High School Summer Reading

2019–2020 School Year

Select any two books in your category to read.

You may purchase summer reading books through Amazon.

Please click the title of the book to be taken to Amazon.com where you may order your books in digital or printed copies.

Freshmen Summer Reading Titles:


The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

Buck, Pearl. The Good Earth. New York, NY:
Simon and Schuster, 2005.
ISBN 1416500189

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. New York, NY:
Random House Publishing Group, 1994.
ISBN 0-553-21342-3

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Frank, Anne. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. New York, NY:
Random House Publishing Group, 1993.
ISBN 0553296981

Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther

Gunther, John. Death Be Not Proud. New York, NY:
Harper Collins Publishing, 2007.
ISBN 0061230979

Pigman by Paul Zindel

Zindel, Paul. Pigman. New York, NY:
Harper Collins Publishing, 2005.
ISBN 0060757353


Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier

Martin and Bobby – Claire Rudolph Murphy

The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

Ordinary People – Judith Guest

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Maus – Art Spiegelman


Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

The Storyteller’s Secret – Sejal Badani

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Jean-Dominique Bauby and Jeremy Leggatt

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion – Father Gregory Boyle

The Cradle Will Fall – Mary Higgins Clark

The Border Legion – Zane Grey

Beneath a Scarlet Sky – Mark T. Sullivan

Educated – Tara Westover