Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Required Summer Reading: High School

It's that time of year: high schools have posted their summer reading lists--a mix of classic and contemporary titles.

Thomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor appears on list after list. It's become a mainstay in AP Literature classes. There's a terrific discussion about summer reading on the English Companion--and Foster's book is mentioned many times.

If you'd like a peek at what other schools have required, here's a sampling:

What's on your school's reading list?


  1. This was my favorite time of the year when working at a bookstore! I'd research ahead of time to make sure we had all the books it stock. The best was the year "Hoot" was big - I loved hearing parents ask for it!

  2. Our district has given kids a LOT of choices where summer reading is concerned. If you are interested in seeing what Richardson ISD (Richardson, TX-- near Dallas) kids are "required" to read, feel free to take a look at: //