Summer Reading
High School Summer Reading
Summer 2015
ECA firmly believes in the importance of developing a life-long interest in reading in our
students. The benefits of becoming an active, fluent reader include greater success in
school through improved literacy, development of higher-order thinking skills, and
development of the habit of connecting one’s life experiences to the experiences of
others. In order to encourage and foster the habit of reading, ECA has developed a
summer reading program for each grade level.
All students in high school this year are required to read two (2) books written in English
over the course of the upcoming summer break. You may also read one (1) of the
books from the Spanish list for extra credit in your Spanish class. The books must be
selected from the list of books on the following pages. At least one of the two must be
chosen from the list of literature titles. Most of these books are available in the ECA
library. Also, note that the majority of these books are available as a free download to a
computer or tablet and/or to certain types of cellphones. and are two of the most trusted sites. also has books available.
As the first grade in your English class for the 2015 -2016 school year (and for Spanish
extra credit), you will submit a one-page, typed single-spaced summary of both books
by answering the following questions in two paragraphs. In addition, you will provide a
statement as to the percentage of the book that you read over the summer.
1. Paragraph 1: Provide a summary of the overall plot, theme, message, or
purpose of the book.
2. Paragraph 2: What did you like best about this book? How did this book make
you think differently?
3. Statement: The final line of the paper should read as follows and your signature
should be included – “My signature attests to the fact that I have read ____% of
this book. ___________________________ (signature)”
Your grade will be based on your effort at completing the written summary for each
To help students and families, the library will be open some days during the summer.
Check the ECA bulletin or website for specific days and times.
In summary, you will read two (2) books and submit a one-page summary for each book
on the first day of school as your first grade in your English class for the 2015-16 school
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ECA High School Summer Reading List
Alighieri, Dante
Austen, Jane
Bradbury, Ray
Brontë, Charlotte
Brontë, Emily
Cisneros, Sandra
Conrad, Joseph
Cooper, James F.
Defoe, Daniel
Dickens, Charles
Dillard, Annie
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Doyle, Arthur C.
Dumas, Alexandre
Eliot, George
Elison, Ralph
Faulkner, William
Flaubert, Gustav
Forster, E. M.
Gaskell, Elizabeth
Hardy, Thomas
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Hemingway, Ernest
Hugo, Victor
Huxley, Aldous
Kafka, Franz
Kerouac, Jack
Macdonald, George
Marlowe, Christopher
Michener, James
Mansfield Park
Sense and Sensibility
The Martian Chronicles
Jane Eyre
Wuthering Heights
House on Mango Street
Lord Jim
The Last of the Mohicans
The Pioneers
Robinson Crusoe
Christmas Carol
David Copperfield
Hard Times
A Tale of Two Cities
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
My American Childhood
The Brothers Karamazov
The Idiot
Sherlock Holmes
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Three Musketeers
Silas Marner
Invisible Man
Madame Bovary
Room with a View
North and South
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
The House of the Seven Gables
In Our Time
The Sun Also Rises
The Odyssey
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Les Misérables
Brave New World
The Metamorphosis
On the Road
At the Back of the North Wind
The Fisherman’s Lady
The Laird’s Inheritance
The Lady’s Confession
The Jew of Malta
The Source
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Milton, John
Potok, Chaim
Rivers, Francine
Rostan, Edmond
Scott, Sir Walter
Shakespeare, William
Shelley, Mary
Steinbeck, John
Stevenson, Robert L.
Stowe, Harriet B.
Swift, Jonathan
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Tolstoy, Leo
Verne, Jules
Vonnegut, Kurt
Wilder, Thornton
Woolf, Virginia
Paradise Lost
The Chosen
Atonement Child
Redeeming Love
Cyrano de Bergerac
Henry V
Henry VI—Part II
King Lear
The Merchant of Venice
Richard III
The Grapes of Wrath
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Gulliver’s Travels
The Lord of the Rings
Anna Karenina
War and Peace
20,000 Leagues under the Sea
Cat’s Cradle
Our Town
To the Lighthouse
Mrs. Dalloway
À Kempis, Thomas
Bridges, Jerry
Chesterton, G. K.
Coleman, Robert
Eliot, Elisabeth
Foster, Richard
Hurnard, Hannah
Keller, Tim
Lewis, C. S.
Mahaney, C. J.
Packer, J. I.
Stott, John
Whitney, Donald
Willard, Dallas
The Imitation of Christ
The Kneeling Christian
The Discipline of Grace
The Pursuit of Holiness
The Man Who Was Thursday
The Master Plan of Evangelism
Passion and Purity
Celebration of Discipline
Hinds’ Feet on High Places
Counterfeit Gods
The Prodigal God
The Reason for God
Mere Christianity
The Screwtape Letters
Till We Have Faces
Living the Cross-Centered Life
Knowing God
Basic Christianity
The Cross of Christ
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
The Great Omission
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GRADOS 9º - 12º
Jorge Isaacs
El Principito
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
La Vorágine
José Eustasio Rivera
La Vida es Sueño
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Rimas y Leyendas
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
La Rebelión de las Ratas
Fernando Soto Aparicio
El General en su Laberinto
Gabriel García Márquez
El Moro
Esteban Echeverría
Héctor Abad Faciolince
La Nieve del Almirante
Álvaro Mutis
La Casa Grande
Álvaro Cepeda Samudio
Los Invisibles
Mario Mendoza
La Marquesa de Yolombó
Tomás Carrasquilla
Memorias Infantiles
Eduardo Caballero Calderón
La Celestina
Fernando de Rojas
Popol Vuh
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