Summer Reading

Get a jumpstart on the school year by completing summer reading before classes resume. Detailed information on quizzes, assignments, special instructions, etc. is sent to students and parents throughout the summer. Check your email.


Students registered for College Prep and accelerated English should select one of the following books:

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings


Students registered for College Prep and Honors English must read:

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (College Prep and Honors English)

Students registered for Honors English must read:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton (Honors Only)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (College Prep English and College Readiness Classes)
(ISBN-10: 159308112X)
(ISBN-13: 978-1593081126)
(ISBN format changed in 2007, making this all a bit more complicated. Both numbers above will access the same edition.)

Students registered for Advanced Placement English must read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and one additional book from the list below.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Junior AP summer reading assignment

Please note that all juniors must open and read the “Summer Reading 2016” and “How to Annotate Your Texts” documents in order to get all the details of the assignment. It is much more than just reading the book.

AP summer reading assignment

How to Annotate Your Texts

Huck Finn Disclaimer

Summer Reading 2016


  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (College Prep English)
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson by Marilynne Robinson (Advanced Placement English)
  • Home by Marilynne Robinson (Advanced Placement English)