Have You Read . . .?
Author and publishing consultant Jennifer Worick chose a list of books she feels “you really should have read in high school.” How many of them have you read?
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley FIC SHE
Victor Frankenstein regrets what he brought to life and a struggle between creator and the created ensues.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne FIC
No matter the cost, Hester Prynne refuses to reveal the identity of the man with whom she had an affair.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger FIC SAL
Holden Caulfield, expelled from yet another prep school, travels to Manhattan and finds it a lonely, difficult place.
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse FIC HES
A young man, searching for peace and enlightenment, explores many paths before he finally finds the answer he is seeking.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding FIC GOL
British schoolboys, trapped on a deserted tropical island after a plane crash, fight for survival with unexpected results.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain FIC
A young man flees an abusive father, and in his travels, meets a man who will change his life.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenFIC AUS
Circumstances dictate that Elizabeth Bennet will marry, but the course of relationships and love do not run smoothly.
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand FIC RAN
Architect Howard Roark prefers to struggle rather than compromise his artistic and personal vision. But, he must deal with others who don’t understand the stand he chooses to take.