Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2019

For all

You should expect a reading test over your summer book on one of your first days back; this test will represent a significant grade.

If you need help getting a copy of the book for any financial reason, please have contact Mr. Steve Missey at fkovarik@sluh.org as soon as possible. For summer reading only, electronic books are fine as long as they are the same text.

Freshmen (Class of 2023)

  • American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang (ISBN 0312384483)
    (please note that this is a graphic novel: it tells the story in comic book style panels)

Sophomores (Class of 2022)

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, by Mark Haddon (ISBN 978-1400032716)

Juniors (Class of 2021)

  • Regular: How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas C. Foster
  • AP / Honors: Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier (ISBN 978-0802142849)

Seniors (Fall semester courses) (Class of 2020)

  • African-American Voices: Not Without Laughter, by Langston Hughes (ISBN 0486454487)
  • Alienated Hero: Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (ISBN 1537011235)
  • American Lit: Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer (ISBN 9780679428503)
  • Dante & the Modern World: Tales from Ovid, translated by Ted Hughes (ISBN 978-0374525873)
  • Fantasy and Realism in Literature: A Wind in the Door, by Madeleine L'Engle (ISBN 9780312368548)
  • Irish Literature: Over Nine Waves, by Marie Heaney (ISBN 9780571175185)
  • Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost, by William Shakespeare (ISBN 978-0-7434-8492-3)

Seniors: Once you learn which first semester English class you have been placed in, you should take immediate action to obtain a copy of the book assigned for your fall semester class. If you switch out of one course and into a new one, make sure that you do so far enough in advance that you leave yourself time to read the book for the new course.

Seniors, please also note: These books are selected to fit the content of a particular course, and your teachers intend to spend time discussing them during the first few days of the semester. You should be prepared to do more than just take a test and move on.

Any questions about English Summer Reading, please contact Frank Kovarik at fkovarik@sluh.org.

Buy Local & Independent

As you are shopping for your summer reading books, including our all-school read, please consider purchasing from a local independent bookseller: