Books you read in AP English Lit

<p>List them and put a ‘*’ on one of them you think will be most useful for the open-ended question.</p>

<li>The Awakening</li>
<li>White Noise</li>
<li>The Stranger</li>
<li>Bless Me Ultima</li>
<li>Life of Pi</li>
<li>The Invisible Man*(can be used in 90% of all open-ended questions :slight_smile: )</li>
<li>Animal Farm</li>

<li>Sense and Sensibility</li>
<li>Lord of the Flies</li>
<li>David Copperfield*</li>
<li>Jane Eyre*</li>
<li>Heart of Darkness</li>
<li>Light in August</li>

Brave New World
Anna Karenina*
Crime and Punishment
Tess of the Duerbvilles (I always misspell this lol)
Wuthering Heights
Heart of Darkness
Invisible Man*
The Sound and the Fury*</p>

<p>There are a lot more books, I just can't remember them all and we read 14 plays.</p>

<p>Woman Warrior
Native Son
The Glass Menagerie
Things Fall Apart
All the Pretty Horses</p>

<p>I swear there's one more... it's on the tip of my tongue. Can't seem to get a grasp of what it is, darn!</p>

Jacques the Fatalist
Crime and Punishment
As I Lay Dying

<p>I'm thinking C&P might be the most useful, just 'cause there's so much stuff and we spent so much time analyzing it.</p>

<p>Siddhartha *
Othello *
Heart of Darkness
Jane Eyre *
The Glass Menagerie
A Streetcar Named Desire *
The Importance of Being Earnest (lol)
Their Eyes Were Watching God *
The Theban Plays (Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone) *</p>

Brave New World*
Wuthering Heights*
The Canterbury Tales
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The Importance of Being Earnest
Arms and the Man*
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man**</p>

<p>Oedipus Rex
The Odyssey
The Things They Carried
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Arms and the Man
Cesaer and Cleopatra
The Importance of Being Earnest
Cyrano de Bergerac
a lot of essays (Self Reliance, Civil Disobedience, Letter from a Birmingham Jail...)
Crime and Punishment
The Crucible</p>

<p>crime and punishment
the importance of being earnest
great expectations*
the things they carried
the scarlet letter
a doll's house

<p>OH! Also read: "A Modest Proposal" and "Letter from Birmingham Jail"</p>

Jane Eyre
Lord of the Flies
Sense and Sensibility
Heart of Darkness

<p>I kinda wish my school curriculum didn't have us reading some of these books so early in high school (such as 1984, Antigone, Lord of the Flies, Macbeth, Scarlet Letter). I think I would have gotten a lot more out of them in AP Lit, and I'd have a lot more to choose from for the essay. I know I could still choose these, but I'll probably be more comfortable going with something I read this year.</p>

A Tale of Two Cities
Dandelion Wine
Crime & Punishment *
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde *
Frankenstein *
Heart of Darkness
The Invisible Man
The Kite Runner
The Taming of the Shrew
Sons & Lovers
A bunch of essays & poems like: A Modest Proposal</p>

<p>The three asterisks I have are GREAT for pretty much any prompt. We learned a lot about Romanticism and Russian culture.</p>

<p>Tess of the D'Urbervilles
The Awakening
A Doll's House
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Native Son
A Prayer for Owen Meany
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
The Dubliners</p>

<p>I think that's it.</p>

Jane Eyre
Lord of the Flies
Sense and Sensibility
Heart of Darkness
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Native Son
A Prayer for Owen Meany</p>

<p>Brave New World
Invisible Man
Jan Eyre
Anna Karenina
100 Years of Solitude*--how can this not cover everything?
the Tempest
Selected works of tons of poets
and independent reading of course!</p>

<p>^^ lilygraces, i read the awakening last year for a.p. language--one of my favorites. u should read her short stories</p>

<p>People have a pretty good list going, but here's some books that we DIDN'T read in class, but based off of the practice AP tests we have done, could be VERY useful on the AP Exam.</p>

<p>The Grapes of Wrath - PRETTY GOOD for a journey question. You could pull of a dying question, too, I guess.
The Picture of Dorian Gray - MOST POWERFUL protagonist essay I could see anyone writing. It has so much great stuff packed into such a medium-sized book. It'd be good for an epiphany/catharsis question, too.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - GREAT for any question about dying. Or protagonist, for that matter.
Tess of the D'Urbevilles - GREAT for any question dealing with making choices/journeys.
The Power and the Glory - GREAT for a question asking you to analyze a protagonist.
The Catcher in the Rye - GOOD for a question asking you to analyze a protagonist. Also, EXCELLENT if the question deals with journeys.
Of Mice and Men - THE BEST 'dying' book there is. I would pick this 99/100 times if the question deals with dying.
The Outsiders - It's a little more juvenile, but EXCELLENT for the epiphany/catharsis if it comes up.
All the King's Men - It's not excellent for anything, but it is versatile. With this you can aptly answer the dying, epiphany/catharsis, journey, analyze a protagonist, or analyze a foil questions.
For dystopia questions, you want - 1984, Clockwork Orange, Fahrenheit 451, Slaughterhouse Five, Animal Farm, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (modern dystopia), or Fight Club (less classy, but very good).</p>

<p>Basically, if you have time, read All the King's Men (600+ pages). It's long, but it will cover anything, literally anything, the AP exam has asked in like the last ten years (except dystopia).
If not, read one of the dystopian books because they deal with dystopia, and you can pull a good protagonist essay out of them. The foil may be harder for most (except One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest of 1984), but they also tackle the dying issue pretty well (mostly - not Fahrenheit 451 as much). These are pretty well rounded.
Hamlet and Othello are also pretty good - they will answer pretty much everything except dystopia, and they are a heckuva lot shorter than ATKM, but they're tougher to get through on a short notice if you've never read them before.</p>

<li>A Midsummer Night's Dream</li>
<li>Taming of the Shrew</li>
<li>Brave New World</li>
<li>Wuthering Heights</li>
<li>Pride and Prejudice</li>
<li>Beowulf (short version)</li>
<li>Oedipus Rex</li>
<li>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest</li>

<h2>12. Prayer for Owen Meany (reading right now)</h2>

<p>Books i was required to read in the past that have showed up on AP tests:
13. Things Fall Apart
14. 1984
15. Death of Ivan Ilyich
16. Scarlet Letter
17. Invisible Man
18. Things They Carried
19. Catcher in the Rye</p>

OH! Also read: "A Modest Proposal" and "Letter from Birmingham Jail"


lol wuuuut! we had to read both those last year in AP lang / comp. not this year haha</p>

<p>Books I've read this year in AP Lit...</p>

The Importance of Being Earnest
The Remains of the Day
The Joy Luck Club
The Great Gatsby
The Scarlet Letter</p>

<p>Now that I think of it, we really haven't done much this year...</p>

<p>Wuthering Heights!!!! This book can apply to almost any question 3. (We went through 30 years of past prompts and it worked for almost all of them)</p>