2019-2020 Summer Reading List

REQUIRED SUMMER READING (2019-2020) Freshman List

All incoming freshmen must read two books chosen from the following list, in any category combination. Students will be tested on both books during the first week of school. The English department recommends that students take notes as they read. Students and parents may find more information about each book at www.amazon.com or www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews.

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. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
8. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

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. The Shadow of the Bear by Regina Doman
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
14. Ink and Ashes by Valynne Maetani

Nonfiction
1. Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment by Carla K. 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. Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas and Michelle Burford
6. Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary by Sarah A. Reinhard
7. Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saints by Colleen Swaim

HONORS ENGLISH I STUDENTS:
Honors students must also read The Chosen by Chaim Potok

Sophomore List

REQUIRED SUMMER READING (2019-2020) 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 will be tested on both books during the first week of school. The English department recommends that students take notes as they read. Students and parents may find more information about each book at www.amazon.com or www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews.

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 (Overdrive)
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. Batman by Marie Lu (Overdrive)
8. Backlash by Sarah Littman
9. The Shadow of the Bear by Regina Doman
10. Riders by Veronica Rossi (Overdrive)
11. True Legend by Mike Lupica (Overdrive)
12. VIII by H. M. Castor (Overdrive)
13. Ink and Ashes by Valynne Maetani

Nonfiction
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 Malala Yousafzai (Overdrive)
3 Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose (Overdrive)
4. Make Your Bed by William McRaven (Overdrive)
5. Discovering Wes Moore by Wes Moore (Overdrive)
6. A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr. for Students by
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Overdrive)

HONORS ENGLISH II STUDENTS:
Honors English II students must also read:
1984 by George Orwell (Overdrive)

Junior List

REQUIRED SUMMER READING (2019-2020) 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 will be tested on both books during the first week of school. The English department recommends that students take notes as they read. Students and parents may find more information about each book at www.amazon.com or www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews.

 Fiction (Classics and Contemporary)
1. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (Overdrive)
3. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Overdrive)
4. Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard (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)

Fiction (Young Adult)
1. 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 E Smith (Overdrive)
5. The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen (Overdrive)
6. Any of the Unwind series by Neal Shusterman (Unwind, UnWholly, UnSouled) (Overdrive)
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. Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo (Overdrive)
14. Alex O’Donnell and the 40 Cyber Thieves by Regina Doman
15. The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Nonfiction
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 Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances by Leland Melvin
5. Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza (Overdrive)
6. The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell  (Overdrive)
7. Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (Overdrive)
8. The Other Side of Beauty by Leah Darrow (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

REQUIRED SUMMER READING (2019-2020) 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 will be tested on both books during the first week of school. The English department recommends that students take notes as they read. Students and parents may find more information about each book at www.amazon.com or www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews.

Fiction (Classics and Contemporary)
1. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini (Overdrive)
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. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (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

Fiction (Young Adult)
1. Shift by Jennifer Bradbury (Overdrive)
2. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider (Overdrive)
3. Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick (Overdrive)
4. Hate List by Jennifer Brown (Overdrive)
5. Peak by Roland Smith (Overdrive)
6. The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (Overdrive)
7. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (Overdrive)
8. Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd (Overdrive)
9. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (Overdrive)
10. Wicked by Gregory McGuire (Overdrive)
11. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
12. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Overdrive)
13. The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
14. Anything but Okay by Sarah Littman
15. Agnes’ Gift by Kritelle Angelli

Nonfiction
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)
7. The Other Side of Beauty by Leah Darrow (Overdrive)

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH IV STUDENTS:
In addition, 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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2019-2020 Summer Reading List