Summer Reading 2013

This summer you will be required to read at least two novels from the reading list below for the grade you will be entering at HSC ALSJ. Once you return to school in September you will be required to take Accelerated Reader quizzes on your novels.  Your English teacher will record your quiz grades and they will be counted as a portion of your first marking period grade. If you decide to read and quiz on more than two novels, you will receive extra credit points toward the first marking period.

Foundation and Core Titles

Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume

Ashes of Roses by Mary Jane Auch

Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman by Ernest Gaines

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

Brian’s Song by William Blinn

Buried Onions by Gary Soto

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Coffee Will Make You Black by April Sinclair

The Contender by Robert Lipsyte

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Harry Potter (any) by J.K. Rowling

Holes by Louis Sachar

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

A Night to Remember by Walter Lord

Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen

The Pigman and Me by Paul Zindel

The Pigman by Paul Zindel

Raymond’s Run by Toni Bambera

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Rocket Boys/October Sky by Homer Hickam

Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton

The Runner by Cynthia Voight

Shane by Jack Schaefer

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton

Woodsong by Gary Paulsen

Black Boy by Richard Wright

Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

Cider House Rules by John Irving

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

A Farwell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

The Poisonwood Bible by Barabara Kingsolver

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare


Focus/Bridge Titles

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Autobiography of Malcom X by Haley/Malcolm

Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Boy in Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos

Emma  by Jane Austen

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

Jude, the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane

Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquival

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez/Rabassa

A Passage to India  by E.M. Forster

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

The Sound and the Fury by William Falkner

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Yo! by Julia Alvarez