choices will be provided and explained during class time.

Advanced English I

  • The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, 978-0143121701 (Summer Reading)
  • Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, Dover Thrift Edition, 978-0486275574 (First Semester)
  • Kindred, Octavia Butler, 978-0-8070-8369-7 (First Semester)
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Penguin Classics, 978-0-14-143951-8 (Second Semester)
  • Our Town, Thornton Wilder, HarperPerennial Classics Edition, 978-0060512637 (Second Semester) 
  • One student-selected autobiographical/nonfiction/memoir.  List of choices will be provided and explained during class time.

World Literature

Advanced World Literature

American Literature

  • The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 978-0316769488 (Summer Reading)
  • The Crucible, Arthur Miller, 978-0142437339 (First Semester)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 978-0141321097 (Second Semester)
  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 978-0743273565 (Second Semester)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston, 978-0061120060 (Second Semester)
  • A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry, 978-0679755333 (Second Semester)
  • One student-selected American classic from the listed canon (Second Semester)

AP English Literature

  • Catcher in the Rye
  • Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Benito Cereno, Herman Melville, ISBN-10: 0143107607 (first semester)
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ISBN-13: 978-0451144751
  • Norton Introduction to Poetry, ISBN-13: 978-0393928570
  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, ISBN-10: 0393927938 (first semester)
  • Wuthering Heights (Fast)
  • All The Pretty Horses (Taber)
  • Othello (Fast)
  • The Tempest (Taber)
  • Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, ISBN-10: 0679732764 (second semester)
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf ISBN-10: 0156628708 (second semester)

Senior Writing and Literature

  • Summer Reading: The Wall, John Lanchester, ISBN-10: 1324001631 ISBN-13: 978-1324001638
  • The Best American Essays of the Century, ISBN-10: 0618155872 ISBN-13: 978-0618155873
  • The Red Tent, Anita Diamante  ISBN 978-0312427290
  • Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson: ISBN-10: 0062359991 ISBN-13: 978-0062359995,

College Composition

  • Summer Reading: The Wall, John Lanchester, ISBN-10: 1324001631 ISBN-13: 978-1324001638
  • The Best American Essays of the Century, ISBN-10: 0618155872 ISBN-13: 978-0618155873
  • Life on Mars, Tracy K. Smith, ISBN-10: 1555975844 
  • American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, Terrance Hayes, ISBN-10: 0143133187 ISBN-13: 978-0143133186
  • Taber: The Round House, Louise Erdrich, ISBN-10: 0062357271 
  • Roark: Signs Preceding the End of the World, Yuri Herrera, ISBN-10: 9781908276421, ISBN-13: 978-1908276421
  • Taber: Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri, ASIN: B003K16PBE 
  • Roark: Hunger: A Novella and Stories, Lan Samantha Chang, ISBN-10: 9780393337952 ISBN-13: 978-0393337952

AP English Language

  • Summer Reading: The Wall, John Lanchester, ISBN-10: 1324001631 ISBN-13: 978-1324001638
  • Summer Reading: Excerpts from Walden, Henry David Thoreau: READ ONLY “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For,” “Solitude,” and “Conclusion” (please use this FREE ONLINE edition) http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/walden/toc.html
  • The Best American Essays of the Century, ISBN-10: 0618155872 ISBN-13: 978-0618155873
  • Beloved, by Toni Morrison; Vintage, ISBN-10: 1400033411
  • The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien, ISBN-10: 0767902890
  • The Awakening, Kate Chopin, Bedford/St. Martin’s (must have this edition), ISBN-10: 0312195753
  • Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell, ISBN-10: 9780316066419
  • Othello, Folger Library Edition