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High School Summer Reading List

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

LEVEL: 9TH

Author

Title

Challenging

Parental
Guidance

Science

Social Studies

Adams

Watership Down

Asimov

Fantastic Voyage

X

X

Blinn

Brian's Song

Borland

When the Legends Die

X

Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles

Buck

The Big Wave

X

Canfield

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

Carter/Strickland

The Education of Little Tree

X

Cormier

The Chocolate War

X

Covey, Sean

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Crichton

Jurassic Park

X

Daly

Seventeenth Summer

Defoe

Robinson Crusoe

X

X

Dickens

A Christmas Carol

Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Doyle

Hound of the Baskervilles

Golding

Lord of the Flies

X

Hamilton

Mythology

Hinton

That Was Then, This is Now

Houston

Farewell to Manzanar

X

Keller

My Story

Keyes

Flowers for Algernon

Lipsyte

The Contender

X

London

Call of the Wild

Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables

Mowat

Never Cry Wolf

X

Myers

Monster

Orczy

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Poe

Tales of Terror: Ten Short Stories

Rawlings

The Yearling

Rawlings

Cross Creek

X

Sagan

Broca's Brain

X

Stevenson

Kidnapped

X

Twain

The Prince and the Pauper

X

Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days

X

Voight

A Solitary Blue

Wells

The Time Machine

X

Wolfe

The Right Stuff

X

Yeager

Chuck Yeager. An Autobiography

X

Yep

Dragonwings

Yep

Starfisher

Zindel

The Pigman

X

LEVEL:10TH

Author

Title

Challenging

Parental
Guidance

Science

Social Studies

Achebe

Things Fall Apart

X

Adler

Aristotle for Everybody

X

Anaya

Bless Me, Ultima

Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

X

X

Buck

The Good Earth

Christie

And Then There Were None

Cisneros

The House on Mango Street

Cook

Outbreak

X

Crichton

Andromeda Strain

X

Du Maurier

Rebecca

X

Follet

Pillars of the Earth

X

Gibbons

Ellen Foster

X

Gilbreath/Carey

Cheaper by the Dozen (Play)

Hegi

Stones from the River

X

X

Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms

X

Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

X

Lawrence and Lee

Inherit the Wind

X

X

Quinn

Ishmael

Rand

Anthem

X

Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front

X

Simpson

The Lusitania

X

Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Steinbeck

The Pearl

Stevenson

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Stuart

The Crystal Cave

Thomas.

Lives of a Cell

X

Tolkien

*Lord of the Rings

Uris

Exodus

X

White

The Once and Future King

Wiesel

Night

X

* It is recommended you read "The Hobbit" first

LEVEL:11TH

Author

Title

Challenging

Parental
Guidance

Science

Social Studies

Ambrose

Undaunted Courage

X

Baldwin

Go Tell It On The Mountain

X

Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Capote

In Cold Blood

X

Cather

My Antonia

X

Crane

The Red Badge of Courage

X

Craven

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

Edgerton

Walking Across Egypt

Frank

Alas, Babylon

X

Frazier

Cold Mountain

X

Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying

X

Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun

Hemingway

For Whom the Bell Tolls

X

Kingston

Woman Warrior

Lord

A Night to Remember

X

Mason

In Country

X

Mazer

Where the Broken Heart Still Beats

McCullers

Member of the Wedding

Michener

Centennial

X

X

Middlekauff

The Glorious Cause (The American Revolution 1763-1789)

X

Mitchell

Gone With the Wind

X

X

Myers

Fallen Angels

X

X

Neihardt

Black Elk Speaks

X

Preston

The Hot Zone

X

Sams

When the World was Young

X

Shaara, Jeff

The Last Full Measure

X

Shaara, Michael

Killer Angels

X

Shaara, Jeff

Gods & Generals

X

Sinclair

The Jungle

X

X

Steinbeck

Grapes of Wrath

X

X

Steinbeck

Cannery Row

Taylor

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

X

Theroux

The Mosquito Coast

X

Twain

Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain

Life on the Mississippi

X

Walker

Jubilee

X

X

Warren

All the King's Men

X

Wilder

Our Town

Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire

Wright

Rite of Passage

X

Wright

Black Boy

X

X

LEVEL: 12TH

Author

Title

Challenging

Parental
Guidance

Science

Social Studies

Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

Austen

Pride & Prejudice

X

Austen

Emma

X

Braithwaite

To Sir, With Love

X

Bronte

Jane Eyre

X

Brokaw

The Greatest Generation

Brokaw

The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections

X

Clarke

2001, A Space Odyssey

X

Delaney, Sarah and Elizabeth

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years

Dickens

David Copperfield

Dickens

Oliver Twist

Erdich

Love Medicine

Fowler

Before Women Had Wings

X

Gibran

The Prophet

Goldsmith

She Stoops to Conquer (Play)

X

Halberstam

The Fifties

X

Hardy

The Return of the Native

X

X

Heller

Catch 22

Huxley

Brave New World

Ibsen

Hedda Gabler (Play)

X

Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany

X

Kata

A Patch of Blue

X

Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

X

Lester

Othello: A Novel

X

McBride

The Color of Water

X

McCall

Makes Me Wanna Holler

X

McCullers

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

McCullough

Truman

X

Naylor

Mama Day

X

Orwell

1984

X

Parks

The Learning Tree

X

Paton

Cry the Beloved Country

X

Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew (Play)

X

Shaw

Pygmalion (Play)

X

Solzhenitsyn

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

X

Stoppard

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

X

Tan

The Joy Luck Club

X

Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse Five

Walker

The Color Purple

X

X

Watson

The Double Helix

X

X

Weiner

The Beak of the Finch: The Story of Evolution in Our Time

Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest

X