Summer Reading List

bookHonors and AP English and Composition students have a required reading list to complete during the summer.  Each student needs to ensure they have completed their assigned book(s) before the return to school for the 2016-2017 school year.  The assigned books are listed below.


Charlestown High School

Summer Reading


English 9 Honors:

  1.    Animal Farm by:  George Orwell

English 10 Honors:

  1.    Into the Wild by:  Jon Krakauer

English 11 Honors:

  1.   Our Town by:  Thornton Wilder
  2.   Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho by Jon Katz

AP Language and Composition:

  1.  How to Read Literature Like A Professor by Thomas Foster
  2.  Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. *Students will choose one of the following books as their third book: The Color Purple by Alice Walker, First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung,  Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen, Lucky by Alice Sebold, Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs, A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father by Augusten Burroughs, Slave: My True Story by Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis, The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan, Into Thin Air  by Jon Krakauer, Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez, They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky by Benjamin Ajak et al.

English 12 Honors:

  1. Who Moved My Cheese by:  Spencer Johnson
  2.  **Choose One:     The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini  OR

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini                       

AP Literature:

  1.   How to Read Literature Like A Professor by Thomas Foster
  2.   Selection of Poems (see letter)
  3.   **Choose One:

             Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

             Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

            Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Books will be available for checkout at the CHS Media Center the last week of the school year, May 31 – June 2.  

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