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AP/Honors/CP Summer Reading List 2014
Freshman Juniors Required of all incoming freshman Required of all students taking AP Lang. planning to take Eng. I Honors The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck Lord of the Flies - William Golding Seniors Sophomores Required of all students taking AP Lit. Required of students taking Eng. II Hon. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Palm Springs High School's English Department recommends that all CP students read two novels from the list below. CP students will be able to use these readings to replace teacher selected assignments during the course of the 2014-15 school year. AP students will read the required novel and an additional three novels from the list below. Furthermore, Honors/AP students should be prepared for graded class activities on the required reading within the first week of school. Please use the elements below to guide you in your interpretation of the texts and to prepare you for class activities when school begins.
Freshmen Sophomores Setting Setting Character Character Plot Plot Theme Theme Motifs (recurrent symbolic elements) Symbol
Juniors Seniors The subject in coordination with: All of the above, and Themes Functions/relationships of the characters Purpose Universal truths evident in the novel Motifs (e.g. beauty is in the eye of the Symbols beholder, power corrupts, etc.) Diction (i.e. word choice) Archetypes (e.g. scapegoat, trickster, Imagery mentor, etc.) Language (i.e. attitude, tone, etc.) Gender/cultural roles Syntax (word arrangement) Expansion/mapping of a prevalent theme in Structure of the novel the novel G A The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams The Adventures ofHuckleberry Finn by Mark Twain The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck The Age ofInnocence by Edith Wharton Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy H Antigone by Sophocles The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner Hard Times by Charles Dickens As You Like It by William Shakespeare Heart ofDarkness by Joseph Conrad The Awakening by Kate Chopin Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen Henry IV, Parts I and II by William Shakespeare B House Made ofDawn byN Scott Momaday Beloved by Toni Morrison Billy Budd by Herman Melville I Bleak House by Charles Dickens Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison J Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy c Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Candide by Voltaire The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood K Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko King Lear by William Shakespeare The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseinii The Color Purple by Alice Walker L Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton Light in August by William Faulkner Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad The Crucible by Arthur Miller M D Macbeth by William Shakespeare David Copperfield by Charles Dickens Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Death ofa Salesman by Arthur Miller Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe Master Harold. .. and the Boys by Athol Fugard A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen The Mayor ofCasterbridge by Thomas Hardy Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Medea by Euripides The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare E Middlemarch by George Eliot An Enemy ofthe People by Henrik Ibsen The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot Moby Dick by Herman Melville Equus by Peter Shaffer Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe Mother Courage and Her Children by Berthold Ethan Frame by Edith Wharton Brecht Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf F Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot Fences by August Wilson Frankenstein by Mary Shelley N Native Son by Richard Wright Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee 1984 by George Orwell Other Recommendations
0 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossieini Obasan by Joy Kogawa A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Oedipus Rex by Sophocles A Confederacy ofDunces by John Kennedy Toole Othello by William Shakespeare A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry Our Town by Thornton Wilder Absent: A Novel by Betool Khedairi American Gods by Neil Gaiman p American Pastoral by Philip Roth A Passage to India by E. M. Forster Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis Persuasion by Jane Austen Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut The Piano Lesson by August Wilson For One More Day by Mitch Alborn Portrait ofa Lady by Henry James Have a Little Faith by Mitch Alborn Portrait ofthe Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce Lord ofthe Flies by William Golding Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Main Street by Sinclair Lewis ... Basically anything Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw by Sinclair Lewis One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey One Hundred Years ofSolitude by Gabriel Garcia R Marquez A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut ... Basically Stoppard anything by Kurt Vonnegut Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein s Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Alborn The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser The Crying ofLot 49 by Thomas Pynchon Song ofSolomon by Toni Morrison The Day ofthe Locust by Nathaniel West The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner The Left Hand ofDarkness by Ursula K. LeGuin The Stranger by Albert Camus The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams The Picture ofDorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Sula by Toni Morrison Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien T Wat chm en or V for Vendetta by Alan Moore A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Watership Down by Richard Adam The Tempest by William Shakespeare Tess ofthe D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zorah Neale Hurston Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Tom Jones by Henry Fielding The Turn ofthe Screw by Henry James Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Typical American by Gish Jen w Waiting/or Godot by Samuel Beckett Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte