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English I Outside Reading List

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Best Books: Honors English I Recommends. . .


Non-Fiction/ Memoir/Biography:

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell

The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Indian Creek Chronicles

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

Endurance:Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

The Hidden by Corrie Ten Boom

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-li Jang

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson




The Shining by Stephen King

Tell No One by Harlan Coben

I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth



Fantasy/Science Fiction:

Brave New World by A. Huxley

Dune by Frank Herbert

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

Feed by M.T. Anderson

I, Robot by I. Asimov

Jurrassic Park by Michael Crichton

Little Brother by Corrie Doctorow

Nation by Terry Pratchett

Timeline by Michael Chrichton

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy by Clare B. Dunkle

Host by Stephanie Meyer

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Watership Down by Richard Adams

The Uglies by Scott Westerfield




Graphic Novels:

Maus & Maus II by Art Spiegelman

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

American Born Chinese



Young Adult:


Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

Sold by Patricia McCormick

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Finding Alaska by John Green

Paper Towns by John Green

Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyers

The Afterlife by Gary Soto



Modern Classics:


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zuzak

The Bean Trees by B. Kingsolver

A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M.T. Anderson

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

Ordinary People by J. Guest

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

A Day No Pigs Would Die by Richard Peck

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissenger

The Lovely Bones

My Sister's Keeper by Jody Picoult



Historical Fiction:

All Quiet on the Western Front by E. Remarque

Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

The Winds of War by Herman Wouk

The Killer Angels by Jeffrey Shaara

The Rise to Rebellion by Michael Shaara

Roots by Alex Haley

The Glorious Cause by Michael Shaara

Gods and Generals by Michael Shaara

The Bridges at Toko-Ri by James Michener



Classic Classics:

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

A Separate Peace by    Knowles

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Chosen by Chiam Potok

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Cry, the Beloved Country by        Paton

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Le Morte d'Arthur by Malory

The Once and Future King by T.H. White

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Pearl by John Steinbeck



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