Shop online for 2022-2023 AHHS required reading! Please refer to the list below to find the appropriate class level for your student(s).
Books ordered on thetwig.com can either be delivered to your home (shipping charges apply) or picked up at The Twig for no extra charge.
Please be sure to choose "Pick up at store" as the delivery option if you do not wish to pay for shipping!
Twenty percent of your your pretax purchase supports the Alamo Heights High School PTSO! Please be sure to enter "AHHS" in the order comments at checkout!
Scroll down to begin shopping. The books are listed in alphabetical order.
|Grade||Strand||Title||Author||ISBN||Best for students to have by|
|9||ADV/GT||March: Book One||John Lewis||9781603093002||October 19|
|9||GL||Lord of the Flies||William Golding||9780143129400||September 16|
|10||ADV/GT||All Quiet on the Western Front||Erich Maria Remarque||9780449213940||October|
|10||ADV/GT||Cyrano De Bergerac||Edmond Rostand||9780553213607||n/a|
|10||ADV/GT||Of Mice and Men||John Steinbeck||9780140177398||February|
|10||GL||Just Mercy||Bryan Stevenson||9780812984965||October 1|
|10||GL||Of Mice and Men||John Steinbeck||9780140177398||February 1|
|11||GL||The Great Gatsby||F. Scott Fitzgerald||9780743273565||January 6|
|11||GL||The Road||Cormac McCarthy||9780307387899||October 14|
|11||GL||The Things They Carried||Tim O'Brien||9780618706419||March 22|
|11||APLAC||The Great Gatsby||F. Scott Fitzgerald||9780743273565||March 1|
|11||APLAC||A Thousand Splendid Suns||Khaled Hosseini||9781594483851||January 3|
|11||DC||Ethan Frome||Edith Wharton||9780486266909||January 4|
|11||DC||The Stranger||Albert Camus, translation by Matthew Ward||9780679720201||January 4|
|12||GL||Frankenstein||Mary Shelley||9780553212471||March 1|
|12||GL||Bless Me, Ultima||Rudolfo Anaya||9780446600255||March 1|
|12||APLIT||The Poisonwood Bible||Barbara Kingsolver||9780060786502||August 19|
|12||APLIT||Frankenstein||Mary Shelley||9780553212471||October 31|
|12||APLIT||Hamlet||William Shakespeare||9780743477123||January 17|
|12||APLIT||Beloved||Toni Morrison||9781400033416||March 21|
|12||DC||Dubliners||James Joyce||9780486268705||January 4|
Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I.
I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . .
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unflinchingly look into the abyss of slavery, from the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner. This spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. With a new afterword.
From "one of the nation's foremost Chicano literary artists" comes a coming-of-age classic and the bestselling Chicano novel of all time that follows a young boy as he questions his faith and beliefs -- now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads" (Denver Post).
This is Edmond Rostand's immortal play in which chivalry and wit, bravery and love are forever captured in the timeless spirit of romance. Set in Louis XIII’s reign, it is the moving and exciting drama of one of the finest swordsmen in France, gallant soldier, brilliant wit, tragic poet-lover with the face of a clown.
Although James Joyce began these stories of Dublin life in 1904, when he was 22, and had completed them by the end of 1907, they remained unpublished until 1914 -- victims of Edwardian squeamishness.
Perhaps the best-known and most popular of Edith Wharton's novels, Ethan Frome is widely considered her masterpiece. Set against a bleak New England background, the novel tells of Frome, his ailing wife Zeena and her companion Mattie Silver, superbly delineating the characters of each as they are drawn relentlessly into a deep-rooted domestic struggle.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
The only authorized edition of the twentieth-century classic, featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final revisions, a foreword by his granddaughter, and a new introduction by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
The Great Gatsby, F.
Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a “revenge tragedy,” in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
William Golding’s unforgettable classic of boyhood adventure and the savagery of humanity comes to Penguin Classics in a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new foreword by Lois Lowry
The authoritative edition of Macbeth from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers.
In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material.
#1 New York Times Bestseller
A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression
They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation.
“Powerful . . . [Kingsolver] has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle).
With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, The Stranger—Camus's masterpiece—gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach. With an Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie; translated by Matthew Ward.
“O'Brien has written a vital, important book—a book that matters not only to the reader interested in Vietnam, but to anyone interested in the craft of writing as well.”—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene
Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, the #1 New York Times bestseller A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.