Summer Reading List 2014: Salem High School

PLEASE NOTE: This list was prepared for the web by the Salem Public Library, and each title links to the web catalog to show BOOKS ONLY in SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY.

All students should read The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti.
This novel is the Salem Community Read for the 2014 summer.


Honors students should also select one of the following texts:


Honors students should also select one of the following texts:


Honors students should also read:


Choose one book from the list.

Honors Students should read Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

World Literature
Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart
Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness
Herman Hesse – Siddhartha
Franz Kafka – The Metamorphosis
Erich Maria Remarque – All Quiet on the Western Front
Vladimir Nabokov – Lolita
Pearl S. Buck – The Good Earth
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Jonathan Swift – Gulliver’s Travels
Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray

Classic American Literature
Willa Cather – My Antonia
Stephen Crane – Red Badge of Courage
William Faulkner – The Sound and the Fury
Ernest Hemingway – For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway – The Sun Also Rises
Herman Melville – Benito Cereno
John Steinbeck – The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck – The Pearl
Mark Twain – Tom Sawyer

Contemporary American Literature
Sherman Alexie – The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie – Reservation Blues
Louise Erdrich – Love Medicine
Joseph Heller – Catch 22
Khaled Hosseini – A Thousand Splendid Suns
Ken Kesey – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Bernard Malamud – The Natural
Tim O’Brien – Going After Cacciato
Thomas Pynchon – The Crying of Lot 49
Jonathan Safran Foer – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse Five

Female Authors
Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
Kate Chopin – The Awakening
Maxine Hong Kingston – The Woman Warrior
Jhumpa Lahiri – Interpreter of Maladies
Jhumpa Lahiri – The Namesake
Leslie Marmon Silko – Ceremony
Leslie Marmon Silko – Storyteller
Flannery O’Connor – Everything that Rises Must Converge
Annie Proulx – Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories II
Edith Wharton – Ethan Frome
Virginia Woolf – Mrs.Dalloway

Latino/a Authors
Julia Alvarez – How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Julia Alvarez – In the Time of the Butterflies
Sandra Cisneros – Woman Hollering Creek
Sandra Cisneros – The House on Mango Street
Junot Diaz – Drown
Junot Diaz – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Stella Pope Duarte – If I Die in Juarez
Gabriel Garcia – Marquez Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Luis Alberto Urrea – The Devil’s Highway

African American Authors
Maya Angelou – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Langston Hughes – The Ways of White Folks:Stories
Toni Morrison – The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison – Home
Zora Neale Hurston – Their Eyes Were Watching God
Richard Wright – Native Son

Science Fiction/Fantasy
Richard Adams – Watership Down
Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Ray Bradbury – The Martian Chronicles
Alduos Huxley – Brave New World
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde
George Orwell – 1984
J.R.R. Tolkien – Lord of the Rings
H.G. Wells – The Time Machine

Richard Bloch – Psycho
Stephen King – Carrie
Stephen King – Nightshift
Stephen King – Misery
Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
Bram Stoker – Dracula

Mitch Albom – Tuesdays with Morrie
Truman Capote – In Cold Blood
John Osborne – Look Back in Anger