Last modified: 2 May 2018

Below you will find a comprehensive list of titles recommended for the IB Diploma Programme. Links are provided for those titles that are available in the BCS Library as well as those availability electronically.

This table is updated monthly as more titles are made available.

Author Title OPAC Link eBook Link
Abbott, Edwin A. Flatland eBook
Achebe, Chinua Things Fall Apart Print
Adams, Douglas The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Print
Adams, Richard Watership Down Print
Agee, James A Death in the Family
Albee, Edward Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Print
Albom, Mitch Tuesdays with Morrie
Alexie, Sherman Reservation Blues
Allende, Isabel The House of the Spirits Print
Alvarez, Julia How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Print
Alvarez, Julia In the Time of the Butterflies
Anaya, Rudolfo (also, Rudolpho) Bless Me, Ultima
Anderson, Sherwood Winesburg, Ohio
Angelou, Maya I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings  Print
Anonymous Go Ask Alice
Anouihl, Jean Antigone
Anouihl, Jean Eurydice
Anouilhl, Jean Becket
Ashe, Arthur Days of Grace
Atwood, Margaret Alias Grace
Atwood, Margaret Cat’s Eye
Atwood, Margaret Robber Bride Print
Atwood, Margaret The Blind Assassin
Atwood, Margaret The Handmaid’s Tale Print
Austen, Jane Emma Print eBook
Austen, Jane Mansfield Park
Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice Print eBook
Austen, Jane Sense and Sensibility Print
Azimov, Isaac I. Robot Print
Baker, Russell Growing Up
Baldwin, James Go Tell It on the Mountain Print
Baldwin, James The Amen Corner
Banks, Russell Affliction
Beals, Melba Patillo Warriors Don’t Cry
Bear, Greg Darwin’s Radio
Beckett, Samuel Waiting for Godot Print
Benford, Gregory Foundation’s Fear
Benson, Ann Plague Tales
Bradbury, Ray Dandelion Wine
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451 Print
Bradbury, Ray The Illustrated Man
Bradbury, Ray The Martian Chronicles
Bragg, Rick All Over but the Shoutin’
Brontë, Charlotte Jane Eyre Print
Brontë, Charlotte Villette
Brontë, Emily Wuthering Heights Print
Buchanan, John Thirty-nine Steps eBook
Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth
Bulosan, Carlos America is in the Heart
Burgess, Melvyn Junk
Burns, Olive Ann Cold Sassy Tree
Calvino, Italo Invisible Cities
Camus, Albert The Fall Print
Camus, Albert The Plague
Camus, Albert The Stranger Print
Cao, Lan The Monkey Bridge
Card, Orson Scott Ender’s Game Print
Carson, Rachel Silent Spring Print
Case, John The First Horseman
Case, John The Genesis Code
Cather, Willa Death Comes for the Archbishop
Cather, Willa My Antonia
Cervantes, Miguel Don Quixote eBook
Chambers, Aidan Postcards from Noman’s Land
Chandler, Raymond The Long Goodbye
Chedid, Andree From Sleep Unbound
Chekhov, Anton The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov, Anton Three Sisters
Chekhov, Anton Uncle Vanya
Choi, Sook Nyul Year of Impossible Goodbyes
Chopin, Kate The Awakening Print
Christie, Agatha Murder on the Orient Express
Cisneros, Sandra The House on Mango Street Print
Clark, Arthur C. 2001, A Space Odyssey Print
Classic The Epic of Gilgamesh Print
Clavell, James Shogun
Close, William Ebola
Coelho, Paulo The Alchemist
Collins, Wilkie The Moonstone Print eBook
Collins, Wilkie The Woman in White eBook
Conrad, Joseph Heart of Darkness Print eBook
Conrad, Joseph Lord Jim
Conrad, Joseph Typhoon
Conroy, Pat The Prince of Tides
Conroy, Pat The Water is Wide
Cook, Robin Chromosome 6
Cook, Robin Toxin
Cooper, James Fennimore The Last of the Mohicans eBook
Cormier, Robert After the First Death
Cormier, Robert I Am the Cheese
Crane, Stephen Maggie: Girl of the Streets
Crane, Stephen The Red Badge of Courage
Critchton, Michael Jurassic Park
Crutcher, Chris Crazy Horse Electric Game
Crutcher, Chris Running Loose
Cunningham, Michael The Hours Print
Curtis, Christopher Paul The Watsons Go To Birmingham
Dangarembga, Tsitsi Nervous Conditions
Dante The Inferno Print
Darnton, John Neanderthal
Darnton, John The Experiment
Darwin, Charles Origin of Species Print
Davies, Robertson Fifth Business
Dawkins, Richard The Blind Watchmaker
Dawkins, Richard The Selfish Gene
De Bernieres, Louis Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Defoe, Daniel Moll Flanders Print
Defoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe Print
Desai, Anita The Village by the Sea
Dickens, Charles A Tale of Two Cities eBook
Dickens, Charles Bleak House eBook
Dickens, Charles David Copperfield eBook
Dickens, Charles Great Expectations Print eBook
Dickens, Charles Hard Times Print eBook
Dickens, Charles Oliver Twist Print eBook
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee The Mistress of Spices
Dorian Microbial Ancestors
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Crime and Punishment Print  eBook
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Notes From the Underground Print
Douglass, Frederick The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Doxiadis, Apostolos Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture
Doyle, Roddy Paddy Clarke Ha! Ha! Ha!
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan Sherlock Holmes Stories
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan The Hound of the Baskervilles Print eBook
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan The Lost World eBook
Dreiser, Theodore An American Tragedy
Dreiser, Theodore Sister Carrie
Du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca
Dumas, Alexandre The Count of Monte Cristo
Dumas, Alexandre The Three Musketeers
Duncan, Lois Don’t Look Behind You
Duncan, Lois Who Killed My Daughter
Edgerton, Clyde Raney
Edgerton, Clyde Walking Across Egypt
Eliot, George Middlemarch
Eliot, George Silas Marner  eBook
Eliot, George The Mill on the Floss
Ellison, Ralph The Invisible Man  eBook
Emerson, Ralph Waldo The Portable Emerson Print
Erdrich, Louise Love Medicine
Euripides Medea
Evans, Nicholas The Horse Whisperer
Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying Print
Faulkner, William Light in August
Faulkner, William The Sound and the Fury Print
Fielding, Henry Joseph Andrews
Fielding, Henry Tom Jones
Fitzgerald, F. Scott Tender is the Night
Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby Print
Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary eBook
Forster, E. M. A Passage to India
Forster, E. M. Maurice
Fowels, John The Magus
Franklin, Benjamin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin eBook
Frazier, Charles Cold Mountain
Friedman, Thomas The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
Fugard, Athol Master Harold and the Boys
Gaardner, Jostein Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy Print
Gaines, Ernest A Lesson Before Dying
Gaines, Ernest In My Father’s House
Gaines, Ernest J. A Gathering of Old Men
Gaines, Ernest J. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Garcia-Marquez, Gabriel Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Garcia-Marquez, Gabriel Love in the Time of Cholera
Garcia-Marquez, Gabriel One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gardner, John Grendel
Gibbons, Kaye Ellen Foster
Gibson, William The Miracle Worker
Golding, William Lord of the Flies Print
Goldman, William The Princess Bride Print
Goodall, Jane Through a Window: My 30 Years With Chimpanzees
Gordon, Sheila Waiting for the Rain
Gould, Jay Stephan Wonderful life
Greene, Bette Summer of My German Soldier
Greene, Graham The Power and the Glory Print
Griffin, John Howard Black Like Me Print
Grisham, John A Painted House
Grisham, John The Chamber
Gunther, John Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir
Guterson, David Snow Falling on Cedars
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Print
Haley, Alex Roots
Haley, Alex/Malcom X The Autobiography of Malcom X Print
Hansberry, Lorraine A Raisin in the Sun
Hardy, Thomas Jude the Obscure
Hardy, Thomas Tess of the D’Ubervilles
Hardy, Thomas The Mayor of Casterbridge
Hawthorne, Nathaniel The House of the Seven Gables
Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter Print
Hegi, Ursula Stones From the River
Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land
Heller, Joseph Catch-22 Print
Hellman, Lillian Julia
Hellman, Lillian Pentimento
Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms
Hemingway, Ernest The Old Man and the Sea
Hemingway, Ernest The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Hemingway, Ernest The Sun Also Rises Print
Herbert, Frank Dune Print
Hernon, Peter 8.4
Hesse, Hermann Demian
Hesse, Hermann Steppenwolf Print
Hesse, Karen Out of the Dust
Hickam, Homer Rocket Boys
Highsmith, Patricia Strangers on the Train
Hinton, S. E. Tex
Hinton, S. E. That Was Then; This Is Now
Homer The Iliad Print
Homer The Odyssey Print
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki Farewell to Manzanar
Hugo, Victor Les Miserables Print
Hugo, Victor The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hulme, Keri The Bone People
Hurston, Zora Neale Dust Tracks on a Road
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God Print
Huxley, Aldous Brave New World Print
Ibsen, Henrik A Doll’s House
Ibsen, Henrik Ghosts
Ibsen, Henrik Hedda Gabler
Irving, John A Prayer for Owen Meany
Irving, John The Cider House Rules
Irving, John The World According to Garp
Ishiguro, Kazua The Remains of the Day
Jackson, Jesse A Time to Speak
Jackson, Shirley The Lottery
James, Henry Portrait of a Lady
James, Henry The American
James, Henry The Turn of the Screw eBook
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer Heat and Dust
Joyce, James Daisy Miller
Joyce, James Dubliners eBook
Joyce, James Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man Print
Kafka, Franz The Hunger Artist
Kafka, Franz The Metamorphosis Print
Kafka, Franz The Trial Print
Kennedy, John F. Profiles in Courage
Kennedy, William Ironweed
Kerouac, Jack On the Road Print
Kesey, Ken One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Print
Keyes, Daniel Flowers for Algernon
Kidd, Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees Print
Kincaid, Jamaica Annie John
King, Martin Luther Stride Toward Freedom
Kingsolver, Barbara Animal Dreams
Kingsolver, Barbara Prodigal Summer
Kingsolver, Barbara Small Wonder
Kingsolver, Barbara The Bean Trees
Kingsolver, Barbara The Poisonwood Bible
Kipling, Rudyard Kim Print  eBook
Klein, Gerda Weissmann All But My Life
Knopf, Margaret L. The Stone Angel
Knowles, John A Separate Peace
Koestler, Arthur Darkness at Noon
Krakauer, Jon Into Thin Air
Krull, Kathleen Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest
Woman
Kyle, Stephen Beyond Recall
L’amour, Louis Walking Drum
Lawrence and Lee Inherit the Wind
Lawrence, D. H. Sons and Lovers eBook
Laye, Camara Dark Child
Le Carre, John The Constant Gardner
Le Guin, Ursula K. Lathe of Heaven Print
Le Guin, Ursula K. The Earthsea Trilogy
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird Print
Lewis, Sinclair Babbit
Lewis, Sinclair Main Street
Lightman, Alan P. Einstein’s Dream
London, Jack The Call of the Wild Print eBook
London, Jack White Fang Print eBook
Lowry, Lois The Giver Print
Luther, Martin Ninety-Five Theses
Lynch, Patrick Carriers
Lynch, Patrick Omega
Machiavelli, Niccolo The Prince eBook
Maclean, Norman A River Runs Through It
Maddox, Brenda Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA
Malamud, Bernard The Assistant
Mandela, Nelson A Long Walk to Freedom
Mann, Thomas A Death in Venice Print
Margulis, Lynn / Sagan, Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Evolution from Our
Markandaya, Kamale Nectar in a Sieve
Marr, John S. The Eleventh Plague
Marsden, John So Much to Tell You
Massie, Robert Nicholas and Alexandra Print
Mathabane, Mark Kaffir Boy
Maugham, Somerset Of Human Bondage Print  eBook
McBride, James Color of Water
McCammon, Robert R. Boy’s Life
McCarthy, Cormac All the Pretty Horses
McCourt, Frank Angela’s Ashes
McCourt, Frank Tis
McCullers, Carson Member of the Wedding
McCullers, Carson The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Melville, Herman Billy Budd
Melville, Herman Moby Dick Print  eBook
Miller, Arthur Death of a Salesman Print
Miller, Arthur The Crucible
Mitchell, Margaret Gone With the Wind
Moliere, Jean Baptiste Poquelin Tartuffe
Molsely, Walter The Devil in a Blue Dress Print
Momaday, N. Scott House Made of Dawn
Moody, Anne Coming of Age in Mississippi
Moon, William Least Heat Blue Highways
Morris, Willie My Dog Skip
Morrison, Toni Beloved Print
Morrison, Toni Song of Solomon
Morrison, Toni Sula
Morrison, Toni The Bluest Eye
Moyers, Bill The Power of Myth
Neufeld, John Lisa, Bright and Dark: A Novel
O’Brien, Tim The Things They Carried
O’Conner, Flannery A Good Man is Hard to Find Print
O’Conner, Flannery Everything that Rises Must Converge
Ondaajte, Michael The English Patient
O’Neill, Eugene Long Day’s Journey Into Night
O’Neill, Eugene Mourning Becomes Electra
Orwell, George 1984 Print
Orwell, George Down and Out in Paris and London Print
Pasternak, Boris Doctor, Zhivago
Paton, Alan Cry, the Beloved Country Print
Paulsen, Gary Soldier’s Heart
Peck, Robert Newton A Day No Pigs Would Die
Pele My Life and the Beautiful Game
Pirsig, Robert Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Plotkin, Mark Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice
Poe, Edgar Allen The Fall of the House of Usher
Potok, Chaim The Chosen
Preston, Richard The Hot Zone
Proulx, Annie The Shipping News
Pullman, Philip His Dark Materials Trilogy Print
Quinn, Daniel Ishmael
Quinn, Daniel My Ishmael
Rand, Ayn Anthem
Rand, Ayn The Fountainhead
Raskin, Ellen The Westing Game
Reichs, Kathy Deja Dead
Remarque, Erich All Quiet on the Western Front
Renault, Mary The Mask of Apollo
Rhys, Jean Wide Saragasso Sea
Ridley, Matt Genome
Ridley, Matt The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
Rodriguez, Richard Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez
Roosevelt, Eleanor My Day
Rose, Reginald Twelve Angry Men Print
Rostand, Edmond Cyrano de Bergerac
Roth, Henry Call it Sleep
Roy, Arundhati The God of Small Things Print
Saki The Complete Short Stories Print
Salinger, J. D. Franny and Zooey Print
Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye Print
Sanders, Dori Clover
Sartre, Jean-Paul No Exit Print
Schlink, Bernhard The Reader Print
Scott, Walter Ivanhoe Print
Shaw, George Bernard Pygmalion
Shelley, Mary Frankenstein eBook
Shute, Nevil On the Beach
Sijie, Dai Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Print
Silko, Leslie Marmon Ceremony
Sinclair, Upton The Jungle Print eBook
Smith, Betty A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich Print
Sophocles Antigone
Sophocles Oedipus Rex
Steinbeck, John East of Eden Print
Steinbeck, John Of Mice and Men Print
Steinbeck, John The Grapes of Wrath Print
Steinbeck, John The Moon is Down
Steinbeck, John The Pearl
Steinbeck, John Tortilla Flat
Stevenson, Robert Louis Kidnapped
Stoker, Bram Dracula Print eBook
Stoll, Clifford Cuckoo’s Egg
Stowe, Harriet Beecher Uncle Tom’s Cabin Print
Styron, William Sophie’s Choice
Styron, William The Confessions of Nat Turner
Styron, William Tidewater Morning
Swift, Jonathan Gulliver’s Travels Print
Tan, Amy The Joy Luck Club
Taylor, Mildred Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Terkel, Studs Hard Times  eBook
Thackery, William Makepeace Vanity Fair
Thoreau, Henry David Walden Print eBook
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit Print
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Print
Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina
Tolstoy, Leo War and Peace Print
Trollope, Anthony The Warden eBook
Tuchman, Barbara W. The Guns of August
Turgenev, Ivan Fathers and Sons
Twain, Mark A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court eBook
Twain, Mark Puddin’ Head Wilson eBook
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Print eBook
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer eBook
Updike, John Gertrude and Claudius
Updike, John Rabbit Run
Updike, John The Centaur
Uris, Leon Exodus
Uris, Leon Mila Eighteen
Voigt, Cynthia Izzy, Willy-Nilly
Voltaire Candide Print eBook
Vonnegut, Kurt Bluebeard
Vonnegut, Kurt Breakfast of Champions Print
Vonnegut, Kurt Cat’s Cradle
Vonnegut, Kurt Galapagos
Vonnegut, Kurt Sirens of the Titan
Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughterhouse Five Print
Walker, Alice The Color Purple Print
Walker, Alice You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down
Warren, Robert Penn All the King’s Men
Wasserman, Wendy The Heidi Chronicles
Watson, James D. The Double Helix Print
Waugh, Evelyn Brideshead Revisited
Waugh, Evelyn Scoop
Waugh, Evelyn The Loved One
Wells, H. G. Invisible Man
Wells, H. G. The Time Machine Print eBook
Welty, Eudora The Ponder Heart
Wharton, Edith Ethan Frome
Wharton, Edith The Age of Innocence
Wharton, Edith The House of Mirth  Print
White, E. B. Essays of E. B. White
White, Ruth Memories of Summer
White, Ryan Ryan White: My Own Story
Wilde, Oscar The Picture of Dorian Gray Print eBook
Wilder, Thornton Our Town
Wilder, Thornton The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Williams, Tennesee A Streetcar Named Desire
Williams, Tennessee The Glass Menagerie Print
Willis, Connie The Doomsday Book
Wilson, August Fences
Wilson, Charles Extinct
Wolfe, Tobias Old School
Woolf, Virginia Mrs. Dalloway Print
Woolf, Virginia To the Lighthouse
Wolfe, Thomas Look Homeward, Angel
Wright, Richard Black Boy
Wright, Richard Native Son
Yolen, Jane Briar Rose
Zamyatin, Yevgeny We Print