2018 Summer Reading

English

Directions:

  1. Choose ONE book from the following list for your grade level.
  2. What is the message, main idea, or author’s purpose of your chosen work? What did you learn as a result of reading your book?
  3. Bookmark or use Post- it notes to note at least THREE impactful or important sections and make annotations in the text so you can easily refer to these passages while working on your project when you return to school in August.
Note: The requirement is that you choose and read ONLY ONE book, but feel free to read other books that intrigue you! There is no written assignment required for this reading. You will complete a project at the start of school in August.

*Works denoted as a challenge read have been an option for writing on the English Advanced Placement exams.

Freshman

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Sophomore

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Junior

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Senior

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Science

Environmental Science AP

Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/227265.Ishmael...

Social Studies

World History AP

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1842.Guns_Germ...

United States History AP

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76401.Bury_My_...

comparative Government and Politics AP

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (2007 Edition) by Fareed Zakaria
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2447.The_Futur...

Human Geography AP

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/74638.Globaliz...

Theology

Junior Dual Enrollment

Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments by Pope Francis
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25305139-meeti...

Senior Honors and Dual Enrollment

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11138.Mere_Chr...

World Languages

Each of the world language courses has an assignment corresponding with the summer reading that must be completed at the start of school in August.

Latin AP

The Aeneid * by Virgil
* Students must have a hard copy of the book for note taking; Robert Fitzgerald Translation Published by Vintage Classics
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12914.The_Aene...

Latin Assignment

French Language and Culture AP

Le Comte de Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
https://www.teachersdiscovery.com/product/2648/french

French Assignment

Italian Language and Culture AP

Non Soltanto Un Baule: Storie Di Emigranti Italiani by Concetta Perna; Edited by Franco Borrelli
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1674641.Non_So...

Italian Assignment