Which book (AP English) should I choose?

I have to choose a book to read for my junior (in high school) AP Language and Composition class. ***Read before looking at the list: I want to pick a novel that is challenging (for example, last quarter I read Ulysses and if you don't know, Ulysses is extremely difficult), not too well-known by kids in... show more I have to choose a book to read for my junior (in high school) AP Language and Composition class.

***Read before looking at the list:
I want to pick a novel that is challenging (for example, last quarter I read Ulysses and if you don't know, Ulysses is extremely difficult), not too well-known by kids in the class (but instead known by lovers of literature; in other words, a classic), one that's very good, obviously, and finally, one that will impress my English teacher (who went to Oxford and is very, very intelligent).

Someone told me The Jungle by Upton Sinclar (number 33 on list) would be good; "a punch in the gut!" as he put it.

Here are my options (or, if I have a burning desire to read a post-1900 book not included on the list, I can ask her):

1. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent - Julia Alvarez
2. Bless Me Ultima - Rudolfo Anaya
3. Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
4. A Man for All Seasons - Robert Bolt
5. Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
6. Dan Brown (any book)
7. All Works - Agatha Christie
8. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
9. Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
10. The Water is Wide - Pat Conroy
11. Hound of the Baskervilles or Sherlock Holmes - Arthur C. Doyle
12. Rebecca - Daphne DuMaurier
13. The Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
14. A Room With A View - E.M. Forster
15. A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines
16. Grendel - John Gardner
17. Lord of the Flies - William Golding (already read- not an option)
18. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
19. Goodbye, Mr. Chips - James Hilton
20. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
21. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
22. Up the Down Staircase - Bel Kaufman
23. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
24. Screwtape Letters (or any book) - C.S. Lewis
25. Atonement - Ian McEwen
26. Typee (or any book) - Herman Melville
27. Animal Farm or 1984 - George Orwell
28. All Quiet in the Western Front - Erich Remarque
29. Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
30. Hope Leslie - Catharine Maria Sedgwick
31. The Guersney Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
32. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
33. The Jungle - Upton Sinclar
34. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
35. Nisei Daugher - Monica Sone
36. Mary Stewart (any book)
37. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
38. Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
39. All Works - J.R.R. Tolkien
40. In the Beauty of the Lillies (or others) - John Updike
41. Time Machine or Invisible Man - H.G. Wells

Thank you for your time!
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