I have a book report and i need to pick a book from this list. Please help me decide!?

Disregard the numbers but i need one of these, and my report is due in a month and i need a lot to work on for it so a shorter book would help! THANKS!

24 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

19 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

16 Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski

16 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

15 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

15 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

15 Moby Dick by Herman Melville

14 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

13 King Lear by William Shakespeare

12 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

12 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

12 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

12 The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

11 The Awakening by Kate Chopin

11 Billy Budd by Herman Melville

11 Light in August by William Faulkner

11 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zorah Neale Hurston

10 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

10 Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

9 Antigone by Sophocles

9 Beloved by Toni Morrison

9 The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

9 Native Son by Richard Wright

9 Othello by William Shakespeare

9 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

9 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

8 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

8 Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

8 Candide by Voltaire

8 The Color Purple by Alice Walker

8 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

8 The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

8 A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

8 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

7 All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

7 All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

7 The Crucible by Arthur Miller

7 Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

7 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

7 Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

7 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

7 The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

7 Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

7 Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

7 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

7 Sula by Toni Morrison

7 The Tempest by William Shakespeare

7 Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

6 A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

6 An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

6 Equus by Peter Shaffer

6 Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

6 Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

6 Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

6 Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw

6 Medea by Euripides

6 The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

6 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

6 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

6 Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot

6 Obasan by Joy Kogawa

6 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

6 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

6 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

6 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

6 The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

6 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

5 Bleak House by Charles Dickens

5 The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chkhov

5 Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

5 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

5 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

5 Hamlet by William Shakespeare

5 Macbeth by William Shakespeare

5 Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw

5 The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

5 Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

5 Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

5 Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

5 Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor


BTW it can't be a book that has been made into a play so no shakespear

Update 2:

BTW it can't be a book that has been made into a play so no shakespear

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Wow, you inputted all of these and you still can't decide.

    I don't blame you. There are some great books there. Also some not so great, and I see your

    teacher does not approve of Science Fiction for an education. Pity that, but that is how SHE was trained so that is how YOU will be trained.

    I would go with Moby Dick. It is considered the first truly "American" novel. You can also find a lot of material on it on the web, which should make all that analysis stuff you have to do easier. It is also a good book and a good adventure story.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Macbeth is one of the shorter Shakespeare plays, and pretty easy.

    Doctor Faustus is even shorter than Macbeth (only about 40-50 pages of play dialogue, though you will need an addition with notes), and the story of Christopher Marlowe, who was a government spy accused of atheism and treason, and possibly murdered, is really, so that would probably be a unique and interesting choice.

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  • 9 years ago

    I might choose The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. I'm not sure how long it is, but I think it is an easier to understand story then some of the others. I would stay away from Shakespeare - IMHO.

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  • 9 years ago

    There are some great books on this list, but I read Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and I learned a lot about the human condition of racial relations in America.

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  • 9 years ago

    A few that I really like on that list are Huck Finn, Equus, King Lear, Pride and Prejudice, any of the ancient greek plays.

    A lot of the books on that list are great

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  • 9 years ago

    Hmm... a lot of these are plays ....and they tend to be shorter

    How old are you and are you a girl or boy? That makes a difference

    Figuring your in high school, I'd try "The Sun Also Rises" by Hemingway

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  • 9 years ago

    I loved Wide Sargassa Sea and you can link it with Jane Eyre, which is also one of my favourite books of all time for your report.

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  • 9 years ago

    I didn't even look at them all but The Great Gatsby isn't too long. 218 pages.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Major Barbara is a play, so it's probably pretty short. it may not play so well with today's libertarian minded audiences.

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  • My bro read the invisible man. I think its about an invisible man who gets run over...

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