High School Summer Reading Lists

Dickson County High School Summer Reading

English I Pre-AP Students
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak

10th English II Honors
The Ascent Of Man by Jacob Bronowski

Honors English III
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
This I Believe, the NPR anthology

AP English III: Language and Composition
1. Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss
2. “Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay” by John Locke
3. On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
4. Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.
5. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

English IV Honors
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
King Lear OR Othello by William Shakespeare
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (The General Prologue, The Wife of Bath’s Tale and Prologue, The Pardoner’s Tale and Prologue)
The Aeneid by Virgil


Creek Wood High School Summer Reading

9th Grade, Honors English I:
1. How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (Introduction How’d He Do That?, chapters 1-6, 10, Interlude Does He Mean That?, chapters 11-13, 19-24)
2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

10th Grade, Honors English II
Students may choose one (1) of the following texts to read:
1. In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
2. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

11th Grade, Honors English III
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

12th Grade, Honors English IV
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

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