Summer Reading for Mahopac High School

English 9 R
Select ONE title from the list below:
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

English 9 H
Required: The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Select ONE additional title from the list below:
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

English 10 R
Select ONE title from the list below:
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

English 10 H
Required: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
Select ONE additional title from the list below:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

English 11 R
Select ONE title from the list below:
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

English 11 H
Required:
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

AND Select ONE additional title from the list below:
Every Day – David Levithan
Orphan Train– Christina Baker Kline
The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd
The Perks of Being a Wallflower– Stephen Chbosky
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
Between the World and Me -Ta-Nehisi Coates
Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
The Awakening – Kate Chopin
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
Go Tell it on the Mountain – James Baldwin
The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin

AP LanguageStudents are encouraged to keep a reading journal of responses for each of these titles. It should include information regarding the characters, setting, conflict, theme(s), literary devices, your responses/connections/reactions and questions you may have.

Required Titles:
The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute To His White Mother – James McBride
David and Goliath: Undergods, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants – Malcolm Gladwell
Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer

English 12 Literary Themes
Select two titles from the list below:
Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

WISE English 12
Students are required to read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and then any work of their choices from the list below:

Science/ Behavior:
A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives – Neil Degrasse Tyson
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil Degrasse Tyson
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void – Mary Roach
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality – Brian Greene
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory – Brian Greene
The Whole Shebang: A State of the Universe(s) Report – Timothy Ferris
Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking
The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
What the Dog Knows – Cat Warren
Future Crimes – Marc Goodman
Alan Turing: The Enigma – Andrew Hodges

Medicine:
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – R. Skloot
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers – Mary Roach

History/Humanities/Inspirational:
Unbroken– Laura Hillenbrand
Tuesdays with Morrie– Mitch Albom
A Walk in the Woods– Bill Bryson
The Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown
Every Day – David Levithan
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina – Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race– Margot Lee Shetterly
Moonwalking with Einstein-Joshua Foer
Into the Wild– Jon Krakauer
Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
Lion: A Long Way Home – Saroo Brierley

Entrepreneurial:
Shoe Dog – Phi Knight
Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss
The Power of Broke – Daymond John
Originals – Adam Grant
Hustle – Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler
Grit – Angela Duckworth
The Emperor of all Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee
Geek Girl Rising – Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens

College English
Required titles:
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

AP LIterature
Students are required to read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe AND must select a third title from the list below:

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Emma– Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice– Jane Austen
A Lesson Before Dying– Ernest Gaines
Siddhartha– Herman Hesse
Frankenstein– Mary Shelley
The Stranger– Albert Camus
As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
Metamorphosis– Franz Kafka
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

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