Reading List

2024-2025 English Class Novels and Summer Reading

** Summer and class novels must be physical books. All summer readings will be included in Q1 composition exercises.

Grade 6 Novels

Q1: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ISBN 978-0064401883

Q2: Space Case by Stuart Gibbs ISBN 978-1442494879

Q3: The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden ISBN 978-0374390402

Q4: Ghost by Jason Reynolds ISBN 978-1481450164

Grade 6 Summer Required Reading

Brave by Svetlana Chmakova ISBN 978-0316363181    

Grade 7 Novels

Q1: Crazy Lady! by Jane Leslie Conly ISBN 978-0064405713

Q2:  Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe ISBN 978-1853260452
Q3:  Black Beauty by Anna Sewell ISBN 978-1840227871

Q4: Foster by Claire Keegan ISBN 978-0802160140

Grade 7 Summer Required Reading

Schooled by Gordon Korman ISBN 978-1423105169

Grade 8 Novels

Q1: Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare ISBN 978-1586638467

Q2: The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman ISBN 978-0142405772

Q3: The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton ISBN 978-0142407332

Q4: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter ISBN 978-1484785058

Grade 8 Summer Required Reading

The Giver by Lois Lowry ISBN 978-0544336261                                                                           

Grade 9 Novels (same as Honors)

Q1: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson ISBN 978-1954839373

Q2: Night by Elie Wiesel ISBN 978-0374500016

Q3: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James ISBN 978-1661672850

Q4: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson ISBN 978-0312674397


Grade 9 Summer Required Reading

Julius Caesar (No Fear Shakespeare) ISBN 978-1586638474

Grade 10 Novels (same as Honors)

Q1: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl ISBN 978-0316231657

Q2: Othello (No Fear Shakespeare) ISBN 978-1586638528 and Romeo & Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) ISBN 978 1586638450

Q3: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys ISBN 978-0393352566

Q4: The Great Gatsby by Scott F. Fitzgerald ISBN 979-8351145013 and Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck ISBN 978-0140177398

Grade 10 Summer Required Reading

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl ISBN 978-0316231657

Grade 11 – Advanced Placement and Composition

All books, novels and reading are made available to students via PDF

Grade 11 Required Summer Reading

Thank You for Arguing- (Mr. Beland will send this out to students via email as a PDF)


Grade 12 Novels (All Grade 12 novels will be supplied via pdf)


  1. Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
  2. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck


  1. Oedipus Rex (The Theban Plays, #1) – Sophocles 
  2. The Taming of the Shrew – Shakespeare


  1. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards 
  2. Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson 


  1. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
  2. The Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides

Grade 12 Required Summer Reading

  1. The Road – Cormac McCarthy (Ms. Beland will send these out to students via email as a PDF)
  2. The Bonesetter’s Daughter- Amy Tan

All books, novels and reading are made available to students via PDF