2018-2019 Summer Reading List

Freshman List

Freshman List
All incoming freshmen must read two books chosen from the following list.  The books may be two fiction books, two non-fiction books, or one of each.  The first week of school, students will be evaluated on each book, so they may want to take notes as they read. Students and parents may find more information about each book at www.barnesandnoble.com or www.amazon.com..

Fiction (Classics and Contemporary)

  1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  2. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  3. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  4. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  5. 20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
  6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  7. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  8. Once and Future King by Theodore White

Fiction (Young Adult)

  1. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
  2. The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan
  3. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
  4. The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld                          
  5. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  6. QB 1 by Mike Lupica
  7. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
  8. Ruined:  A Ghost Story by Paula Morris
  9. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  10. The Berlin Boxing Club by Rob Sharenow
  11. The Lost Songs by Caroline B. Cooney
  12. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  13. Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes

Non –Fiction

  1. Fourth Down & Inches: Concussions & Football’s Make-or-Break Moment by Carla McClafferty
  2. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
  3. Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  4. A Treasury of Miracles for Teens: True Stories of God’s Presence Today by Karen Kingsbury
  5. Charles and Emma by Deborah Heiligman
  6. Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas and Michelle Burford
  7. Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary by Sarah A. Reinhard

HONORS ENGLISH I STUDENTS:

Honors students must also read The Chosen by Chaim Potok

  

Sophomore List

Sophomore List
All incoming sophomores must read two books chosen from the following lists.  The books may be two fiction books, two non-fiction books, or one of each.  Students and parents may find more information about each book at www.barnesandnoble.com or www.amazon.com.

Fiction (Classics and Contemporary)

  1. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom  (Overdrive)
  2. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson  (Overdrive)
  3. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara   (Overdrive)
  4. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  5. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie   (Overdrive)
  6. The Lord of the Rings:  The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien   (Overdrive)
  7. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley   (Overdrive)
  8. Don Quxiote by Cervantes   (Overdrive)
  9. A Lesson before Dying by Ernest Gaines   (Overdrive)

Fiction (Young Adult)

  1. Maximum Ride by James Patterson  (Overdrive)
  2. Orleans by Sherri L. Smith    (Overdrive)
  3. Variant by Robison Wells      (Overdrive)
  4. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson   (Overdrive)
  5. Matched by Allyson B. Condie   (Overdrive)
  6. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson   (Overdrive)
  7. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley   (Overdrive)
  8. Backlash by Sarah Littman
  9. A Single Bead by Stephanie Engleman   (Overdrive)
  10. Riders by Veronica Rossi
  11. True Legend by Mike Lupica   (Overdrive)
  12. VIII by H.M. Castor   (Overdrive)
  13. Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick   (Overdrive)

Non-fiction

  1. Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself by Jennie Finch   (Overdrive)
  2. I Am Malala:  The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malafa Yousafzai   (Overdrive)
  3. Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose   (Overdrive)
  4. Steve Jobs: The Man who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal   (Overdrive)
  5.  Discovering Wes Moore by Wes Moore   (Overdrive)
  6. A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King for Students

HONORS ENGLISH II STUDENTS: Honors English II students must also read:  Anthem by Ayn Rand  (Overdrive)

Junior List

Junior List
All incoming juniors must read two books chosen from the following lists.  The books may be two fiction books, two non-fiction books, or one of each.  Students and parents may find more information about each book at www.barnesandnoble.com or www.amazon.com.

 Fiction (Classics and Contemporary) 

  1. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  3. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas   (Overdrive)
  4. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston   (Overdrive)
  5. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien   (Overdrive)
  6. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison  (Overdrive)
  7. For One More Day by Mitch Albom   (Overdrive)
  8. Battlefield Earth by Ron Hubbard

Fiction (Young Adult)

  1. The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin   (Overdrive)
  2. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes   (Overdrive)
  3. The Queen of Water by Laura Resau     (Overdrive)
  4. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith   (Overdrive)
  5. The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen    (Overdrive)
  6. Any of the Unwind series by Neal Shusterman (Unwind, UnWholly, UnSouled)
  7. Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano    (Overdrive)
  8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart     (Overdrive)
  9. Being Henry David by Cal Armistead    (Overdrive)
  10. Armada by Ernest Cline    (Overdrive)
  11. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard   (Overdrive)
  12. A Single Bead by Stephanie Engleman   (Overdrive)
  13. Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse    (Overdrive)

Non-fiction

  1. Quiet Power: Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids by Susan Cain and Gregory Mone  (Overdrive)
  2. Left for Dead: A Young Man’s Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis by Peter Nelson  (Overdrive)
  3. Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Power of Adversity by Drew Brees    (Overdrive)
  4. Chasing Space: An Astronauts Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances by Leland Melvin
  5. Iron Heart by Brian Boyle     (Overdrive)
  6. Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Lemmon  (Overdrive)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH III STUDENTS:  Students enrolled in AP English III must also read: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Senior List

Senior List
All incoming seniors must read two books chosen from the following lists.  The books may be two fiction books, two non-fiction books, or one of each.  Students and parents may find more information about each book at:  www.barnesandnoble.com or www.amazon.com.

Fiction (Classics and Contemporary)

  1. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini
  3. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving   (Overdrive)
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen   (Overdrive)
  5. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis  (Overdrive)
  6. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  7. Dune by Frank Herbert  (Overdrive)
  8. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy  (Overdrive)
  9. Evil under the Sun by Agatha Christie  (Overdrive)
  10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho   (Overdrive)
  11. The Year of the Intern by Robin Cook
  12. Fool Me Once by Harlen Coben

Fiction (Young Adult)

  1. Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
  2. The Beginning of Everything by Robin Schneider  (Overdrive)
  3. Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick (Overdrive)
  4. Hate List by Jennifer Brown  (Overdrive)
  5. Peak by Roland Smith
  6. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
  7. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson   (Overdrive)
  8. Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd   (Overdrive)
  9. To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han    (Overdrive)
  10. Wicked by Gregory McGuire
  11. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
  12. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Non Fiction

  1. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan  (Overdrive)
  2. No Easy Day by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer (Overdrive)
  3. Confessions of a Scholarship Winner by Kristina Ellis  (Overdrive)
  4. Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris (Overdrive)
  5. Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom    (Overdrive)
  6. Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life by Eric LeGrand and Mike Yorkey (Overdrive)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH IV STUDENTS:

Students enrolled in AP English IV must also read the following two books:

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini AND Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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2018-19 Summer Reading List