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It's never too early to start your Summer Reading...

posted May 17 2018 12:00 PM

To nurture a love for reading and broaden their literary repertoire, the English Department is requiring the Marquette, upper-level students to read a classic novel over the summer.  All students, except incoming freshman, will read ONE novel from the choices below for their upcoming grade.  If one of the books is something the student has already read, please have them choose the second option.

Upcoming Sophomores:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Night by Elie Wiesel

Upcoming Juniors:

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Upcoming Seniors for English IV:

Metamorphosis by Franz Katfa

1984 by George Orwell

During the first week of school, students will be given a writing prompt over whichever book they read this summer.  This is to assess their writing and allow the teacher to know what he or she needs to concentrate on during the semester.  There will not be a test over the book since it was not directly taught.  Please encourage your child to read a novel as it is to their benefit to start the new school year off well by demonstrating knowledge of the material and a good work ethic.

Novels/Plays to be Bought for the 2018-19 School Year


Lord of the Flies by William Golding (College Prep & Honors)

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (College Prep & Honors) 

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Honors)


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (College Prep & Honors)

The Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Honors) 


The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (College Prep & Honors)

Our Town by Thorton Wilder (College Prep & Honors)

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Honors) 


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (English IV)

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (English IV)

Beowulf Translated by Seamus Heaney (English IV)

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (AP Literature and Composition)

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (AP Literature and Composition) 

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (AP Literature and Composition)

Turn of the Screw by Henry James (AP Literature and Composition)


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