Cape Elizabeth High School Library
Recommended Books for the College Bound
2007-08 School Year
The library owns one copy of each title listed below. Do not hesitate to borrow a few! Please see Mrs. Bell, the librarian, for book suggestions or
assistance in locating titles.
These titles have appeared most frequently on the ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association’s Outstanding Books for the College Bound lists
from 1959 to 2004. As the editors note, “…these books have acquired a patina that only enhances their value to the reader. Most are found on other
recommended reading lists. They are made into movies and television shows. They are cussed and discussed in literary essays and reviews,
classrooms, book discussion groups, and among friends and scholars.”
Pride and Prejudice. 1813
The romances of the Bennett girls and the ardent desire of their mother to have
them all well married.
Jane Eyre. 1847
An unassuming English orphan becomes a governess and falls in love with her
Wuthering Heights. 1847
A story of intense and frustrated love, of hate and revenge, takes place in the
wild moors of England.
My Antonia. 1918
A Bohemian immigrant girl faces hardships in pioneer Nebraska.
Don Quixote de la Mancha. 1605
The adventures of a mad Spaniard who imagines he lives in the age of heroic
Cherry Orchard: A Comedy in Four
The ineffectual Ranevskys exemplify the passing of the Russian aristocracy.
Lord Jim. 1900
A man attempts to live with himself after an act of cowardice.
The Red Badge of Courage. 1885
A boy moves from cowardice to courage in the Civil War.
Madame Curie: A Biography. 1937
In sharing personal papers and her own memories, a daughter pays tribute to
her unique and generous mother, a scientific genius.