High School Major Works Reading List
Fall 2015


Putnam City High School

Grade 9
Title/Author
Anthem/Rand
Ender's Game/Card
The Pigman/Zindel
Speak/Anderson
To Kill a Mockingbird/Lee

Grade 10
Title/Author
Alas, Babylon/Frank
Animal Farm/Orwell
Anthem/Rand
The Bean Trees/Kingsolver
Bless Me, Ultima/Anaya
Cold Sassy Tree/Burns
Cry, The Beloved Country/Paton
Cyrano de Bergerac/Rostand
The Importance of Being Earnest/Wilde
The Metamorphosis/Kafka
Pygmalion/Shaw
A Separate Peace/Knowles
The Things They Carried/O’Brien

Grade 11
Title/Author

19th Century Art
The Art of Being Human
Classic Heritage
Dante's Inferno/Alighieri
The Grapes of Wrath/Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby/Fitzgerald
Harlem Renaissance
The House on Mango Street/Cisneros
In Cold Blood/Capote
A Lesson Before Dying/Gaines
Philosophy Made Simple
Their Eyes Were Watching God/Hurston
World Literature

Grade 12
Title/Author
1984/Orwell
The Aeneid/Virgil
And Then There Was None/Christie
The Call of the Wild/London
Crime and Punishment/Dostoyevsky
David Copperfield/Dickens
Frankenstein/Shelley
Grendel/Gardner
Hamlet/Shakespeare
Heart of Darkness/Conrad
Life of Pi/Martel
Lord of the Flies/Golding
The Metamorphosis/Kafka
Much Ado About Nothing/Shakespeare
Unwind/Shusterman


Putnam City North High School

Grade 9
Title/Author

The Book Thief/Zusak
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde/Stevenson
Fahrenheit 451/Bradbury
Great Expectations/Dickens
Jane Eyre/Bronte
A Midsummer Night's Dream/Shakespeare
Mythology/Hamilton
Night/Wiesel
The Odyssey/Homer
Romeo and Juliet/Shakespeare
Speak/Anderson
To Kill A Mockingbird/Lee

Grade 10
Title/Author
Animal Farm/Orwell
Antigone/Sophocles
Babylon's Ark/Anthony
The Count of Monte Cristo/Dumas
The Hobbit/Tolkien
Julius Caesar/Shakespeare
The Lord of the Flies/Golding
Othello/Shakespeare
The Taming of the Shrew/Shakespeare
Things Fall Apart/Achebe

Grade 11
Title/Author

The Awakening/Chopin
The Bean Trees/Kingsolver
Beloved/Morrison
Catcher in the Rye/Salinger
The Crucible/Miller
Fast Food Nation/Schlosser
The Glass Castle/Walls
The Great Gatsby/Fitzgerald
In Cold Blood/Capote
Into the Wild/Krakauer
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass/Douglass
Of Mice and Men/Steinbeck
The Scarlet Letter/Hawthorne

Grade 12
Title/Author
1984/Orwell
Beowulf/Anonymous
Canterbury Tales/Chaucer
Dante's Inferno/Alighieri
A Doll's House/Ibsen
Fences/Wilson
Frankenstein/Shelley
Glass Menagerie/Williams
Grendel/Gardner
Heart of Darkness/Conrad
Invisible Man/Ellison
Jane Eyre/Bronte
The Joy Luck Club/Tan
The Lovely Bones/Sebold
MacBeth/Shakespeare
Merchant of Venice/Shakespeare
The Metamorphosis/Kafka
Oedipus Tyrannus/Sophocles
Passage to India/Forster
The Picture of Dorian Gray/Wilde
The Poisonwood Bible/Kingsolver
Pride and Prejudice/Austen
Richard III/Shakespeare
The Road/McCarthy
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead/Stoppard
Silas Marner/Eliot
Slaughterhouse 5/Vonnegut
The Stranger/Camus
The Tragedy of Hamlet/Shakespeare
Wuthering Heights/Bronte


Putnam City West High School

Grade 9
Title/Author

Bean Trees/Kingsolver
Complete Persepolis/Strapi
Contender/Lipsyte
Ender's Game/Card
Fahrenheit 451/Bradbury
Farewell to Manzanar/Houston
Great Expectations/ Dickens
Old Man and the Sea/Hemingway
The Princess Bride/Goldman
Romiette & Julio/Drapper
Romeo and Juliet/Shakespeare
Tex/Hinton
To Kill a Mockingbird/Lee
Twelve Angry Men/Rose
A Wrinkle in Time/L'Engle
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy/Adams

Grade 10
Title/Author
All Quiet on the Western Front/Remarque
Animal Farm/Orwell
Anthem/Rand
Bless Me, Ultima/Anaya
Chocolate Wars/Cormier
The Color of Water/McBride
The Count of Monte Cristo/Dumas
Cry the Beloved Country/Paton
Cyrano de Bergerac/Rostand
The House on Mango Street/Cisneros
Julius Caesar/Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream/Shakespeare
My Name is Asher Lev/Potok
Night/Wiesel
The Secret Life of Bees/Kidd
A Separate Peace/Knowles
Their Eyes Were Watching God/Hurston
Things Fall Apart/Achebe
When the Legends Die/Borland

Grade 11
Title/Author
Adventures of Huck Finn/Twain
All the King's Men/Warren
The Awakening/Chopin
Cold Sassy Tree/Burns
Fallen Angels/Myers
The Glass Castle/Walls
Farewell to Arms/Hemingway
Farewell to Manzanar/Houston
Friday Night Lights/Bissinger
Going After Cacciato/O'Brien
The Grapes of Wrath/Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby/Fizgerald
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter/McCullers
Hiroshima/Hersey
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings/Angelou
In Cold Blood/Capote
Invisible Man/Ellison
My Antonia/Cather
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail/Lawrence and Lee
Of Mice and Men/Steinbeck
The Raisin in the Sun/Hansberry
The Scarlet Letter/Hawthorne
Tuesdays with Morrie/Albom
Walden/Thoreau

Grade 12
Title/Author
1984/Orwell
And Then There Were None/Christie
Brave New World/Huxley
Dracula/Stoker
Dubliners/Joyce
Frankenstein/Shelley
Grendel/Gardner
The Handmaiden's Tale/Atwood
The Hobbit/Tolkien
The Hound of the Baskervilles/Doyle
Lord of the Flies/Golding
Of Human Bondage/Maugham
Jane Eyre/Bronte
The Man in the Iron Mask/Dumas
The Once and Future King/White
A Tale of Two Cities/Dickens
Time Machine and War of the Worlds/Wells
Tess of the D'Urbervilles/Hardy
Wuthering Heights/Bronte


Putnam City Academy

Grade 9
Title/Author
A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Shakespeare
Night/Wiesel
Twelve Angry Men/Rose

Grade 10
Title/Author
Julius Caesar/Shakespeare
Lord of the Flies/Golding
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/Twain
Things Fall Apart/Achebe
Tortilla Flat/Steinbeck

Grade 11
Title/Author

The Great Gatsby/Fitzgerald
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings/Angelou
A Raisin in the Sun/Hansberry
The Scarlet Letter/Hawthorne

Grade 12
Title/Author
1984/Orwell
The Bean Tree/Kingsolver
Beloved/Morrison
Frankenstein/Shelley
Pride and Prejudice/Austen
The Time Machine/Wells
Hamlet/Shakespeare