Twelve fiction books written by American writers to read before you go to uni – “to impress your peers with how cultured and well-rounded you are”- Ms Kedie

  1. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  2. The Talented Mr Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
  3. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  4. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  6. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  7. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
  8. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  9. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Attwood
  10. We Need to Talk about Kevin – Lionel Shriver
  11. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
  12.  Room – Emma Donoghue
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See the email from Ms Kedie for more info on the books and their film adaptations


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