2017 Summer Reading

Choose two texts from the list for your summer reading. While reading each text, you should keep a reading journal. You will record observations, questions, and general comments in your reading journal. These notes will help you build later assignments. Be sure to include page numbers, important quotations, and patterns that you notice. You may keep your journal on paper or on a computer program. Regardless of the form, you will have to submit portions of it for each assignment. This is the only component of the project that needs to be completed during the summer.

Freshmen (Class of 2021)

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Jesus Shock by Peter Kreeft

Sophomores (Class of 2020)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
West by West by Jerry West
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Originals by Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Juniors (Class of 2019)

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph Ellis
The Name of God is Mercy by Pope Francis
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Silence by Shusaku Endo
The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

Seniors (Class of 2018)

Night by Elie Wiesel
All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Loaves and Fishes by Dorothy Day
Contact by Carl Sagan
The Great Partnership by Jonathan Sacks
The Question of God by Armand Nicholi
Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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