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10th Grade: Ms. Albright- Honors
 
  • Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History by John Bergsma
 
11th Grade: Mrs. Alton- Honors
 
Pick one of the following books. As you read, make a list of what you think are the significant events, dates, and people that contributed to the author's or main character's faith journey. Also, type 10 quotes from the book that you found noteworthy. Include page number.
 
  • Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidently Found It by Jennifer Fulwiler, 2014

  • John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father by Peggy Noonan, 2006

  • Into the Deep by Abigail Rine Favale, 2018

  • Dying to Live: From Agnostic to Baptist to Catholic by Ian Murphy, 2020

  • A Song for Nagasaki: The Story of Takashi Nagai: Scientist, Convert, and Survivor of the Atomic Bomb by Fr. Paul Glynn, 2009

  • It Is Good To Be Here: A Disabled Woman's Reflections on the Sacred Wonder of Being Human by Christina Chase, 2019

  • Led by Faith by Immaculee Ilibagiza, 2008

  • Night’s Bright Darkness: A Modern Conversion Story by Sally Read, 2016

12th Grade: Mrs. Cotchen- Honors
 
 As you read through the objects in each section, take note of 3 or 4 that you find most interesting, keep a list or mark them in your book. 
  • The History of the Church in 100 Objects by Mike and Grace Aquilina
 

          2020  ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SUMMER READING LIST                                   

Honors English 1

Required: Watership Down by Richard Adams (Purchase, read, and bring to class.)

 

Choose One Book to read from the following list:

 

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriott

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - includes adult themes which may be disturbing

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black by Lorraine Hansberry

Trouble by Gary Schmidt

When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin

College Prep English 1

Required: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt (Purchase, read, and bring to class.)

 

Choose One Book to read from the following list:

 

When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin

Black Like Me by J. H. Griffin

Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Yearling by M. K. Rawlings

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

Trouble by Gary Schmidt

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

English 9 Communication Arts

Required:  Monster by Walter Dean Myers (Purchase, read, and bring to class.)

Honors American Literature (Sophomore)

 

Required:  My Antonia by Willa Cather.  (Purchase, read, and bring to class.)

 

Choose TWO books to read from the following list; only one may be a play.

 

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

The Scarlet Letter or The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (Includes adult themes which may be disturbing.)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

The Last of the Mohicans by J. F. Cooper (for the advanced reader)

The Color of Water by James McBride

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (You may never eat meat again!)

College Prep American Literature (Sophomore)

 

Required: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (Purchase, read, and bring to class.)

 

Choose One book to read from the following list:

 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Hiroshima by John Hersey

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Jim, the Boy by Tony Earley

The Final Four by Paul Volponi

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

English 10 Communication Arts

Required: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Purchase, read, and bring to class.)

Honors British Literature (Junior)

Required: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Purchase, read, and bring to class.)

 

Choose TWO books to read from the following list: only one may be a play.

 

1984 by George Orwell

A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

The Once and Future King by T. H. White

The Tragedy of Othello by William Shakespeare

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks

College Prep British Literature (Junior)

Required: And Then There Were  None by Agatha Christie (Purchase, read, and bring  to class.)

 

Choose One book to read from the following list:

 

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Grendel by John Gardner

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Dracula by Bram Stoker

1984 by George Orwell

Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah

English 11 Composition and Literature

 

Required: The Noticer by Andy Andrews (Purchase, read, and bring to class.)

A.P. English Literature and Composition (Senior)

Required: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

               The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (Purchase, read both, and bring to class.)

 

Choose TWO books to read from the following list; only one may be a play.

 

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Crime and Punishment by Theodore Dostoevsky

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

One Hundred Years of Solitude by G.G. Marquez

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Snow in August by Pete Hamill

Dual Credit HACC English (Senior)

Required: The Poisonwood Bible  by Barbara Kingsolver

                  The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (Purchase, read both, and bring to class.)

 

Choose ONE book to read from the following list:

 

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

In Cold Blood by Truman Capute

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seirstad

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

Honors Dramaturgy (Senior)

Required: Inherit the Wind  by Lawrence and Lee, 2007 edition

                  The Tempest by W. Shakespeare (Purchase, read both, and bring to class.)

College Prep World Literature ( Senior)

Required: The Book Thief  by Marcus Zusak (Purchase, read, and bring to class.)

English 12 Composition and Literature

Required: The Noticer  by Andy Andrews (Purchase, read, and bring to class.)

Honors Creative Writing Workshop

Required: On Writing by Stephen King

                 The Elements of Style by Strunk and White (Purchase both and bring to class.)