High School Summer Reading Lists

Many titles are available to WPL cardholders as downloadable ebooks and audiobooks

2017

Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Visit WWSHS' English Website for assignments and instructions

Freshman I-Level
Choose one of the following:
When No One is Watching, by Joseph Hayes (ISBN-13: 978-0615520858)
Boy 21, by Matthew Quick | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Freshman I-Level Letter 2017

Freshman A-Level
Read both:
Boy's Life, by Robert McCammon | Always available as a hoopla ebook
1984, by George Orwell | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Freshman A-Level Letter 2017

Sophomore A-Level and Junior AP classes coming soon

AP Literature and Composition (12th grade)
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig and other readings detailed in letter
Senior AP Letter 2017

St. Francis College Prep

All Freshmen
Read both:
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Romeo and Juliet - NO FEAR edition, by William Shakespeare

Honors Freshmen must also read
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury | Always available as a hoopla audiobook

All Sophomores
Read both:
Funny in Farsi, by Firoozeh Dumas
Does my Head Look Big in This?, by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Honors Sophomores must also read
In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

All Juniors
Read both:
A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, by Frederick Douglass | Always available as a hoopla ebook
The Color of Water, by James McBride

Honors Juniors must also read
A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway

All Seniors read both:
1984, by George Orwell
Beowulf, translated by Burton Raffel

AP Seniors must also read:
The Dead, by James Joyce - The final short story in Dubliners

2016

Wheaton North High School

WNHS Summer Reading 2016
Abraham Lincoln Award List
Faculty Recommended Reading

Advanced-Level English Required Summer Reading

Freshman A-Level
The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Freshman A-Level Letter 2016
Freshman A-Level Assignment

Sophomore A-Level
The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien
Sophomore A-Level Assignment

AP Language and Composition (11th grade)
Junior AP Assignment
"The Wordy Shipmates"
"Why Women Still Can't Have It All"
"While Women Progress, Men Still Fall Behind"

AP Literature and Composition (12th grade)
Read both:
Candide, by Voltaire | Always available as a hoopla ebook and audiobook
All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy
Suggested:
How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas C. Foster | Always available as a hoopla ebook and audiobook
Senior AP Assignment

Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Visit WWSHS' English Website for assignments and instructions

Freshman I-Level
Choose one of the following:
When No One is Watching, by Joseph Hayes (ISBN-13: 978-0615520858)
Boy 21, by Matthew Quick | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Freshman I-Level Letter 2016

Freshman A-Level
Read both:
Boy's Life, by Robert McCammon | Always available as a hoopla ebook
The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Freshman A-Level Letter 2016

Sophomore A-Level
Read:
The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway

Choose one or more:
In the Time of Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
The Power of One, by Bryce Courtenay
The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
Sophomore A-Level Letter 2016

AP Language and Composition (11th grade)
Read both:
Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
Junior AP Letter 2016

AP Literature and Composition (12th grade)
On the Beach, by Nevil Shute and other readings detailed in letter
Senior AP Letter 2016

St. Francis College Prep

All Freshmen
Read both:
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Romeo and Juliet - NO FEAR edition, by William Shakespeare

Honors Freshmen must also read
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury | Always available as a hoopla audiobook

All Sophomores
Read both:
Funny in Farsi, by Firoozeh Dumas
The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan

Honors Sophomores must also read
In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

All Juniors
Read both:
A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, by Frederick Douglass | Always available as a hoopla ebook
The Color of Water, by James McBride

Honors Juniors must also read
A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway

Non-AP Seniors read both:
1984, by George Orwell
Beowulf, translated by Burton Raffel

AP Seniors read both:
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce | Always available as a hoopla ebook
Beowulf, translated by Burton Raffel

Benet Academy

English Department Summer Book List

Senior
Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Dead Wake, by Erik Larson

Junior
The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey
The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough

Sophomore
Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

Freshman
Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury | Always available as a hoopla audiobook
Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Greene | Always available as a hoopla ebook