Summer Reading Lists

British Literature Reading List

You must read one of the following books on the list if you are in the regular section of British Literature or two if you are in the honors section. You must be prepared to give a summary of the book on the first day of class and answer a few questions about it. You may read a book not listed here by the same author if you wish. You must not have read the book(s) before.

1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
4. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
5. Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
7. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
8. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
9. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
10. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
11. Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
12. Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
13. Le Morte d’ Arthur by Thomas Malory
14. Paradise Lost by John Milton
15. 1984 by George Orwell
16. All plays by William Shakespeare except for Macbeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, or Midsummer Night’s Dream
17. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
18. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
19. War of the World by H.G. Wells
20. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf


9th and 10th Summer Reading List

You must read one of the following books on the list. You must be prepared to give a summary of the book on the first day of class and answer a few questions about it. You must not have read the book before.

1. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
2. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
        a. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
        b. Prince Caspian
        c. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
        d. The Silver Chair
        e. The Horse and His Boy
        f. The Magician’s Nephew
        g. The Last Battle
3. I Dared to Call Him Father by Richard H. Schneider and Bilquis Sheikh
4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
        a. The Fellowship of the Ring
        b. The Two Towers
        c. The Return of the King
5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
6. Joni by Joni Eareckson
7. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
8. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
9. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
10. Red Badge of Courage by Crane
11. Anne of Green Gable by L.M. Montgomery
12. Christy by Marshall
13. The Pearl by Steinbeck
14. Jacob Have I Loved by Paterson
15. White Fang by London
16. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
17. Animal Farm by George Orwell
18. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
19. 1984 by George Orwell
20. Anitgone by Sophocles
21. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
22. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
23. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
24. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
25. Inferno by Dante Alighieri
26. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
27. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


7th & 8th Summer Reading List

You must read one of the following books on the list. You must be prepared to give a summary of the book on the first day of class and answer a few questions about it. You must not have read the book before.

1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
        a. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
        b. Prince Caspian
        c. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
        d. The Silver Chair
        e. The Horse and His Boy
        f. The Magician’s Nephew
        g. The Last Battle
2. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
3. I Dared to Call Him Father by Richard H. Schneider and Bilquis Sheikh
4. Redwall by Brian Jacques
5. Mossflower by Brain Jacques
6. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
7. The Giver by Louis Lowrey
8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
9. Holes by Louis Sachar
10. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
12. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
13. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
14. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
15. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
16. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
17. Matilda by Roald Dahl
18. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
19. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
        a. The Fellowship of the Ring
        b. The Two Towers
        c. The Return of the King
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Daniel Thompson,
Jun 5, 2017, 11:44 AM
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Daniel Thompson,
Jun 5, 2017, 11:44 AM
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Daniel Thompson,
Jun 5, 2017, 11:44 AM