•   2018 Summer Reading

     SHS Summer Reading Program

    Book Recommendations


    AP and Honors courses have additional course requirements - link to be posted soon!

                                                                   2017 Suggested Summer Reading Titles Grades 9-12 
    Prior to the first day of school, all students entering grades 9 through 12 are to select and read one book from the list provided.  Please note that Honors and AP students have different summer reading requirements.  (These titles are suggestions only. A student may read a book that is not on the suggested list providing they complete a written agreement with a parent/guardian signature that details the title and author of the book. Students may also wish to choose from
    ​last year’s suggested titles.) 
    American Born Chinese by ​Gene Luen Yang
    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
    Be a Changemaker by Laurie Ann Thompson
    Believe by Eric LeGrand
    Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer Cinderella
    Chains: The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 1 by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Drowned City by Don Brown
    The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
    The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
    Lab Girl by Hope Jahren  
    Legend by Marie Lu 
    Salt to the Sea by Ruth Sepetys 
    ​Untamed  by Will Harlan Carol Ruckdeschel
    I Love To Read
    Honors and AP Selections
    Honors Grade 9 
    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
    Choice Book - Choose from suggested book list or choose your own (parent permission needed for personal choice)
    Honors Grade 10
    The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
    Collection of Short Stories and Poetry (selections will be provided to students) 
    Honors Grade 11
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 
    Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

    AP English 
    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
    The Awakening by Kate Chopin
    Long Day's Journal Into the Night by Eugene O'Neill 
    A selection of 5 poems (poems will be provided to students)   
                                                                  2016 Suggested Summer Reading Titles  

    The Book Thief  by Marcus Zusak

    How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster

    Life is So Good by George Dawson

    The Man Without a Face by Isabelle Holland and Asabelle Holland

    The Maze Runner by James Dashner

    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey 

    Outliers:  The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell  

    Passing My Summer Reading Test With Flying Colors!

    Updated  6/15/18 – J. Ambs