Summer Reading

All students will be tested on the assigned summer reading within the first two full weeks of class in September.  The test will be worth 10% of a student's first quarter English grade and will based strictly on the book itself.  Do not rely on review notes (i.e. Cliff Notes, Spark Notes) or film versions of the books.  The books will be available for purchase at the Freshman Registration in February.

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Current Summer Reading List


Animal Farm by George Orwell
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank


Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Of Mice and Men (the novel) by John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby (Honors Only) by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (20 chapter edition)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Twelfth Night (Honors Only) by William Shakespeare


Oedipus the King by Sophocles (translated by Robert Fagles)
Antigone by Sophocles (translated by Robert Fagles)
Medea by Euripedes (translated by Rex Warner)
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Oedipus Cycle (Honors Only) by Sophocles (translated by Robert Fagles)
Oresteia Trilogy (Honors Only) by Aeschylus (translated by Robert Fagles)