Summer Reading Books

This listing includes all of the books students need to read over the summer in preparation for some of the high school’s English and social studies classes in the fall of 2017.  Support the Academic Boosters by buying your books from us.  We will shop for your books and have them ready to be picked up before the end of the school year!


2017 Summer Reading Book Form

Note:  Books with an “*” will have an accompanying assignment to be completed during the summer.  The assignments will be posted on the school website in June.

2017 Book List

9th Grade College Prep English (Choose One)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
The Running Dream, Wendelin Van Draanen

* 9th Grade Honors English (Must read Both)
Mythology, Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, Edith Hamilton
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman

* 10th Grade College Prep English (Students must read both a fiction and non-fiction full-length book. Students are responsible for getting this book on their own).

* 10th Grade Honors English (Must read Both)
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
I Had Seen Castles, Cynthia Rylant

11th Grade College Prep English (Must read one from each category)
Classic Literature
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Delta Wedding, Eudora Welty
The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
New Classics
A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines
A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
Alas, Babylon, Pat Frank
All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
The Fortress of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson

* 11th Grade Honors English (Must read both)
I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai (unabridged version ONLY)
Start Something That Matters, Blake Mycoskie

* 11th Grade Advanced Placement English (Must read both)
Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn
My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor

12th Grade College Prep English (Choose one)
The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown
The Same Kind of Different As Me, R. Hall & D. Moore w/ L. Vincent

* 12th Grade Advanced Placement English (Must read all three)
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

**Advanced Placement World History, A History of the World in Six Glasses, Tom Standage