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11th (or 10th) Grade Reading List

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I recommend the following titles to maintain fluency and reading level and to encourage independent reading. These are a sampling of the titles that often appear on high-school reading lists for 11th (or 10th) grade--depending on when your high school focuses on English/American literature. Literature programs vary by high school. The books on this list are important introductions to English literature--regardless of your age and/or skill level.

  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
  • Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  • Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad
  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
  • Saint Joan - George Bernard Shaw
  • Silas Marner - George Eliot
  • Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  • Turn of the Screw - Henry James
  • Wuthering Heights - Elizabeth Bronte

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