Reading List

2023-2024 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: My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George ISBN 978-0142401118

Q2: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo ISBN 978-0763680909

Q3: Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’Dell ISBN 978-0547328614

Q4: The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies ISBN 978-0547237657

Grade 6 Summer Required Summer Reading 

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder ISBN 978-1416990512

Grade 7 Novels

Q1: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry ISBN 978-0547577098

Q2: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card ISBN 978-1250773029

Q3: Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds ISBN 978-1481438292

Q4: Pax by Sara Pennypacker ISBN 978-0062377029

Grade 7 Summer – Required Summer Reading 

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ISBN 978-0451528018

Grade 8 Novels

Q1: Romeo & Juliet (ISBN 978 1586638450) and Much Ado About Nothing (ISBN 978-1411401013)

Q2: The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti ISBN 978-0439680141

Q3: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer ISBN 978-0152061548

Q4: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young ISBN 978-1455567614

Grade 8 Summer- Required Summer Reading 

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen ISBN 978-1416936473 and The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton ISBN 978-0142407332

Grade 9 Novels (same as Honors)

Q1: Julius Caesar (ISBN 978-1586638474)

Q2: Crossed by Ally Condie ISBN 978-0142421710

Q3: 1984 by George Orwell ISBN 978-0451524935

Q4: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl ISBN 978-0316231657

Grade 9 Summer Required Reading

Matched by Ally Condie ISBN 978-0142419779

Grade 9 Honors Summer Required Reading (read both books)

Matched by Ally Condie ISBN 978-014241977

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros ISBN 978-0679734772

Grade 10 Novels (same as Honors)

Q1: The Book of Negroes (Book 4) by Lawrence Hill ISBN 978-0393351392

Q2: King Lear (ISBN 9781586638535), Hamlet (ISBN 978-1586638443), Macbeth (ISBN 978-1586638467), and Othello (ISBN 978-1586638528)

Q3: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak ISBN 978-0375842207

Q4: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte ISBN 978-0141441146

 Grade 10 Summer Required Reading

The Book of Negroes (Books 1, 2, and 3) by Lawrence Hill ISBN 978-0393351392

 Grade 10 Honors Summer Required Reading (read both books)

Night by Elie Wiesel ISBN 978-0374500016

and The Book of Negroes (Books 1, 2, and 3) by Lawrence Hill ISBN 978-0393351392


Grade 11 – Advanced Placement and Composition

Summer Reading

Thank You for Arguing – This book can be downloaded here.

All other readings and materials for the course will be made available in PDF.

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

Q1 – UK

  1. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde (British)
  2. The Ideal Husband – Oscar Wilde
  3. Macbeth – William Shakespeare (British)

Q2 – Global

  1. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague – Geraldine Brooks
  2. A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen (Norwegian)
  3. The Things We Cannot Say – Kelly Rimmer

Q3 – Canada

  1. Obasan – Joy Kogawa
  2. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (CDN)
  3. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

Q4 – USA

  1. The Speed of Dark – Elizabeth Moon
  2. The Crucible – Arthur Miller
  3. Feed – M.T. Anderson (USA)