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English Summer Reading List

posted Jun 12, 2015, 5:31 AM by Central Webmaster

English Department

Manchester High School Central

207 Lowell Street

Manchester, New Hampshire 03104


Students entering:

English I, level 4

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee

    Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury

        And select one:

    A Separate Peace, Knowles

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,


English I, level 3

    Animal Farm, Orwell

    Treasure Island, Stevenson

English I, level 2 (suggested)

    Red Pony, Steinbeck

    Animal Farm, Orwell

English I, level 1 (suggested)

    Red Pony, Steinbeck

English II, level 4

    Huck Finn, Clemens

    Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry

A Prayer for Owen Meany, Irving

English II, level 3

    Catcher in the Rye, Salinger

    Also suggested:

    Red Badge of Courage, Crane

Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Twain

English II, level 2

    Call of the Wild, London

    Also suggested:

Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Clemens

English II, level 1

    Outsiders, Hinton

American Studies

    The Awakening, Chopin

Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway

The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck

British Authors

    David Copperfield, Dickens

    Sons and Lovers, Lawrence

    Pygmalion, Shaw

AP Literature and Composition (World Lit.)

    Billy Budd, Melville

    Daisy Miller, James

Portrait of an Artist as a Young       Man, Joyce

The Rockinghorse Winner Lawrence

AP Language and Composition

Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed, Jason Riley

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, Robert Pirsig

Also various readings: please see Ms. Pennington