Ap literature Reading List Winter 2014


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AP Literature Reading List

Winter 2014

The following titles were the most frequently used titles on the Literature Exam ‘71-’14 with the most frequently used at the top of the list. This list does not include selections on the Form B exam.

The Invisible Man (24 times in 43 years)

Wuthering Heights (19 times)

King Lear (18 times)

Crime and Punishment (17 times)

Jane Eyre, Great Expectations (14 times)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (13 times)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man , Heart of Darkness, Moby Dick
(12 times)

Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Scarlet Letter, The Awakening (11 times)

The Grapes of Wrath, The Color Purple, A Raisin in the Sun, Death of a Salesman, The Great Gatsby (10 times)

Beloved, Antigone, Billy Budd, Light in August, Oedipus Rex (9 times)

Things Fall Apart , Catch 22, The Glass Menagerie, Native Son, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Waiting for Godot (8 times)

The Sound and the Fury, All the Pretty Horses, Ethan Frome, All the King’s Men , As I Lay Dying, Candide, Ceremony, Lord Jim, Medea, Native Son, Jude the Obscure, Obasan, The Sun Also Rises (7 times)

A Streetcar Named Desire, Othello, Bless Me, Ultima, Cry, The Beloved Country, A Doll’s House, An Enemy of the People, Equus, Madame Bovary, Passage to India, Pride & Prejudice, Sula (6 times)

The Portrait of a Lady, The Crucible, Hedda Gabler, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Hamlet, The Turn of the Screw, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (5 times)

As You Like It, The Cherry Orchard, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Moll Flanders, Frankenstein, Macbeth, Middlemarch, Mrs. Dalloway, Nineteen Eighty Four, Sister Carrie, The Tempest (4 times)

You should have already read and must be familiar with the following:

The Crucible




Heart of Darkness

Rosencrantz & Guilden-stern Are Dead


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Stranger

These are other high-frequency books taught during your four years at CV:
Othello, Pride and Prejudice, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll’s House, As I Lay Dying, Oedipus Rex, Antigone, The Sun Also Rises, Beloved, Billy Budd, Death of a Salesman, The Grapes of Wrath, A Raisin in the Sun, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Awakening, The Scarlet Letter, The Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, Great Expectations, Jane Eyre

A Farewell to Arms

A Gathering of Old Men

A Gesture Life

A Lesson Before Dying

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Passage to India

A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Separate Peace

A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Absalom, Absalom

Agnes of God

Adam Bede

Alias Grace

America is in the Heart

An American Tragedy

Angle of Repose

Anna Karenina

Another Country

Antony & Cleopatra


Black Boy

Bleak House

Brave New World

Breath, Eyes, Memory

Brideshead Revisited

Brown Girl, Brownstones

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat’s Eye

Catcher in the Rye

The Chosen

Cold Mountain

Coming Through Slaughter

Daisy Miller

Dancing at Lughnasa

Delta Wedding

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Doctor Zhivago

Don Quixote

East of Eden


Faust (by Goethe)


Fifth Business

For Whom the Bell Tolls


Going After Cacciato

Henry IV Part I

Henry V

House Made of Dawn

House on Mango Street

In the Lake of the Woods



Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Joseph Andrews

Julius Caesar

Lady Windermere’s Fan

Lord of the Flies

Love Medicine

M. Butterfly

Maggie, A Girl of the Streets

Major Barbara

Mansfield Park

Monkey Bridge

Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Much Ado about Nothing

Murder in the Cathedral

My Antonia

Native Speaker

No Country for Old Men

No Exit

No-No Boy

O Pioneers!

Of Mice and Men

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Hundred Years of Solitude


Oryx and Crake

Our Town

Out of Africa

Pale Fire

Paradise Lost

Pere Gorot





Praisesong for the Widow



Reservation Blues

Robinson Crusoe

Saint Joan

Sent for You Yesterday

Set this House on Fire


Silas Marner

Sister of My Heart

Slaughterhouse Five


Snow Falling on Cedars

Song of Solomon

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

The Age of Innocence

The American

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man

The Bear

The Birthday Party

The Blind Assassin

The Bluest Eye

The Bonesetter’s Daughter

The Brothers Karamazov

The Crossing

The Diviners

The Dollmaker

The Eumenides

The Father

The Fixer

The God of Small Things

The Golden Bowl

The Good Soldier

The Hairy Ape

The Handmaid’s Tale

The House of Mirth

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Joy Luck Club

The Kite Runner

The Little Foxes

The Member of the Wedding

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

The Merchant of Venice

The Mill on the Floss

The Misanthrope

The Moor’s Last Sigh

The Namesake

The Odyssey

The Optimist’s Daughter

The Other

The Piano Lesson

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Plague

The Poisonwood Bible

The Power & the Glory

The Remains of the Day

The Road

The Secret Lives of Bees

The Stone Angel

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Stranger

The Trial

The Vicar of Wakefield

The Warden

The Watch that Ends the Night

The Way We Live Now

The Wide Sargasso Sea

The Woman Warrior

The Women of Brewster Place

The Zoo Story

To Kill a Mockingbird

Tom Jones


Twelfth Night

Typical American

When the Emperor Was Divine

Winter in the Blood

The Women of Brewster Place

Zoot Suit


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