SUMMER READING

2022 SUMMER READING LIST

Summer reading books will be available for purchase at the St. Edward Bookstore or through Amazon, other Internet sites, libraries, and retail bookstores. 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. 

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

FRESHMEN (GRADE 9) 

  • 011 English 1

    • Flowers in the Gutter, by K.R. Gaddy

  • 010 Honors English 1

    • The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger  

Click here for the Freshmen English 011 Summer Reading Assessment.

Click here for the Freshmen Honors English Reading Assessment.

 

SOPHOMORES (GRADE 10) 

  • 020 Honors English 2

    • The Ardent Swarm, by Yamen Manai (2017)

      • *You will need a copy of this text to start the year​

    • Choose ONE of the following:

      • Patron Saints of Nothing, by Randy Ribay (2019)

      • The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga (2008) 

      • We Are Not Free, by Traci Chee (2020) 

      • Squire, by Nadia Shammas, illustrated by Sara Alfageeh (2022)

  • 021 English 2

    • If On A Winter's Night A Traveler, by Italo Calvino (1982)

      • *You will need a copy of this text to start the year​

    • Choose ONE of the following:

      • Patron Saints of Nothing, by Randy Ribay (2019)

      • The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga (2008) 

      • We Are Not Free, by Traci Chee (2020) 

      • Squire, by Nadia Shammas, illustrated by Sara Alfageeh (2022)

 

Click here for the Sophomore English 2 & Honors English 2 Summer Reading Assessment.

JUNIORS (GRADE 11)

 

  • IB115/116 IB Language & Literature HL

    • Fences, by August Wilson 

    • A Children's Bible, by Lydia Millet

  • IB113 IB Literature Year 1

    • Sea of Tranquility, by Emily St. John Mandel 

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

    031 AP Language & Composition 

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

    • A Children's Bible, by Lydia Millet

    035 English 3​​

    • A Children's Bible, by Lydia Millet 

    • Choose ONE of the following:

      • The Harlem Shuffle, by Colson Whitehead 

      • Under the Whispering Door, by TJ Klune 

      • Bewilderment: A Novel, by Richard Powers

      • Sooley, by John Grisham

      • The Sentence, by Louise Erdrich 

Click here for the IB Language & Literature HL Summer Reading Assessment.

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

Click here for the AP Language & Composition Summer Reading Assessment.

Click here for the English 3 Summer Reading Assessment.


 

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 three years (see below), as determined by the Booker Prize, the National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize in Literature. Please email Mr. Allen at ajallen@sehs.net with the title you have selected by July 1, 2021. 

  • 040 AP Literature & Composition 

    • 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 three years (see below), as determined by the Booker Prize, the National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize in Literature. Please email Mr. Allen at ajallen@sehs.net with the title you have selected by July 1, 2021. 

  • 045 English 4 

    • Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir

    • Student's choice from list (see below)​

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 045 Summer Reading Assignments.