Summer Reading List

The following list is recommended summer reading broken down by grade level.  Enjoy!!!!

LEVEL: 9TH

 

 

 

 

 

Author

Title

Challenging

Parental
Guidance

Science

Social Studies

Adams

Watership Down

 

 

 

 

Asimov

Fantastic Voyage

X

 

X

 

Blinn

Brian's Song

 

 

 

 

Borland

When the Legends Die

 

 

 

X

Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles

 

 

 

 

Buck

The Big Wave

 

 

X

 

Canfield

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

 

 

 

 

Carter/Strickland

The Education of Little Tree

 

 

 

X

Cormier

The Chocolate War

 

X

 

 

Covey, Sean

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

 

 

 

 

Crichton

Jurassic Park

 

 

X

 

Daly

Seventeenth Summer

 

 

 

 

Defoe

Robinson Crusoe

X

 

 

X

Dickens

A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

 

 

 

 

Doyle

Hound of the Baskervilles

 

 

 

 

Golding

Lord of the Flies

 

X

 

 

Hamilton

Mythology

 

 

 

 

Hinton

That Was Then, This is Now

 

 

 

 

Houston

Farewell to Manzanar

 

 

 

X

Keller

My Story

 

 

 

 

Keyes

Flowers for Algernon

 

 

 

 

Lipsyte

The Contender

 

X

 

 

London

Call of the Wild

 

 

 

 

Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables

 

 

 

 

Mowat

Never Cry Wolf

 

 

X

 

Myers

Monster

 

 

 

 

Orczy

The Scarlet Pimpernel

 

 

 

 

Poe

Tales of Terror: Ten Short Stories

 

 

 

 

Rawlings

The Yearling

 

 

 

 

Rawlings

Cross Creek

 

 

 

X

Sagan

Broca's Brain

 

 

X

 

Stevenson

Kidnapped

X

 

 

 

Twain

The Prince and the Pauper

 

 

 

X

Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days

 

 

 

X

Voight

A Solitary Blue

 

 

 

 

Wells

The Time Machine

 

 

X

 

Wolfe

The Right Stuff

 

 

X

 

Yeager

Chuck Yeager. An Autobiography

 

 

X

 

Yep

Dragonwings

 

 

 

 

Yep

Starfisher

 

 

 

 

Zindel

The Pigman

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVEL:10TH

 

 

 

 

 

Author

Title

Challenging

Parental
Guidance

Science

Social Studies

Achebe

Things Fall Apart

X

 

 

 

Adler

Aristotle for Everybody

 

 

 

X

Anaya

Bless Me, Ultima

 

 

 

 

Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

X

 

 

X

Buck

The Good Earth

 

 

 

 

Christie

And Then There Were None

 

 

 

 

Cisneros

The House on Mango Street

 

 

 

 

Cook

Outbreak

 

 

X

 

Crichton

Andromeda Strain

 

 

X

 

Du Maurier

Rebecca

X

 

 

 

Follet

Pillars of the Earth

X

 

 

 

Gibbons

Ellen Foster

 

X

 

 

Gilbreath/Carey

Cheaper by the Dozen (Play)

 

 

 

 

Hegi

Stones from the River

X

X

 

 

Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms

 

 

 

X

Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

X

 

 

 

Lawrence and Lee

Inherit the Wind

 

X

 

X

Quinn

Ishmael

 

 

 

 

Rand

Anthem

 

 

 

X

Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front

 

 

 

X

Simpson

The Lusitania

 

 

 

X

Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

 

 

 

 

Steinbeck

The Pearl

 

 

 

 

Stevenson

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

 

 

 

 

Stuart

The Crystal Cave

 

 

 

 

Thomas.

Lives of a Cell

 

 

X

 

Tolkien

*Lord of the Rings

 

 

 

 

Uris

Exodus

X

 

 

 

White

The Once and Future King

 

 

 

 

Wiesel

Night

X

 

 

 

 

* It is recommended you read "The Hobbit" first

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVEL:11TH

 

 

 

 

 

Author

Title

Challenging

Parental
Guidance

Science

Social Studies

Ambrose

Undaunted Courage

 

 

 

X

Baldwin

Go Tell It On The Mountain

 

X

 

 

Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes

 

 

 

 

Capote

In Cold Blood

 

X

 

 

Cather

My Antonia

 

 

 

X

Crane

The Red Badge of Courage

 

 

 

X

Craven

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

 

 

 

 

Edgerton

Walking Across Egypt

 

 

 

 

Frank

Alas, Babylon

 

X

 

 

Frazier

Cold Mountain

 

X

 

 

Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying

 

X

 

 

Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun

 

 

 

 

Hemingway

For Whom the Bell Tolls

 

 

 

X

Kingston

Woman Warrior

 

 

 

 

Lord

A Night to Remember

 

 

 

X

Mason

In Country

 

X

 

 

Mazer

Where the Broken Heart Still Beats

 

 

 

 

McCullers

Member of the Wedding

 

 

 

 

Michener

Centennial

X

 

 

X

Middlekauff

The Glorious Cause (The American Revolution 1763-1789)

 

 

 

X

Mitchell

Gone With the Wind

X

 

 

X

Myers

Fallen Angels

 

X

 

X

Neihardt

Black Elk Speaks

 

 

 

X

Preston

The Hot Zone

 

 

X

 

Sams

When the World was Young

 

 

 

X

Shaara, Jeff

The Last Full Measure

 

 

 

X

Shaara, Michael

Killer Angels

 

 

 

X

Shaara, Jeff

Gods & Generals

 

 

 

X

Sinclair

The Jungle

X

 

X

 

Steinbeck

Grapes of Wrath

X

 

 

X

Steinbeck

Cannery Row

 

 

 

 

Taylor

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

 

X

 

 

Theroux

The Mosquito Coast

 

 

X

 

Twain

Adventures of Tom Sawyer

 

 

 

 

Twain

Life on the Mississippi

 

 

 

X

Walker

Jubilee

 

X

 

X

Warren

All the King's Men

 

 

 

X

Wilder

Our Town

 

 

 

 

Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire

 

 

 

 

Wright

Rite of Passage

 

X

 

 

Wright

Black Boy

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVEL: 12TH

 

 

 

 

 

Author

Title

Challenging

Parental
Guidance

Science

Social Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

 

 

 

 

Austen

Pride & Prejudice

X

 

 

 

Austen

Emma

X

 

 

 

Braithwaite

To Sir, With Love

 

X

 

 

Bronte

Jane Eyre

X

 

 

 

Brokaw

The Greatest Generation

 

 

 

 

Brokaw

The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections

 

 

 

X

Clarke

2001, A Space Odyssey

 

 

X

 

Delaney, Sarah and Elizabeth

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years

 

 

 

 

Dickens

David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

Dickens

Oliver Twist

 

 

 

 

Erdich

Love Medicine

 

 

 

 

Fowler

Before Women Had Wings

 

X

 

 

Gibran

The Prophet

 

 

 

 

Goldsmith

She Stoops to Conquer (Play)

X

 

 

 

Halberstam

The Fifties

 

 

 

X

Hardy

The Return of the Native

X

X

 

 

Heller

Catch 22

 

 

 

 

Huxley

Brave New World

 

 

 

 

Ibsen

Hedda Gabler (Play)

X

 

 

 

Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany

 

X

 

 

Kata

A Patch of Blue

 

X

 

 

Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

X

 

 

 

Lester

Othello: A Novel

 

X

 

 

McBride

The Color of Water

 

X

 

 

McCall

Makes Me Wanna Holler

 

X

 

 

McCullers

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

 

 

 

 

McCullough

Truman

 

 

 

X

Naylor

Mama Day

 

X

 

 

Orwell

1984

 

 

 

X

Parks

The Learning Tree

 

X

 

 

Paton

Cry the Beloved Country

X

 

 

 

Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew (Play)

X

 

 

 

Shaw

Pygmalion (Play)

X

 

 

 

Solzhenitsyn

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

X

 

 

 

Stoppard

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

X

 

 

 

Tan

The Joy Luck Club

X

 

 

 

Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse Five

 

 

 

 

Walker

The Color Purple

X

X

 

 

Watson

The Double Helix

X

 

X

 

Weiner

The Beak of the Finch: The Story of Evolution in Our Time

 

 

 

 

Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest

 

X

 

 


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