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Let's Get Serious: Goodread's Required Reading in High School

The books on this list make a nice contrast to those on my recent challenge, available at the link. Obviously there are few if any books specifically for young children on this list, but there are also many more scholarly works and classics. There is extensive coverage of historical and political developments in the USA.
Please note that some items are a dramatized version or analysis of a famous work.
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required scores: 1, 40, 68, 88, 121 

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The Gettysburg Address (Abraham Lincoln)
The Gettysburg Address (Abraham Lincoln)
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And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
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The Complete Talking Heads (Alan Bennett)
The Complete Talking Heads (Alan Bennett)
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Cry, the Beloved Country (Alan Paton)
Cry, the Beloved Country (Alan Paton)
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The Plague (Albert Camus)
The Plague (Albert Camus)
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The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
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The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni, Trans. Bruce Penman)
The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni, Trans. Bruce Penman)
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The Federalist Papers (Alexander Hamilton,  James Madison, John Jay)
The Federalist Papers (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay)
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The Rape of the Lock (Alexander Pope)
The Rape of the Lock (Alexander Pope)
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Eugene Onegin (Alexander Pushkin)
Eugene Onegin (Alexander Pushkin)
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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (Alexandra Fuller)
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (Alexandra Fuller)
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The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
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The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)
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Democracy in America (Alexis De Tocqueville)
Democracy in America (Alexis De Tocqueville)
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Flight to Afar (Alfred Andersch)
Flight to Afar (Alfred Andersch)
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The Lady of Shalott (Alfred Tennyson)
The Lady of Shalott (Alfred Tennyson)
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The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
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Meridian (Alice Walker)
Meridian (Alice Walker)
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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The Third Life of Grange Copeland (Alice Walker)
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (Alice Walker)
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Matched (Ally Condie)
Matched (Ally Condie)
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The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
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Hotel Du Lac (Anita Brookner)
Hotel Du Lac (Anita Brookner)
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Bel Canto (Ann Pratchett)
Bel Canto (Ann Pratchett)
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Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)
Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)
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The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
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I Am David (Anne Holm)
I Am David (Anne Holm)
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Dragonsong (Anne McCaffrey)
Dragonsong (Anne McCaffrey)
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Breathing Lessons (Anne Tyler)
Breathing Lessons (Anne Tyler)
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An American Childhood (Annie Dillard)
An American Childhood (Annie Dillard)
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Anonymous)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Anonymous)
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The Book of Job (Anonymous)
The Book of Job (Anonymous)
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The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue (Anonymous)
The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue (Anonymous)
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A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
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All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
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The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupéry)
The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupéry)
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A Marriage Proposal (Anton Chekhov)
A Marriage Proposal (Anton Chekhov)
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Uncle Vanya (Anton Chekhov)
Uncle Vanya (Anton Chekhov)
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Maus I: A Survivor's Tale (Art Spiegelman)
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale (Art Spiegelman)
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