Northwood High School Summer Reading List                                                                             2018-2019 School Year

                The philosophy of the English Department of Northwood includes our constant attention to reading as the basis for success in the academic arena.  We ask that parents take part in monitoring the summer reading assignments given to all of our students.  Tests and projects based on summer reading will be required within the first two weeks of school in the fall: August 13-31, 2018.


English I and II                  This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston OR The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

English III, English IV, Business English, and Technical Writing

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus OR The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

In addition to choosing one novel from above, all enriched/AP/GT students will read at least one more novel indicated below.* 

English I Enriched             Noggin by John Corey Whaley

English I Gateway              Noggin by John Corey Whaley OR A Choice Novel from the Following Lists:

English II Enriched            Choose 1 of the following:

                                                The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir by John and Cylin Busby                                                                 OR

                                                I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the                                                                                 Taliban by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai


                                                A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

English II Gateway                 A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (You must also complete this

attached assignment.) summer reading English II Gateway

English III Enriched          Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

AP Language                   Summer Reading Assignment for AP Language

English IV Enriched          Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

AP Literature                     Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney AND Grendel by John Gardner