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Suggested Novels for AP Junior English

(Keep this sheet for your reference)
Novels and plays AP English III students may read and discuss as a class:
The Glass Menagerie (Williams)
The Crucible (Miller)
The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
The Things They Carried (O’Brien)
Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck)
The Outliers (Gladwell)

You may choose a book from this list each 9 week period. This collection of titles are novels that College Board
suggests for student to have read by the time they take their AP Literature Exams their senior year.
Please remember a number of these books deal with adults who are in adult situations. Of course, you want to
choose a book that is the best fit for you; therefore, do not hesitate to speak to your parents and your teacher to find a
novel that you will find enjoyable.
*The AP Language Department has copies of this novel.

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*The Red Badge of Courage, Crane
*Daisy Miller, James
*All the Pretty Horses or any other novel by McCarthy
*Catcher in the Rye , Salinger
Farewell to Arms, or any other novel by Hemingway
*The Awakening, Chopin
*The Color Purple, Walker
Heart of Darkness, Conrad
*The Handmaid’s Tale or another book by Atwood
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Foer
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Edwards
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See
*Native Son, Wright
Invisible Man, Ellison
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
Night, Elie Wiesel
The Kite Runner, Hosseini
*In Cold Blood, Captoe
*Catch-22, Heller
“A Doll’s House”, Isben
*“Raisin in the Sun”, Hansberry
“Death of a Salesman”, Miller