Kirkwood High School Required and Suggested Reading Lists

Required Reading

AP English Language and Composition

Bird by Bird Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013 by Siddhartha Mukherjee

AP Literature and Composition

All My Sons by Arthur Miller

How to Read Literature Like A Professor by Thomas Foster

Honors Freshman Literature and Composition

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Honors Sophomore Literature and Composition

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Suggested Reading List

9th and 10th Grade

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Gym Candy by Carl Deuker

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flakes

Who Am I Without Him by Sharon Flakes

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

American Born Chinese by Luen Yang

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

Spark by John Ratey

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

11th and 12th Grades

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Room by Emma Donoghue

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel by Jonathan Sarran Foer

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories by Chris Crutcher

Maus I & II: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Good Poems by Garrison Keillor

This Boy’s Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson