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A List of Summer Readings for Students of 13 Top American Private High Schools Article Management

Release Time:2017-06-29 Source:Zhenjiang Library Author:jsb Views:666

Generally an American high school does not assign to its students the “summer homework” in a traditional sense. The school prefers to let students stay away from school to enjoy their summer vacation. But the school will give the students a list of Summer Readings for them to read as they please. When the school begins in fall, some schools may hold a seminar exploring the contents of these books, some may require their students to hand in a guided essay (which may explore the inner world of a protagonist, analyze the work in association with current affairs, or probe into the metaphorical meaning connoted by a plot), and still some may ask their students to do book reports via PPT.

 1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

  2. The Joy Luck Club

  3. A River Runs Through It

  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  5. One Writer's Beginnings

  6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  7. Mrs. Dalloway

  8. The Old Man and the Sea

  9. Beloved

  10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  11. The Killer Angels

  12. Like Water For Chocolate

  13. The Jungle

  14. Old School

  15. Native Son

  16. My Name is Asher Lev

  17. A Long Way Gone

  18. The Things They Carried

  19. This Side of Paradise

  20. In the Heart of the Sea

  21. A Lesson Before Dying

  22. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

  23. Great Expectations

  24. The Fault in Our Stars

  25. Unbroken

  26. The Odyssey

  27. The Power of One

  28. A Separate Peace

  29. The Color Purple

  30. Madame Bovary

  31. Brave New World

  32. A Walk in the Woods

  33. Kite Runner

  34. All the Pretty Horses

  35. The Catcher in the Rye

  36. Grapes of Wrath