Acc. ELA 9 FICTION: NOVELS Ms. Bedell
For Independent Reading
You will be required to read three novels and one biography/autobiography on your own this school year, one each marking period. For the novels, it is strongly suggested that you select books from the following list of 50+ “classics.” Since this list is by no means comprehensive, I will entertain requests for alternate titles, especially those written by one of the authors below. However, I will not approve novels that are inappropriate (for various reasons: reading level, content, length, etc.) or that are part of the curriculum for another accelerated course. Specifics about reading logs, book reports, and deadlines will be given in class. Please be honest and pick a novel that you have not already read. The note (AC) means that the novel has adult content (language, mature themes/scenes, violence, etc.); you must have explicit parental permission to read one of these novels.
Watership Down Adams, Richard
Little Women Alcott, Louisa May
Fantastic Voyage Asimov, Isaac
Pride and Prejudice Austen, Jane
The Wonderful World of Oz Baum, Frank
Something Wicked This Way Comes Bradbury, Ray
Wuthering Heights Bronte, Emily
O, Pioneers! Buck, Pearl S.
Tarzan of the Apes Burroughs, Edgar Rice
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and
Through the Looking Glass Carroll, Lewis
And Then There Were None Christie, Agatha
Childhood’s End Clarke, Arthur C.
Lord Jim Conrad, Joseph
The Last of the Mohicans Cooper, James Fenimore
Robinson Crusoe DeFoe, Daniel
Oliver Twist Dickens, Charles
The Hound of the Baskervilles Doyle, Arthur Conan
Rebecca Du Maurier, Daphne
The Three Musketeers Dumas, Alexandre
Silas Marner Eliot, George
This Side of Paradise Fitzgerald, F. Scott
A Room with a View Forster, E.M.
Lord of the Flies Golding, William
Riders of the Purple Sage Grey, Zane
The Maltese Falcon Hammett, Dashiell
A Farewell to Arms Hemingway, Ernest
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hugo, Victor
Brave New World Huxley, Aldous
The Haunting of Hill House Jackson, Shirley
The Shining (AC) King, Stephen
Kim Kipling, Rudyard
A Separate Peace Knowles, John
Hondo L’Amour, Louis
Elmer Gantry Lewis, Sinclair
Call of the Wild London, Jack
The Member of the Wedding McCullers, Carson
Moby Dick Melville, Herman
Gone with the Wind Mitchell, Margaret
Animal Farm Orwell, George
The Chosen Potok, Chaim
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Pyle, Howard
All Quiet on the Western Front Remarque, Erich Maria
Catcher in the Rye (AC) Salinger, J.D.
Shane Shaefer, Jack
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Smith, Betty
East of Eden Steinbeck, John
Treasure Island Stevenson, Robert Louis
Dracula Stoker, Brams
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Stowe, Harriet Beecher
The Hobbit Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Twain, Mark
The Ox-Bow Incident Van Tilburg Clark, Walter
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Verne, Jules
Slaughterhouse-Five (AC) Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt
The Color Purple (AC) Walker, Alice
The Time Machine Wells, H.G.
The Age of Innocence Wharton, Edith
The Once and Future King White, T.H.