We all know and understand how important reading is for the development of our vocabulary, reading and analytical skills, if not many more.
However, little do we realize that recreational reading can be very effectively turned into an SAT vocabulary-boosting tool just by squeezing some time out of our joy reading times for a few of these books, which actually aren’t so bad if we start taking interest in them and seeing their promise:
Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez
The Stranger by Albert Camus
These books, as most of them are classics, not only set you up on a vast knowledge base of SAT-relevant essay examples but also enhance your comprehension skills exponentially as they typically make use of archaic language. All of these books incorporate cultural themes and can be applied onto a wide a spectrum of agendas through their powerful, enlightening plots or through their astounding array of characters with distinct personalities.
For those avid readers who are looking to go the extra mile and venture beyond this definitive list, a small list of authors recommended for your SAT-oriented reading follows:
With even some of these reads under your belt, your SAT scores will most definitely soar sky high. For any queries related to any of these books or where to acquire them, feel free to contact our crew at SAT Varsity. We’re always happy to help!