Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Don't Sweat Summer Reading!

We are pleased to present the 2008 Summer Reading Lists. Each student is required to select a book from the appropriate grade-level list below. If you are having trouble choosing a book, ask a parent, teacher, librarian or the English department chair for help. The Mepham High School Website has pamphlets and our next post will have podcasts with short summaries to help make your selection easier. The titles below are linked to Amazon.com for more information.

Incoming 9th Grade Summer Reading List:
In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais
The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
Driver's Ed by Caroline B. Cooney
Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
Things Change by Patrick Jones
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

Incoming 10th Grade Summer Reading List:
Feed by M.T. Anderson
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by Josh Grogan
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Incoming 11th Grade Summer Reading List:
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Black Girl / White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
The Dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer

How to Read Literature Like a Professor* by Thomas C. Foster
The Kite Runner* by Khaled Hosseini
*Only required for E3 AP English students at Mepham High School

Incoming 12th Grade Summer Reading List:
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Freakonomics*by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
*Only required for E4 AP English students at Mepham High School

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