What did you read in High School?

I am going to be teaching homeschool, college, high school, and jr high next year. (Amazing what one person can do if she tries hard!) I am working on reading lists for my 8th/9th grade class. So far the short version looks like this:

Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass- Lewis Carroll

The Red Badge of Courage- Stephen Crane

The Time Machine- HG Wells

Silas Marner- George Eliot

Narrative of Frederick Douglass

Call of the Wild- Jack London

Around the World in 80 Days- Jules Verne

Ethan Frome- Edith Wharton

Frankenstein- Mary Shelley

The Old Man and the Sea- Ernest Hemingway

Then I realized that, with drama and poetry, that would probably be way too much to read. So then I thought, what if I did this year's class 1800s novels and next year 1900s novels? That would still leave out some of the works I wanted to read (particularly on the longer list). And I thought I would present an “optional” list from which they only have to pick one novel. I was thinking of doing genre specific books in there. (Romance, sci fi, fantasy, etc.)

My question is: What did you read in High School?

All I can remember reading were The Hobbit, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations.

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