2017 Summer Reading
Below is our 2017 summer reading list. The books will be used in English classes beginning on the first full day of classes.
***For all the books listed below, electronic or paper copies of the book are acceptable. Any edition/version is acceptable. Pay close attention to the level listed on your daughter’s schedule to make sure you are purchasing the correct book.
Freshmen, English 1
Daddy Long-Legs by Jean Webster (Academic, Honors 1 and Honors 2)
iBook version not available
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Advanced)
Sophomores, English 2
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Academic, Honors 1, and Honors 2)
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (Advanced)
Juniors, English 3
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Honors 1 and Honors 2)
1984 by George Orwell (Advanced)
Seniors, English 4
Clay's Quilt by Silas House (Honors)
The Awakening by Kate Chopin (Advanced and AP)
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (AP)
*Note there are two books for AP English 4.
If you have any questions, please email Laurel Wyatt.
Goals for Summer Reading
There are numerous obvious benefits for students reading in the summer. A few specific English class related goals are the following:
- enables students to broaden their literary experiences
- develops cultural literacy and enhances cultural perspective
- provides students an opportunity to develop reading comprehension skills and vocabulary
- exposes students to valued literature likely to be seen on ACT, SAT and AP exams