Honors English II Independent Reading Assignment

Over the next several weeks, you will read one of the following novels or plays on your own. Each of these pieces of literature has appeared numerous times on essay question three of the AP Literature & Composition test, and will therefore help you prepare for success on the test.

Please investigate your choices and make a decision by April 27. I recommend going to Goodreads.com or Amazon.com to read reviews of the books. You will need to bring your book with you to class daily beginning April 28; you will need to finish reading your book by May 19th. Once you have finished reading, you will complete a note card and a writing assignment.

Novels:

  • Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte
  • Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (NOT The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells!)
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossieni
  • Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  • Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Plays:

  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  • A Doll’s House by Henrik Isben
  • Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

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