Below is our 2023 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.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Trisha Gilbertson.
Freshmen, English 1
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson (Academic, Honors 2, Honors 1 and Advanced)
Sophomores, English 2
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover (AP Language and Advanced)
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Academic, Honors 2 and Honors 1)
Juniors, English 3
Small Island by Andrea Levy (Advanced)
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (Honors 1)
Noughts + Crosses by Malorie Blackman (Honors 2)
Seniors, English 4
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (AP Literature)
The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green (Honors 2, Honors 1 and DC English)
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