11 Honors English Summer Reading Assignment

Dear prospective honors students, for your summer reading you are required to read the following texts:

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

In a dystopian future where books are burned by
"firemen," one firemen begins to question this
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The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger

A young man leaves his prep school and wanders
through New York City.
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In addition, you must read one novel from the following list:

Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
A Light in August by William Faulkner
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Crime and Punishment by Fedoyr Dostoevsky
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee
Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A River Run Through It by Norman Maclean
The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
Atonement by Ian McEwan
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipul
Middle Passage by V.S. Naipul
Bone: A Novel by Fae M. Ng
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien
Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
Coming Through Slaughter by Michael
The Street by Ann Petry
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
Push by Saphire
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
Pocho by Jose Antonio Villareal
Sent for You Yesterday by John Edgar Wideman
Old School by Tobias Wolfe
Reservation Blues by Alexie Sherman
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Cry the Beloved Country by Paton
Sula by Toni Morrison
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Obasan by Kogawa
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Native Son by Richard Wright
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
Song of Soloman by Toni Morrison
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Plague by Albert Camus
Monkey Bridge by Lan Cao
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Ragtime by E.O. Doctorow
Tracks by Louise Erdrich
The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines
Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Typical American by Gish Jen
Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by J.W. Johnson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
A Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee

All of the materials are frequently used books on the Advanced Placement Exam. Some of the material in some of the readings might not be accepted in all households and families. Please make sure you research your choice to ensure that you or your family does not find the reading inappropriate or offensive

During the first week of your 11th grade English Honors English class, you will complete assessments on Fahrenheit 451 and The Catcher in the Rye, and you will create a project based on the novel you selected. You do not need to create a reading journal as you read the texts, but you may find it helpful. Sources like Sparknotes will not help you with the assessments or projects.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at: klentz@oxford.k12.pa.us. I will try respond to your email within three days. I am looking forward to our year together.

Mr. Lentz

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”

~ Mark Twain