Lake Whitney Public Library

High School & Middle School Reading List

Lake Whitney Public Library has your book. What book? The one you need to read for your class. Look for the "*" for Accelerated Reader Quiz books.


Across Five Aprils - Hunt

*The Age of Innocence- Wharton

*Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & 

Through the Looking Glass - Carroll

*All the King’s Men- Warren

*All the Pretty Horses- McCarthy

*All Quiet on the Western Front – Remarque

*American Tragedy- Dreiser                                           

Anne of Avonlea - Montgomery

*The Andromeda Strain- Crichton

*Angela’s Ashes- McCourt

*Animal Dreams- Kingsolver

*Anna Karenina- Tolstoy

*Antigone- Sophocles

Antony and Cleopatra- Shakespeare

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz- Richler

April Morning - Fast

Arms and the Man- G.B. Shaw

*Arrowsmith- Lewis

*As I Lay Dying- Faulkner

*As You Like It- Shakespeare

*The Autobiography of Malcolm X- Malcolm X

*Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman-Gaines

*The Awakening- Chopin


The Ballad of Lucy Whipple - Cushman

*The Bell Jar - Plath

*Beloved- Morrison

*Billy Budd- Melville

*Black Boy- Wright

*Bleak House- Dickens

*Bless Me Ultima - Anaya

*The Bluest Eye- Morrison

*The Book of Ruth - Hamilton

The Borrowers - Norton

Buried Onions - Soto


Cages- Kehret

Catherinne, Called Birdy - Cushman

*Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Dahl

*Call of the Wild- London

*Candide- Voltaire

*Catcher in the Rye- Salinger

*Cat’s Eye- Atwood

*Catch-22- Heller

Ceremony- Silko

*Cheaper by the Dozen- Gilbreth

*Chosen- Potok

*Clan of the Cave Bear- Auel

*Cold Mountain- Frazier

*The Color Purple- Walker

*The Confessions of Nat Turner – Styron 

*Crime and Punishment-Dostovevsky

*Cry, The Beloved Country- Patton


*Daisy Miller- James

*David Copperfield - Dickens

*A Death in the Family – Agee

Desire Under the Elms- O’Neill  

*The Diviners- M. Laurence

Dicey's Song - Voigt

*Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant-Tyler

The Dollhouse Murders -  Wright

 *A Doll’s House - Ibsen

*Don Quixote- Ceravantes

Downsiders - Shusterman

*Dune- Herbert


The Egypt Game - Snyder 

 Ella Enchanted - Levine      

 *Emma- Austen

*Ender’s Game- Card

*Equus- Shaffer

*Ethan Frome- Wharton


*Fahrenheit 451- Bradbury

*Far From the Maddening Crowd – Hardy

*A Farewell to Arms- Hemingway

Farewell To Manzanar - Houston

*Fire Next Time- Baldwin

*First They Killed My Father - Ung

*Fountainhead- Rand

*Frankenstein- Shelley

The French Lieutenant’s Woman- Fowles


 The Gate In The Wall - Howard

Ghosts- Ibsen

The Ghosts Of Fossil Glen - Defelice

*The Glass Menagerie-Williams

*Going After Cacciato- O’Brien

The Golden Compass - Pullman

*Go Tell It on the Mountain- Baldwin

*Gorillas in the Mist- Fossey

*Gone With the Wind – Mitchell

The Great Brain At The Academy - Fitzgerald

*The Grapes of Wrath-Steinbeck

*Great Expectations- Dickens

*The Great Gatsby-Fitzgerald

*Gulliver’s Travels- Swift


Habibi - Nye

*The Handmaid’s Tale-Atwood

 Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone - Rowling

*Hard Times- Dickens

Hedda Gabler- Ibsen

Henry IV, Part I and II – Shakespeare

Henry Reed's Baby-Sitting Service - Robertson

*Hiroshima- Hersey

*Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- Adams 

 Holes - Sachar

*House of the Spirits- Allende

*House Made of Dawn- Monaday

*The House of the Seven Gables –  Hawthorne

*How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent- Alvarez

*The Hunchback of Notre Dame –Hugo


*The Iliad-Homer

The Importance of Being Earnest-Wilde

*Inherit the Wind- Lawrence and Lee

*In the Lake of the Woods- O’Brien

*Into the Wild- Krakauer

*Into Thin Air- Krakauer

*Invisible Man- Ellison


*Jasmine- Mukherjee

*The Joy Luck Club- Tan

*Jude the Obscure- Hardy

Julia Of The Wolves - George

*The Jungle - Sinclair


*Kaffir Boy - Mathabane

*King Lear- Shakespeare

*Kitchen God’s Wife- Tan

*Kite Runner - Hosseini


*The Last of the Mohicans – Cooper

 Left Behind - Lahaye/Jenkins

*Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Irving

*Les Miserables – Hugo

Let The Circle Be Unbroken - Taylor

*Life of Pi - Martel

*Light in August- Faulkner

*Like Water for Chocolate-Esquivel

 Little House On The Prairie - Wilder

*A Long Day’s Journey Into Night- O’Neill 

*Lord Jim- Conrad

Lostman's River - Defelice

Love Medicine- Erdrich


*Madame Bovary- Flaubert

*Major Barbara- Shaw

Man and Superman- Shaw

*Man in the Iron Mask - Dumas

*A Map of theWorld - Hamilton

*The Mayor of Casterbridge- Hardy

Medea- Euripides

*The Member of the Wedding-    McCullers

*Memoirs of a Geisha- Golden 

*The Merchant of Venice-Shakespeare

*Metamorphosis- Kafka

*Middlemarch- Eliot

*The Mill on the Floss- Eliot

The Misanthrope- Moliere 

*Mists of Avalon- Bradley

*Moby-Dick- Melville

*Moll Flanders- Defoe

*Mrs. Dalloway- Woolf

*Much Ado About Nothing- Shakespeare

*Murder in the Cathedral- Eliot

*My Antonia- Cather

 My Louisiana Sky - Holt


*The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass- Douglass

*Native Son- Wright

*The Natural- Malamud

No Exit- Sartre


*Obason- Kogawa

Oedipus Rex- Sophocles

*Old Man and the Sea - Hemingway

*One Day in the Life of Ivan 

Denisovich- Solzhenitsyn

*One Flew Over  the Cuckoo’s Nest - Kesey

*One Hundred Years of Solitude – Marquez

*On the Beach- Shute

*The Optimist’s Daughter- Welty

*Othello- Shakespeare

*Our Town- Wilder


Paradise Lost- Milton

*A Passage to India- Forester

*The Pearl - Steinbeck

*The Piano Lesson-Wilson

*Picture of Dorian Gray - Wilde

*The Pilgrim’s Progress – Bunyan The Playboy of the Western World-Synge

Portrait of a Lady- James

*A Portrait of the Artist as a Young 

Man- Wilde

*Prayer for Owen Meany- Irving

*Pygmalion- Shaw


*Rabbit, Run- Updike

*Raisin in the Sun- Hansbury

*Red Badge of Courage- Crane

*The Return of the Native-Hardy

Richard III- Shakespeare 

*Robinson Crusoe - Defoe

*Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead- Stoppard


*Saint Joan- Shaw

The Sea Gull- Chekhov

She Stoops to Conquer- Goldsmith *The Shipping News- Proulx

*Siddhartha- Hesse

*Silas Marner - Eliot

*Sister Carrie- Dreiser

Six Characters in Search of an Author- Pirandello

*Slaughterhouse Five- Vonnegut

*Snow Falling on Cedars- Guterson

*Song of Solomon- Morrison

*Sons and Lovers- Lawrence

Sophie’s Choice- Styron

*The Sound and the Fury-Faulkner

*Stones from the River- Hegi

*The Stone Angel- M. Laurence

*The Stranger- Camus

*A Streetcar Named Desire-Williams

*Sula- Morrison

*The Sun Also Rises- Hemingway


*A Tale of Two Cities- Dickens

*Taming of the Shrew- Shakespeare

Tartuffe- Moliere

*The Tempest- Shakespeare

*The Turn of the Screw- James

*Their Eyes Were Watching God-Hurston

*Things Fall Apart- Achebe

*The Time Traveler’s Wife - Niffenegger

*To the Lighthouse- Woolf

*Tom Jones- Fielding

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus- Marlowe

*Twelfth Night- Shakespeare


*Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Stowe


*Vanity Fair- Thackeray

Victory- Conrad


*Waiting for Godot- Beckett

*War and Peace - Tolstoy

The Waste Land- Eliot

*Watership Down- Adams

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?-Albee

Wide Sargasso Sea- Rhys

Wise Blood- O’Connor 

*Woman Warrior- Kingston

*The Women of Brewster Place- Naylor

*World According to Garp- Irving


*Yellow Raft in Blue Water- Dorris