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Pre-AP English II


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Summer Reading

Research studies have shown that students lose at least one month’s worth of instruction during summer break. This means that you won’t really be a 10th grader until one month into next semester! The best way to counter this loss is to read for fun during the summer.




Book List:

Make sure that you read the original version and not a graphic novel or adaptation!

*Starred books are available on myON!



Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

*A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

*The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde


Classic Fiction

*A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

*The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

*Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

*Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

*Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

*The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

*The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

*Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

The Stranger by Albert Camus

*The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

*The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

*The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

*Dracula by Bram Stoker


Modern Fiction

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan  

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon  

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Dune by Frank Herbert

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

*My Antonia by Willa Cather

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko



Nickel & Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich  

And Still We Rise by Miles Corwin  

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley  

Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Story of My Life by Helen Keller

The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott  

Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama