I just started a new teaching job here in Korea, and I need some help. Previously I was teaching language at regular public middle schools and elementary schools, so everything was pretty basic. Now I'm at an elite middle school with a high percentage of students who are moderately fluent in English. A fairly big theory now in ESL education is the promotion of "junk reading". Basically this is reading done below your current language level, both for fun and in high volume. My school approved funding for a list of about 200 books I wanted to order, all of which are award winners for young readers. I selected from Newbery medal and honor books, various state awards in America, the Governor General's Award in Canada, etc. This is fine. I have all the book titles I need in this area. Oh yeah, and I stayed away from Goosebumps, the Princess Diaries, and Harry Potter, since the first two are crap, and HP is sickeningly over popular and over suggested even in Korea. What I want to do is compile a list of more advanced books. This gets a bit tricky. Some of my students are incredibly bright, but I think they choose books over their heads because of pride. I don't know if reading the Odyssesy and Anna Karenina in their second language of English is going to promote a future love of reading, or promote an Icarus situation, where pride takes them too close to the sun and they plummet. I would like suggestions of middle and high school classics. Nothing too obscure, but rather the most stereotypical classics for this age group. Also, I want to keep the students returning to the library shelf again and again, so I want good books. I will love any help I can get. So will my students.