10th-12th Grade Summer Reading
Since the focus is reading for pleasure, we’re encouraging you to choose any text – any type – by any author – on any topic – of interest to you. The goal is simply to immerse yourself in the experience. You aren’t limited to fiction – nonfiction or informational texts, graphic novels, etc. are all great options as well.
So the choice is up to you.
*(If you’re taking honors, specific titles are listed below)
For additional information, please contact Executive Director of Humanities Amanda Caldwell (315-622-7169 or ACaldwell@liverpool.k12.ny.us) or LHS Principal Michael Baroody (315-453-1500 or MBaroody@liverpool.k12.ny.us).
If you want some suggestions, the first stop should be the LHS Library Web page
Go to the “Books & Libraries” tab – there you’ll find links to several helpful resources and lists – including book recommendation sites, e-books, audiobooks and more.
The Liverpool Public Library Web site also has a great selection of text suggestions.
Other lists that might provide ideas:
English 10 Honors
All students will read J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and be prepared to discuss the book upon returning to school in the fall.
English 11 Honors
All students will read John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and be prepared to discuss the dream each respective character embraces.
All students also will read any other book of their choice.
Advanced Placement 11
11 AP students will read the following book and note at least 20 selections that stand out as particularly well written and/or effective:
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
AP students should pay close attention to word choice, sentence structure, organization, and tone used in this collection. Our primary approach will include an analysis of the resources of language and creation of rhetoric.
Please arrive to class with a list of your 20 quotes.
Advanced Placement 12
12AP students will read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and identify two passages from the novel.
The first passage should reflect elements of gothic literature
The second passage should reflect the quality of the sublime.
Outside independent research will be necessary if you are not familiar with these terms. Be prepared to discuss your selections during the first week of class.
There is no specific summer reading title for SUPA English 12, OCC or 12 Honors. The choice is yours.
We know access to physical books might be limited due to COVID-19 related closures. Here are some online resources to help:
Also, check out these resources:
* Please do your best to choose a comparable text if you can’t find one listed on the previous pages.