Summer Reading

This is for the the 2017-2018 school year.

English Honors Summer Reading

Students enrolled in these classes are expected to read the selected books prior to the first day of class. The requirement includes both fiction and non-fiction. Students will have work to complete over the summer relating to these selections as well. The Work is due on the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.


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English CP Summer Reading

Students not in Honors classes are encouraged to read at least one (preferably 2) of the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominees from the 2018-2019 list found here.

See the list here.


English 2 Honors

Fiction -

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ***

Non-Fiction - (Choose 1)

Elements of Style by Strunk and White

English 3 Honors

Fiction -

A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway ***

Non-Fiction -

Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Ernest Hemingway

English 4 Honors/Pre AP

Fiction - (Read Both)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Non-Fiction -

Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark

English 5 Honors Advanced Composition

Fiction -

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Non-Fiction -

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

English AP Literature


Fiction - (Read Both)

Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy ***

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston ***

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck ***

Non-Fiction -

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster

*** There are several copies of these selections that may be checked out prior to the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Please see Mr. Colagross for more details.