9th Grade Reading List

Recommended Reads for High School Freshmen

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
A Vintage Illustration from Great Expectations. duncan1890 / Getty Images

These are a sampling of the titles that often appear on high-school reading lists for 9th grade, as they encourage independent reading and are written at a level appropriate for a high school freshman. Literature programs vary by high school, but the books on this list are important introductions to literature. Perhaps most important, these works can help students develop stronger reading and analysis skills that they'll be required to call on throughout their secondary education, as well as in college courses.

Recommended Works for a 9th Grade Reading List