Intermediate literature

  1. The Abolition of Man, by C. S. Lewis
  2. Politics and the English Language, by George Orwell
  3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  4. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (A book about books being illegal. Dystopian, and hard to put down.)
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (A woman from the south remembers her funny and interesting childhood.)
  6. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (A shorter book, but pretty challenging. Also, one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read)
  7. 1984, George Orwell (Dystopian and powerful. The government watches everything you do and destroys any sense of freedom. Incredibly memorable.)
  8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey (Written through the perspective of a man in a mental institution, it’s as strange and fascinating as it sounds.)
  9. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde (Wilde is famous for his quirky and funny sayings, and this play is full of them. Truly, a delightful read.)
  10. Emma, Jane Austen (Not too different from Pride and Prejudice; just as compelling.)
  11. The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank (Anne reflects on her time hiding in her secret room, scared to death of the Nazi soldiers she could hear outside looking for her.)
  12. The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkein (It’s better than the movie. And it might get you into the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, a worthy—though time-consuming—read.)
  13. “Mark Twain” (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 1885
  14.  John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath.  1939
  15.  John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men.  1937
  16.  Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  1852
  17.  Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels.  1726
  18.  Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea. 1952
  19.  William Golding, Lord of the Flies.  1954
  20.  Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol.  1843
  21.  Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.  1861
  22.  “William Shakespeare”, Romeo and Juliet.  1597∫∫
  23.  Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. 1818
  24.  Upton Sinclair, The Jungle.  1906
  25.  Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club.  1989

More Advanced Reading

  1. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles (978-0486282145
  2. H.G. Wells, The Time Machine (978-0486284729)
  3. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (978-0486282114)
  4. Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (978-0486414126)
  5. Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow And Other Stories (978-0486466583)
  6. Jack London, To Build A Fire and Other Stories (978-0553213355)
  7. Slavomir Rawicz, The Long Walk, The True Story Of A Trek To Freedom   (April 1, 2016)