SUMMER READING

2020 SUMMER READING LIST

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, St. Ed's Bookstore will be physically closed for the summer. Summer reading books will not be available for purchase at the St. Edward Bookstore. Please use Amazon, other Internet sites, libraries, and retail bookstores.

Contact Molly Dantio at mdantio@sehs.net for more information. 

Summer reading books may also be available in the SEHS OverDrive collection and in print at the SEHS Library.

Visit the library website for details. 

FRESHMEN (GRADE 9) 

  • 010 & 011 Honors English 1 and English 1

    • A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah (2007) 

  • 713 - Jesus in Scripture

    • The Servant, by James C. Hunter (1998)

Click here for the Freshmen Summer Reading Journal Assignments.

 

SOPHOMORES (GRADE 10) 

  • 020 & 021 Honors English 2 and English 2

    • The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon (2003) 

    • American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang (2006)

 

Click here for the Sophomore Summer Reading Assignments.

JUNIORS (GRADE 11)  

  • IB113 IB Literature Year 1

    • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (1818) 

    • Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro (2005)

  • 031 AP Language & Composition 

    • ​​Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer (1996) 

    • Calypso, by David Sedaris (2018)

  • 035 English 3​​

    • The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger (1951) 

    • The Things They Carried , by Tim O'Brien (1990) 

    • These two texts will be assessed in your English class, and these assessments will constitute a significant portion of your Quarter 1 grade.

 

Additional summer reading for students taking AP US History

  • 130 AP United States History

    • America at 1750, by Richard Hoffstadter (1971)

    • If students are not able to get America at 1750 on their own, copies will be available at school later in June. Students should check their SEHS email throughout June for additional information from Br. Dennis about the book pick up.

Click here for the IB Literature 1 Summer Reading Journal Assignments.

Click here for the AP Language & Composition Summer Reading Journal Assignments.

Click here for the AP United States History Assignments. 

 


 

SENIORS (GRADE 12) 

  • IB114 IB Literature 2 

    • How to Read Literature Like a Professor, revised edition by Thomas C. Foster (2014) 

    • Student's choice from list of significant literature in English from the last five years, as determined by the Booker Prize, the National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize in Literature

  • 040 AP Literature & Composition 

    • How to Read Literature Like a Professor, revised edition by Thomas C. Foster (2014)

    • One of the following works: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2003), The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (2005), or The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2006).

  • ENGL161 College Composition 

    • On Writing, by Stephen King (any edition)

    • One of the following works by Stephen King: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999), Book One of The Dark Tower (1982), “The Body” from Different Seasons (1982), or Elevation (2018)

  • 045 English 4 

    • Grendel, by John Gardner (1971) 

    • Student's choice from list 

Click here for the IB Literature 2 Summer Reading Assignments.

Click here for the AP Literature & Composition Summer Reading Assignments.

Click here for the English College Composition Summer Reading Assignments.

Click here for the English 045 Summer Reading Assignments.

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