NEWS AND ANNOUCEMENTS

SUMMER READING LIST

Freshmen & Sophomores

Fiction:

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins- Required for freshmen
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kid
  • Dreaming in Cuban by Christina Garcia
  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
  • Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  • Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Brick Lane by Monica Ali

Nonfiction:

  • The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
  • Left for Dead by Beck Weathers
  • Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
  • Facing the Lion by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton with Herman Viola
  • Iqbal by Francesco D’Adamo & Ann Leonari
  • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
  • A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Juniors

Fiction:

  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • Bless the Beasts and Children by Glendon Swarthout
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  • Gilgamesh translated by Stephen Mitchell
  • Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Naslund
  • Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan

Nonfiction:

  • Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebeca Skloot
  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Seniors

Fiction:

  • The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Beowulf by Seamus Heaney
  • Grendel by John Gardner
  • The Death of King Arthur translated by James Cable

Nonfiction:

  • Life in a Medieval Village by Frances and Joseph Gies
  • The Great Fire of London by Neil Hanson

 

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