The Great Gatsby by F. Scott  Fitzgerald This classic novel tells the story of Jay Gatsby, a wealthy man who throws lavish parties in the hopes of winning back the love of his life.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells the story of a young girl who learns about racism and injustice as she witnesses her father defend a black man accused of rape.

1984 by George Orwell  This dystopian novel explores the dangers of totalitarianism and the importance of individual freedom.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien  This fantasy novel tells the story of Frodo Baggins, a hobbit who must destroy the One Ring to save Middle-earth.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger  This coming-of-age novel tells the story of Holden Caulfield, a teenager who is expelled from his boarding school and goes on a journey through New York City.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen This romantic comedy tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a young woman who must choose between two suitors.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare This tragedy tells the story of Hamlet, a prince who must avenge the murder of his father.

The Odyssey by Homer  This epic poem tells the story of Odysseus, a Greek hero who must journey home after the Trojan War.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain This coming-of-age novel tells the story of Huck Finn, a young boy who runs away from home and travels down the Mississippi River with an escaped slave.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak This historical novel tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl who learns to read and write in Nazi Germany.