what is the easiest book to read and understand out of my list of books?
I have read most of these books here are my opinions on some of them.
I think that these three would be the easiest books in your list to read:
Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, Lord of the Flies, Brave New World
I liked these but the tend to be a bit long:
A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Les Miserables, the Grapes of Wrath
I found these to be extremely boring:
War and Peace, A Christmas Carol, Moby Dick
When you have so many authors to choose from, it's helpful to pick something you are interested in. For example, I might pick Jane Austen, read Pride and Prejudice, and write a paper about the British social class structure during the Regency. Or I might choose John Steinbeck, read Grapes of Wrath, and write a paper that focused on whether or not Steinbeck's views on the effects of the Dust Bowl/Great Depression were accurate. Maybe I would pick Amy Tan, read the Joy Luck Club, and write about the place of immigrates in the U.S. These are all subjects I like and would enjoy reading about.
The point is to pick an author who writes about something you are interested in. Don't pick something because it seems easy or you watched the movie (that is the worst idea anyway because the movie is almost never like the book). Pick something that is interesting to you; you will enjoy doing your research more and your paper will be much better because of it.
So I have to read a novel from this list of authors.?
The Professor by Charlotte Bronte
Vanity Fair by Thackery
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D H Lawrence
Connecticut yankee in King Arthurs Court by Mark Twain
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
I enjoyed all of these
Which of these AP Lit books is easy and exciting to read?
Jane Eyre. It's a really good book. It has this dark gothic feeling to it, the characters aren't three dimensional, or beautiful-she actually describes the leading man as ugly, romance, and strong female herione. I was actually shocked by how much I loved the book, I highly recommend you read this book.
one flew over the cuckoo's nest
the grapes of wrath
these are all classic american literature, everyone should read slaughterhouse 5
ender's game is a very cool science fiction book. i have not met one person who has read it who hasn't enjoyed it
Which book would you recommend for a high schooler?
ok, from the ones ive read i would reccomend:
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Pride and Prejudice
The Great Gatsby (although i read this book in 8th grade. it doesnt seem to be high school level)
The Owl's Song
Brave New World!!!!------awsome book!!best book off the list
Flowers for Algernon-although a really great sad story, i read it in 6 grade...
A Separate Peace----i personally hated the book with a passion, but many others in my class loved it
yes there are movies, but you need to read the books if they have been assigned. John Huston directed a controversial Red Badge of Courage. Apocalypse Now transferred Heart of Darkness into the war in Vietnam. I don't think either movie will serve to replace reading the books.
I jus checked with Google and there are a couple of versions of Heart of Darkness available as videos. They may suit you better than Apocalyse Now.
I need help with my Pre-11 AP Language and Comp. summer assignment?
The problem with Gatsby is that he is a rather distant figure in the novel. It's told through the viewpoint of another character, plus alienation isn't a major theme of the novel.
Ralph Ellison - The Invisible Man - if you are looking for alienation from society, this is it in black and white (literally).
Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Ubervilles. A clear case of a charcter being ostracized from society and actually ostracizing herself due to moral values.
Carson McCullers - Heart is a Lonely Hunter. You can pick one of the many characters who are lonely and alienated - the tomboy, the deaf/mute gay guy, the doctor, etc.
I LOVE Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
But I also recommend:
Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck (I just noticed you also liked it)
Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky (Currently reading)
Anna Karenina along with War and Peace by Tolstoy
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (Half way through)
Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas (Long held goal of finishing)
Both Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer
Huck Finn by Twain
Lolita by Nabokov
As I Lay Dying by Faulkner (God of a book)
Basically I love authors that delve deep into society during their time period. I think it's interesting when they bring things up I never would have thought of. In Pride and Prejudice especially, many of Elizabeth's observations were things I would have glanced over...and that makes the book fascinating.