Book List

A great way to increase your verbal standardized testing scores is to read more. Here is a list of books we recommend for high school students.

Title Author
Julius Caesar William Shakespeare
The Mahabharata Translation by R. K. Narayan
The Tales of Genji Murasaki Shikibu
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
The Sun Also Rises Earnest Hemingway
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
The Jungle Upton SInclair
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
The Color Purple Alice Walker
The Catcher In The Rye J. D. Sallinger
Song of Solomon Toni Morrison
The Great Santini Pat Conroy
The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith
The Protestant Work Ethic Max Weber
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman
The Art of War Sun Tzu
The Big Sea Langston Hughes
Crime And Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Will To Power Frederich Nietzche
Bhaghavad Ghita Translation by Barbara Miller
The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Alex Haley
The Path To Power Robert Caro
The Souls of Black Folk W. E. B. DuBois
The Shame of The Cities Lincoln Steffens
The God of Small Things Arhundati Roy
Black Boy Richard Wright
The Jewel In The Crown Paul Scott
The Book of Proverbs, Holy Bible King James Ed.
The Old Man And The Sea Earnest Hemingway
The Stranger Albert Camus
MacBeth William Shakespeare
A Portrait of The Artist As A Young Man James Joyce
Henderson The Rain King Saul Bellow
Tender Is The Night F. Scott Fitzgerald
Native Son Richard Wright
The Ramayana Translation by R. K. Narayan
Noble House James Clavell
The Pearl John Steinbeck
Wise Blood Flannery O’Connor
Roots Alex Haley
Shogun James Clavell
For Whom The Bell Tolls Earnest Hemingway
The Tria Franz Kafka
The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison
The Power Broker: Robert Moses And The Fall of New York Robert Caro
Angela’s Ashes Frank MacCourt
The Metamorphasis Franz Kafka
The Collected Poems of Wallace Stephens Wallace Stephens
The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli
The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare
The Canterbury Tables Geoffrey Chaucer
The Red Pony John Steinbeck
David Copperfield Charles Dickens
The Water Is Wide Pat Conroy
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
Of Mice And Men John Steinbeck