Summer Reading For High School

Summer Reading For High School

AP/Honors Class


For 9th Grade


Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Ajeema and His Son by Richard Bradford

The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

Runs With Horses by Brian Burks

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

After First Death by Robert Cormier

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years by Sarah and Elizabeth Delany

Across The Grain by Jean Ferris

Join In: Multiethnic Short Stories by Donald Gallo (Editor)

The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton

October Sky by Homer Hickman

A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman

An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

Profiles in Courage by John F Kennedy

Truth North: A Novel of the Underground Railroad by Katheryn Lassky

The Call of The Wild and White Fang by Jack London

Eighteen Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (Ed. Vincent Price)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Like Sisters on The Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia


For 10th Grade


Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes

Inferno by Dante

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

The Man in the Iron Mask or The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

Bury My Bones But Keep My Words by Tony Fairman

Chronicle of Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

July’s People by Nadine Gordimer

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

The Mahabharata by Hindu

The Iliad by Homer

The Hunchback of Notre Dame or Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Phantom of the Opera by Leroux

Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery

The Misanthrope by my Mollier

Shizuko’s Daughter by Kyuko Mori

The Land I Lost by Huynh Quang Nhoung

Cry Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand

The Little Prince by Saint Exupery

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide by Ntozake Shange


For 11th Grade


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Awakening and Other Stories by Kate Chopin

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

A Farewell To Arms and The Old Man in the Sea by Hemingway

The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer

A Doll’s House by Ibsen

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Clover by Dori Sanders

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare

The Tempest by Shakespeare

East of Eden and Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck

Adventure of Huckleberry Finn and A Connecticut Yankee by Mark Twain

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Age of Innocence and Ethan Fromm by Edith Wharton

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Native Son by Richard Wright


For 12th Grade


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

To Sir With Love by EB Braithwaite

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Rebecca by Daphne De Maurier

Grendel by John Gardner

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Portrait of An Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Junglebook by Rudyard Kipling

Henry V by William Shakespeare

Othello by William Shakespeare

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

Kidnapped by Robert Lewis Stevenson

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

The Time Machine by HG Wells

About carilynn27

Reading and writing and writing about reading are my passion. I've been keeping a journal since I was 14. I also write fiction and poetry. I published my first collection of short stories, "Radiant Darkness" in 2000. I followed that up with my first collection of poetry in 2001 called "Journey without a Map." In 2008, I published "Persephone's Echo" another collection of poetry. Since then I've also published Emotional Espionage, The Way The Story Ended, My Perfect Drug and Out There. I have my BA in English from The Ohio State University at Mansfield and my MA in English Lit from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also have my Post BA Certificate in Women's Studies. I am the mother of two beautiful children. :-)
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1 Response to Summer Reading For High School

  1. Janalee Smith says:

    I’ve read a lot of these! Some in high school, some a long time ago!

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