One thing is guaranteed about your college program – you’re going to be assigned more reading than you ever have been before!
For high school students who are not active recreational readers, the shock of returning to college and being faced with a stack of books can be overwhelming.
This summer, set a goal of reading some classic college-approved books that will keep your reading skills up to snuff, and might even put you ahead when you get to your college courses. Here is a list of fiction books which tend to appear often in college courses, for a variety of reasons:
- · Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
- · Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre
- · Cather, Willa: Death Comes for the Archbishop
- · Chopin, Kate: The Awakening
- · Crane, Stephen: The Red Badge of Courage
- · de Cervantes, Miguel: Don Quixote
- · Faulkner, William: The Sound and the Fury
- · Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby
- · Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
- · Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms
- · Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird
- · London, Jack: The Call of the Wild
- · Orwell, George: Animal Farm
- · Steinbeck, John: The Grapes of Wrath
- · Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Don’t see anything that interests you? Consider asking your favorite high school teacher or your guidance counselor for recommendations of books they think you might enjoy this summer.