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What books have you read in AP Lit?

Todd@Todd@ Posts: 156Registered User Junior Member
I am curious as to what novels are being emphasized in the course. We have a read a wide selection in my AP English Literature class. Some of the novels/epics our teacher chose I have not seen used at all in the free-response section; instead, I believe she chose them to particularly help us become familiar with the writing style of the time period. We have read the following: Beowulf, Grendel, Madame Bovary, The Awakening, Death of a Salesman, The Metamorphosis, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Beloved, and The Canterbury Tales. We will finish the year right before the AP exam with A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Heart of Darkness.
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Replies to: What books have you read in AP Lit?

  • mercedesmercedes Posts: 41Registered User Junior Member
    we've read: Macbeth, Heart of Darkness, Their Eyes were watching God, The Canterbury Tales, The Bluest Eye, Beowulf, the awakening we did a poetry study, Wuthering Heights, and The Mayor of Casterbridge..

    oh i must read A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, I borrowed what I thought was the actual book but it turned out to be the notes on it.
  • Todd@Todd@ Posts: 156Registered User Junior Member
    bump .
  • pappy1986pappy1986 Posts: 47Registered User Junior Member
    Macbeth, Heart of Darkness, The Canterbury Tales, Candide, Hamlet, Crime and Punishment, The death of Ivan, One day in the life of Ivan, The Joy luck Club, The Color Purple, a few short plays plays and a ton of poetry
  • islanders2588islanders2588 Posts: 146Registered User Junior Member
    antigone, oedipus, lysastrada, hamlet, scarlet letter, metamorphosis, ethan frome, dr jekyll mr hyde, portrait of dorian greay, great gastby
  • pappy1986pappy1986 Posts: 47Registered User Junior Member
    islanders2588, Are you taking lang. or lit.? That is almost exactly what we read in lang.
  • lobstalobsta Posts: 155Registered User Junior Member
    dorian gray, canterbury tales, beowulf, macbeth, hamlet, ethan frome, billy budd, paradise lost, lord of the flies, tess of the d'urbervilles, billy budd, heart of darkness, pride and predjudice, portrait of an artist as a young man, the tempest
  • lobstalobsta Posts: 155Registered User Junior Member
    the awakening too
  • lobstalobsta Posts: 155Registered User Junior Member
    todd.. those books are on the ap list so you shouldn't be worried. As far as the open ended response question, I would think any of those books would apply.. the question is always broad so you'll have plenty of examples to choose from.
  • ClaridgeClaridge Posts: 169Registered User Junior Member
    I'm currently a junior and my AP Language class has read: Once and Future King, Canterbury Tales, Mayor of Casterbridge, Equus, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, French Lieutenant's Woman, Hamlet, Clockwork Orange, Beowulf, Grendel, and selected poems from 1000 AD -> 2000 AD.
  • newyorkernewyorker Posts: 763User Awaiting Email Confirmation Member
    AP English is offered senior year only in my school. Amazingly, I've read 90% of all the books aforementioned. And most of them sophomore/freshman year. Next Year should be great! :)
  • lobstalobsta Posts: 155Registered User Junior Member
    It just depends by school.. some of the books mentioned (great gatsby, bluest eye, scarlett letter) i've read in previous years. The AP list is long, meaning there are a number of books you could or could not have previously read. Each school has a different curriculum.. not necessarily better or worse than another.
  • vtoodlervtoodler Posts: 2,111Registered User Senior Member
    For AP Lit, I've read

    1. Frankeinstein
    2. Brave New World
    3. The Invisible Man
    4. The Handmaid's Tale
    5. The Color Purple
    6. Pride and Prejudice
    7. Beloved (awesome book, very mystic)
    8. Their Eyes Were Watching God
    9. Antigone
    10. Night
    11. Siddhartha (very fine read)
    12. Portrait of An Artist
    13. we read some other novels that I can't remember its titles
  • EncomiumIIEncomiumII Posts: 1,856Registered User Senior Member
    we've read

    the great gatsby, oedipus rex and will read the metamorphosis


    we don't read a lot
  • bing121086bing121086 Posts: 1,097Registered User Member
    Candide, Pride and Prejudice, A Raisin in the Sun, Wuthering Heights (my teacher said this is the most frequently suggested book), The Stranger, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Heart of Darkness, The Awakening, some Flannery O'Connor short stories, Othello, and we're going to finish the year with Death of a Salesman
  • ap205ap205 Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    Candide, Heart of Darkness, The Awakening (amazing!), Crimeand Punishment, Power of Myth, Things Fall Apart, Invisible Man, Midsummer's Night Dream, Hamlet
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