TitleAuthorLexileWord Count
The Scholarship JacketMarta Salinas770L1,968
The Hero of the StoryLemony Snicket980L5,943
Mother Nature’s Youngest DaughterKeah Brown820L4,362
What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything?Avi580L3,315
Amicae AeternumEllen Klages780L3,010
Miss AwfulArthur Cavanaugh760L4,879
Moving OnJeanette Ingold930L3,511
The Shining Red AppleMorley Callaghan830L1,488
The Day-Off ChairDeborah Ellis770L1,432
The Stolen PartyLiliana Heker670L2,035
The Omnivore’s Dilemma (excerpt)Michael Pollan880L2,711
SWISH: A Basketball StoryJoseph Bruchac940L2,050
\’in-glish\Christina Tang-Bernas620L636
Tarantula HeavenSy Montgomery1000L3,841
All-BallMary Pope Osborne750L2,099
Little Things Are BigJesús Colón1120L808
Repulsive Dinners: A MemoirLaurie Colwin910L1,520
The Storm (excerpt)Mark Pfetzer and Jack Galvin910L3,210
Eating PoetryMark StrandNA*112
At work with my fatherEve L. EwingNA*425
The Friday Everything ChangedAnne Hart1260L3,310
The Monsters Are Due on Maple StreetRod Serling680L6,918
I Go AlongRichard Peck690L1,812
The NecklaceGuy de Maupassant890L2,846
How to Transform an Everyday, Ordinary Hoop Court into a Place of Higher Learning and You at the PodiumMatt de la Peña790L4,612
The LieKurt Vonnegut Jr.780L4,469
Twenty-Seven DaysJenny Kaczorowski560L3,544
Two KindsAmy Tan820L4,593
The Red RoomH. G. Wells1100L3,634
How Auto-Tune Saved My LifeBrendan Halpin750L7,459
The Secret Life of BeesCarl Zimmer1030L2,356
I Am Malala (excerpt)Malala Yousafzai820L1,916
The Matthew Effect (excerpt)Malcolm Gladwell1050L3,593
Texts from StrangersMegan Stielstra860L976
How Rats Became an Inescapable Part of City LivingEmma Marris1130L2,770
Names/NombresJulia Alvarez990L1,417
Quiet Power (excerpt)Susan Cain1010L2,318
Friends of the Hide (excerpt)Timothy Egan1240L1,952
My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at SearsMohja KahfNA*493
Boy at the WindowRichard WilburNA*124
The Other Side of the ReservoirMH Rowe760L1,611
Eraser TattooJason Reynolds690L2,598
The Doll’s HouseKatherine Mansfield750L2,781
Klaus Vogel and the Bad LadsDavid Almond550L3,577
The PoseAnwar Khan830L1,488
A Hundred Hundred DaisiesNancy Kress620L4,202
Blues Ain’t No Mockin BirdToni Cade Bambara850L2,634
Batrachophiles and BatrachophobesMiguel de Unamuno990L1,790
YouDebbie Urbanski720L2,603
The VeteranStephen Crane890L1,841
Dining with the Snakes (excerpt)Jared Diamond1230L2,275
The Test (excerpt)Ned Vizzini690L1,524
Cause of Death: SelfieKathryn Miles1210L3,515
Why We Forget Most of the Books We ReadJulie Beck1090L1,503
Where Did You Get That Name? (excerpt)Baratunde Thurston830L1,122
Why Mathematics Is a LanguageAnne Marie Helmenstine1010L832
Starvation Under the Orange TreesJohn Steinbeck1090L1,682
Everything Will Be OkayJames Howe570L1,857
Oh, oh, you will be sorry for that word!Edna St. Vincent MillayNA*130
Catalog ArmyNaomi Shihab NyeNA*196

*Lexile measures are not applied to poetry.

TitleAuthorLexileWord Count
Great Books Roundtable Level 1870L46,003
Afternoon in LinenShirley Jackson740L1,448
A Likely PlacePaula Fox630L8,841
As the Night the DayAbioseh Nicol880L4,644
GastonWilliam Saroyan770L1,907
RattlesnakesJohn Muir1350L1,390
Raymond’s RunToni Cade Bambara1280L3,712
The MountainCharles Mungoshi860L2,743
The Mysteries of the CabalaIsaac Bashevis Singer770L3,022
The Old Man of the SeaMaeve Brennan900L2,813
The Parsley GardenWilliam Saroyan1140L2,570
The VeldtRay Bradbury600L4,593
The Witch Who Came for the WeekendWilliam Trevor950L2,847
Through the TunnelDoris Lessing870L3,961
Throwing SnowballsAnnie Dillard880L1,513
Great Books Roundtable Level 2870L45,374
Colter’s WaySebastian Junger1070L2,444
Day of the ButterflyAlice Munro960L3,748
El Diablo de la CienegaGeoffrey Becker760L5,025
Harrison BergeronKurt Vonnegut Jr.830L2,186
I Just Kept On SmilingSimon Burt550L3,055
Mercedes KaneElizabeth McCracken590L4,401
Props for FaithUrsula Hegi990L3,603
Sandra StreetMichael Anthony900L2,909
The Box House and the SnowCristina Henriquez780L4,445
The Cat and the Coffee DrinkersMax Steele1140L5,038
The First DayEdward P. Jones1060L1,902
The White CircleJohn Bell Clayton850L2,872
The White UmbrellaGish Jen560L2,825
WolfLoren Eiseley850L929
Great Books Roundtable Level 3890L51,092
ApproximationsMona Simpson650L4,175
A Visit of CharityEudora Welty820L2,297
FellowshipFranz Kafka840L310
GryphonCharles Baxter800L6,511
How It Feels to Be Colored MeZora Neale Hurston950L1,600
I Have a DreamMartin Luther King Jr.1120L1,654
Star FoodEthan Canin960L6,860
SuckerCarson McCullers870L4,259
SuperstitionsMary La Chapelle820L6,059
The BetAnton Chekhov1040L2,833
The DestructorsGraham Greene760L5,511
The Possibility of EvilShirley Jackson1090L4,029
The Secret LionAlberto Álvaro Ríos1000L2,502
The Summer of the Beautiful White HorseWilliam Saroyan720L2,489