A collection of both modern and traditional tales.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
Offred is tasked with bearing children for the elite in a totalitarian society.
Their Eyes were Watching God
Hurston, Zora Neale
Janie, a Black woman in the 1930’s, journey to independence and substance.
Pride and Prejudice
Two lovers overcome the titular sins of pride and prejudice in order to fall in love and marry.
Alice’s adventures in Wonderland
A story about young Alive, who follows a white rabbit down a hole.
To Kill a Mockingbird
A young girl’s coming of age story and the consequences of racism and prejudice.
The House on Mango Street
Esperanza’s life is told through a series of vignettes, detailing her family and coming of age.
The Call of the Wild
Buck learns to live in the wild as the leader of a wolf pack after being stolen from his home.
A man’s curiosity of what keeps his society afloat leads to chaos.
The Red Badge of Courage
A young man who fled the Civil War seeks to overcome his shame.
Cry, the Beloved Country
An elderly black minister comes to term with his faith when his son is accused of murder.
The Divine Comedy
An allegory, representing mankind as its merit exposes itself to justice.
Hamlet deals with grief and life changes, manifesting as a spectre of murder and revenge.
The life of David Copperfield from his birth to adulthood, exploring all aspects of life.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stevenson, Robert Louis
A respected lawyer reveals the relationship between Dr. Jekyll and Edward Hyde.
The Three Musketeers
A young man named D’Artagnan as he pursues his dreams of becoming a musketeer.
Having deduced who Count Dracula is, a small group of people vow to kill him.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
A slave’s story, being sold and experiencing physical brutality by slave drivers and masters.
The Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Amidst the decadence of wealthy Jazz Age, a millionaire is obsessed with a spoiled woman.
A Room with a View
Forster, E. M.
An Edwardian girl falls into impropriety and passion on her first trip to Florence.
The Adventure’s of Huckleberry Finn
The adventures of a boy and a runaway slave as they travel down the Mississippi River.
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Gaines, Ernest J.
This fictional autobiography tells the story of a woman born in slavery on a Louisiana plantation.
Lord of the Flies
A group of school boys survives a plane crash on a deserted island leading to savagery and murder.
The Color Purple
As a young, black woman living in 1930s Georgia, Celie faces violence and oppression.
The Return of the Native
A man gives up his career in Paris to return to his native home to teach.
The Time Machine
Wells, H. G.
A story of time travel that reveals a dark future rather than a utopia.
The Age of Innocence
An aristocratic lawyer is engaged to May, however her cousin Ellen draws his love.
Fifty critical days before the end of the Trojan war, fate spins an epic.
The Sun also Rises
A story of expatriate Americans and British living in Paris after World War One.