High School Reading List

High School Reading List

High School Reading List

Literary Fiction

  1. Animal Farm, George Orwell
  2. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
  3. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  4. Bodega Dreams, Ernesto Quiñonez
  5. Lemon, Kwon Yeo-Sun
  6. Before the Coffee Gets Cold, Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  7. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
  8. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  9. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
  10. Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  11. Clara Luz, Jorge Eliécer Pardo
  12. Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
  13. Exit West, Mohsin Hamid
  14. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
  15. We Are Okay, Nina LaCour
  16. Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
  17. 1984, George Orwell
  18. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  19. The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
  20. The Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
  21. The Stars Beneath Our Feet, David Barclay Moore
  22. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  23. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson


Historical Fiction

  1. The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
  2. Fences, August Wilson
  3. Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly
  4. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  5. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
  6. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie
  7. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth



  1. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
  2. The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia, Candace Fleming
  3. Crying in H-Mart, Michelle Zauner
  4. Brown Girl Dreaming By Jacqueline Woodson
  5. Bring It, Ken Jennings
  6. The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just, Melina Mengal
  7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  8. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah
  9. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert
  10. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain
  11. The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story, Richard Preston
  12. Educated, Tara Westover
  13. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert


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