• Choose one novel from this list. Do not choose a novel that you have read previously. The number preceding each novel is the number of times that particular book has been featured on the AP over the past thirty years.
  • You will need to have completed the novel by the FOURTH week of school.

18 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
15 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
15 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
14 Moby Dick by Herman Melville
13 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
13 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski
11 Billy Budd by Herman Melville
11 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
11 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
10 The Awakening by Kate Chopin
10 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
10 Light in August by William Faulkner
10 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
9 Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
9 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zorah Neale Hurston
8 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
8 Candide by Voltaire
8 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
6 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
7 Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
7 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
7 The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
7 Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
7 Native Son by Richard Wright
7 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
6 Beloved by Toni Morrison
6 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
6 Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
6 Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
6 Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
6 Obasan by Joy Kogawa
6 Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
6 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
6 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway