This reading project for 11th grade or American Literature gives students choice and ownership of their reading.
They are allowed to pick from a list of selected books (with an added caveat that they can get your approval for a different book).
They will then create a MLA and APA citation for the book of choice. Finally, they have pages of project choices. Students have to think deeply about the characters and the story.
My students have loved this project. They get to read something "fun" that they pick and get to be creative.