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Mandatory Summer Selections/Enrichment Reading List

In an effort to inspire students to read for both enrichment and pleasure, the English Department
has approved the following summer reading selections. Alemany’s English teachers have
carefully chosen literary works that have both academic and recreational value. Students are
encouraged to read as many of these works as they wish but they must read the mandatory
selection for their course/grade level before the start of school in the fall. Mandatory
readings are indicated in bold type and by an asterisk.
9th Grade
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom * Required for Honors English 9
Farewell to Manzanar - Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston *Required for CP English 9
The Outsiders- Hinton
April Morning- Fast
Little Women - Alcott
Bless Me Ultima - Anaya
The Red Badge of Courage - Crane
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - Frank
The Princess Bride - Goldman
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Hugo
The Call of the Wild - London
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Taylor
Skeleton Man - Bennett
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Stevenson
10th Grade
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston *Required for both Honors and CP
A Separate Peace - Knowles
My Antonia - Cather
To Kill a Mockingbird - Lee
Parallel Journeys - Ayers
Girl With the Pearl Earring - Chevalier
We All Fall Down - Cormier
Beekeeper’s Apprentice - King
Watership Down - Adams
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Twain
Around the World in Eighty Days - Verne

11th Grade
Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte *Required for all 11th Grade Classes
Wuthering Heights - Bronte
Emma - Austen
Brave New World - Huxley
Grendel - Gardner
Animal Farm - Orwell
The Fellowship of the Ring - Tolkien
The Hobbit -Tolkien
Idylls of the King - Tennyson
David Copperfield - Dickens
The Chronicles of Narnia - Lewis
Murder on the Orient Express - Christie
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Doyle
Pride and Prejudice - Austen
Dracula - Stoker
The Importance of Being Earnest - Wilde
Sense and Sensibility - Austen
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderful - Carroll
Peter Pan - Barrie
12th Grade
The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton *Required for AP English Lit
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway *Required for College Composition
The Iliad - Homer
The Divine Comedy - Alighieri
The Decameron - Boccaccio
Madame Bovary - Flaubert
The Joy Luck Club - Tan
The House of Mirth - Wharton
The Tale of Genji - Shikibu
Pygmalion - Shaw
Caesar and Cleopatra - Shaw
Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Power and Glory - Greene