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Supplemental Reading for College-Bound Freshmen

  • Call of the Wild– London
  • Sophie’s World– Gaarder
  • David Copperfield– Dickens
  • The Old Man and the Sea– Hemingway
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek– Dillard
  • Ethan Frome– Wharton
  • Things Fall Apart– Achebe
  • The Natural- Malamud
  • Kite Runner– Hosseini
  • Thousand Splendid Suns– Hosseini
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany– Irving
  • The Bell Jar– Plath
  • The Glass Castle– Walls
  • Silent Spring-Carson (environmental)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha-Golden
  • Snow Falling on Cedars-Gutterson
  • Maus I & Maus II– Spiegelman
  • The Chocolate War– Cormier
  • Middlesex– Eugenides

Note: Students should read at least one book off of the list the summer before they arrive at Westminster High School.