EHS English Department
2012 Summer Reading List and Projects
During the summer, students are expected to choose from a list of several titles to complete their summer reading assignments. Instructions on how many books to read, as well as the requirements on completing a multi-tiered project, are detailed below.
Summer Reading Expectations:
You may always read more than the required text(s) if you wish.
Summer Project Expectations:
In addition to reading assignments, ALL students are expected to complete a multi-tiered project. Honors and AP students have additional assignments as outlined below.
All projects are due on the 15th day of school (first midterm) for all students, even standard level.
Honors 9th: Newspaper (plus multi-tiered project) Honors 11th: Book Cube (plus multi-tiered project) Honors 12th: ABC Book (plus multi-tiered project) AP Students: Multi-tiered project, PLUS grade level project and teacher-assigned project posted on Beth Hooper's website
Summer Reading List:
- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2001), by Dave Eggers
- The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters (2008), by Ruth George
- The Dreams of My Father (2007), by Barack Obama
- Into the Wild (2007), by John Krakauer
- Killing Lincoln (2011), by Bill OReily
- Shakespeare: The World as a Stage (2007), by Bill Bryson
- Soul Surfer (2006), by Bethany Hamilton
- Three Little Words (2008), by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
- Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners From 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert (2011), by Marc Aronson
- A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007), by Khaled Hosseini
- Abandon (2012), by Meg Cabot
- The Disenchantments (2012), by Nina LaCour
- The Fault in Our Stars (2012), by John Greene
- Lola and the Boy Next Door (2011), by Stephanie Perkins
- One Second After (2009), by William R. Forstchen
- She Loves You, She Loves You Not (2010), by Julie Anne Peters
- A Great and Terrible Beauty (2005), by Libba Bray
- Incarceron (2011), by Catherine Fisher
- The Naming (2006), by Alison Croggon
- The Warrior Heir (2007), by Cinda Williams Chima
- My Name is Not Easy (2011), by Debbie Edwardson.
- The Luxe (2008), by Anna Godbersen
- The Help (2011), by Kathryn Stockett
- Revolution (2010), by Jennifer Donnelly
- Ender’s Game (1994), by Orson Scott Card
- Fever Crumb (2010), by Philip Reeve
- The Host (2008), by Stephenie Meyer
- Uglies (2007), by Scott Westerfeld
- Gone (2009), by Michael Grant
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth (2010), by Carrie Ryan
- The Graveyard Book (2010), by Neil Gaiman
- Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2011), by Ransom Riggs.
- The Monstrumologist (2010), by Rick Yancey
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009), by Seth Grahame-Smith
- Spirit (2008), by J.P. Hightman
- Mouseguard Fall 1152 (2008), by David Peterson
- Catching Fire (2009), by Susanne Collins
- City of Bones (2008), by Cassandra Clare
- Leviathan (2010), by Scott Westerfeld
- Mockingjay (2010), by Susanne Collins
- Tiger’s Curse (2011), by Colleen Houck
- Before I Fall (2011),by Lauren Oliver
- Life As We Knew It (2008), by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Teacher Availability & Support:
Book & Internet Access:
Texts are available at EHS’s library. Please check our school website for times when our media specialist will be available to check out books. Texts may also be found in Buncombe County Libraries and bookstores in our area. In addition, students may search used bookstores in our area for popular titles. You may also ask former English students for books, or check online texts for e-books. We recommend visiting http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl for help with assignments.
If you do not have internet access at home, you may visit the public library in your area for support.