North Penn School District Free Choice Summer Reading Guide

North Penn School District Free Choice Summer Reading Guide
1. Meet with your current English teacher or a librarian to decide on a few books from
which to choose to read. Students should choose an appropriate piece of literature,
either fiction or non-fiction, that they have not read before in class or for pleasure for the
student choice summer reading selection. The book should be selected based on
personal interest, parent recommendation, and reading ability.
2. Over the summer, choose one book from your list to read. If you are dissatisfied with
your first choice, feel free to abandon the book and begin anew.
The following books are part of the NPSD English curriculum and CANNOT be read as
part of your summer reading assignment:
12 Angry Men
Of Mice and Men
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Giver
The Glass Menagerie
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Animal Farm
The Awakening
Great Expectations
The Great Gatsby
The Outsiders
The Bell Jar
Black Boy
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Pigman
A Raisin in the Sun
The Book Thief
The House on Mango Street
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Importance of Being Earnest
Brave New World
In the Time of Butterflies
The Catcher in the Rye
Inherit the Wind
The Joy Luck Club
A Christmas Carol
Crime and Punishment
Julius Caesar
Our Town
The Pearl
Romeo and Juliet
The Scarlet Letter
Something Wicked This Way
Song of Solomon
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Killer Angels
The Kite Runner
The Sun Also Rises
The Crucible
Cyrano de Bergerac
Les Misérables
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Death of a Salesman
The Things They Carried
A Doll’s House
Lord of the Flies
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Fahrenheit 451
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Moby Dick
Twelfth Night
Flowers for Algernon
A Tale of Two Cities
To Kill a Mockingbird