Wednesday, May 25, 2011

High School Summer Reading 2011

High schools have started to post their summer reading lists, and they are sending out notes like this one to parents in Texas.

This is the time of year when Thomas C. Foster’s
How to Read Literature Like a Professor—a favorite of AP English teachers—makes its annual run up the bestseller list. In addition to the usual classics (Our Town, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Black Boy, Brave New World, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Rebecca, Agatha Christie) many contemporary titles show up on these lists: The Bean Trees, The Alchemist, The Pact, and Pirate Latitudes. C. S. Lewis continues to be required at private religious schools. It’s wonderful to see The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind on so many of these lists.

Here are a few lists from around the country.

Let us know what you've assigned for summer reading.

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