2017 Summer Reading Lists

  • 2017 Summer Reading for Northridge High School: The books marked with (*) are required summer reading. You will be assessed on this novel during the first week of school. The other books listed will be assigned reading during the school year. You might want to read them to get ahead.

    9th Grade Honors English
    *To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
    How to Read Like a Professor, Thomas Foster
    Lord of the Flies, William Golding

    10th Grade Honors English
    *The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
    The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne

    11th Grade Honors English
    *The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

    12th Grade Honors English
    *Beowulf, ed. By M.A. Roberts
    How to Read Like a Professor, Thomas Foster
    Dracula, Bram Stoker
    1984, George Orwell

    AP Language
    *The Road, Cormack McCarthy

    AP Literature
    *The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

    Regular Level English Students: Choose to read one book from the list.

    9th and 10th Grade Regular English
    We were Liars, E. Lockhart (M)
    The Truth about Alice, Jennifer Mathieu (R)
    How it Went Down, Kekla Magoon (R)
    Dumplin’, Julie Murphy (R)
    All the Bright Places, Jennifer Niven (Rom)
    Tommy, the Gun that Changed America, Karen Blumenthal
    (NF) The Boys in the Boat: the true story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win the Gold….,
    Daniel Brown (NF) Illuminae, Arnie Kaufman and J. Kristoff (SF)
    Emmy and Oliver, Robin Benway (Rom)
    The Rig, Joe Ducie (D)
    Untamed, Anita Silvey (NF)
    Need, Joelle Charbonneau (H & D)
    Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, Teresa Toten (R)
    Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (SF Thriller)
    Feed, M.T. Anderson (SF)
    The Miracle of St. Anthony, Adrian Wojnarowski (Mem) recommended by Coach Bob Brantley

    11th and 12th Grade Regular English
    Audacity, Melanie Crowder (HF)
    Dumplin’, Julie Murphy (R)
    The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and Churchill Club, Phillip Hoose. (NF)
    Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary, Gail Jarrow (NF)
    Magonia, Maria D. Headley (SF)
    Illuminae, Arnie Kaufman and J. Kristoff (SF)
    Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys (HF)
    Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg & the Secret, Steve Sheinkin
    Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard (F)
    Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli (R)
    Rook, Sharon Cameron (D)
    Endangered, Lamar Giles (M)
    P.S. I Still Love You, Jenny Han (Rom)
    The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls (Mem)
    Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (SF Thriller)