NQHS Summer Reading

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All students should complete the reading assignment according to the level of English class for the next school year. A test will be administered in class within one week of the start of the new school year. Advanced sections may be required to complete additional assignments. All titles may be obtained in local libraries, book stores and online. Students are responsible for getting the proper books.

Grade Level
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Transitional English

 


9th Grade
English 9 Advanced
All students must read:
A Farewell to Arms
- Hemmingway, Ernest
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn- Smith, Betty  

English 9 Honors
Choose two of the following:
Murder on the Orient Express - Christie, Agatha
Touching Spirit Bear - Mikaelsen
Chinese Cinderella - Mah, Adeline Yen
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Smith, Betty

English 9 Standard
Choose one of the following:
The House on Mango Street - Cisneros, Sandra
Chinese Cinderella - Mah, Adeline Yen
The Young Man and the Sea - Philbrick, Rodman


10th Grade

English 10 Advanced
All students must read:
A Separate Peace - Knowles, John
The Book Thief - Zusak, Marcus

English 10 Honors
Choose two of the following:
Tuesdays With Morrie - Albom, Mitch
Monster - Myers, Walter Dean
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Stein, Garth
The Samurai's Garden - Tsukiyama, Gail

English 10 Standard
Choose one of the following:
Tuesdays With Morrie - Albom, Mitch
Nailed - Jones, Patrick
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Stein, Garth


11th Grade
AP English 11
All students must read:
Nickel and Dimed - Ehrenreich, Barbara
The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck 

English 11 Honors
Choose two of the following:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Haddon, Mark
The Bean Trees - Kingsolver, Barbara
The Blind Side - Lewis, Michael
The Time Traveler's Wife
- Niffenegger, Audrey

English 11 Standard
Choose one of the following:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Haddon, Mark
The Bean Trees
- Kingsolver, Barbara
The Blind Side - Lewis, Michael


12th Grade

AP English 12
All students must read both:
The Fountainhead
- Rand, Ayn
Crime and Punishment
- Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

English 12 Honors
Choose two of the following:
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Albom, Mitch
All Souls - MacDonald, Michael Patrick
The Lovely Bones - Sebold, Alice
The Joy Luck Club - Tan, Amy

English 12 Standard
Choose one of the following:
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Albom, Mitch
All Souls - MacDonald, Michael Patrick
Mortal Stakes
- Parker, Robert


Transitional English
Transitional English

Choose one of the following:
The Prophet of Yonwood - DuPrau
The Contender - Lipsyte



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