Suggestions for my summer reading list?

im a 10th grader (15 years old) and i hope that you can give me your opinion on which books are the best from this list (maybe a top 10?)

thank you!

Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)

Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)

The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)

The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)

Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

Animal Farm (George Orwell)

1984 (George Orwell)

The Crying of Lot 49 (Thomas Pynchon)

The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)

The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Walden (Henry David Thoreau)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)

Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Jr. Vonnegut)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)

Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)

The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

and if you have any suggestions not listed, feel free to list them too!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Ah, all of these are good books. It will be hard to choose only ten.

    1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

    2. 1984 by George Orwell

    3. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

    4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

    5. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback

    6. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

    7. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    8. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

    9. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    10. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

    I'd also like to recommend reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo if you haven't already (and of course, there's more, but I'll save you). Both are good. :D

  • 1 decade ago

    Wuthering Heights and Gone With The Wind are both fantastic. I'm 16 and they are two of my favorite books. They aren't hard to read at all. I also love The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because Mark Twain was a genius and Huck is just awesome. :)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Jane Eyre

    Wuthering Heights

    Invisible man

    the catcher in the rye

    treasure island

    the adventures of huckleberry finn

    the picture of dorian gray

    gone with the wond

    the kite runner

    the three musketeers :) (i added this one;it's a bit confusing, but i like the story line)

    i havent heard of some of the other books. not that the wouldn;t be good, but i think these ones are fantastic. :)

  • 1 decade ago

    Jane Eyre

    1984

    Madame Bovary

    Scarlet Letter

    Animal Farm

    Grapes of Wrath

    Treasure Island

    Crime and Punishment

    Wuthering Heights

    Slaughterhouse-Five

    they are kind of in order of preference

    but definitely Jane Eyre i ♥ that book

    have fun and if you want another book read The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)

    =)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Jane Eyre

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Catcher in the Rye

    Slaughter-House Five

    The Sirens of Titan (Kurt Vonnegut)

    Ishmael (Daniel Quinn)

    Travels with Charley (John Steinbeck)

    Flowers for Algernon (can't remember author)

  • 1 decade ago

    I have heard from many that The Kite Runner was a fantastic book. I have not personally read it but you should give it a try.

    Do not read the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I read it in 7th grade, you will find it at a lower level.

  • 1 decade ago

    Those are all amazing books, and I would just chose any of them at random because they're all so good!

  • 1 decade ago

    I loved the great gatsby!

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