Summer Reading List

2017-2018 Summer Reading List

Summer provides an opportunity for Lutheran South students and their families to enjoy reading. Before entering each grade, an LHSS student is encouraged to read as many of the listed books as possible. Students may substitute other titles by recommended authors.

Entering Ninth Grade

Adams, Douglas:  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Austen, Jane:  Pride and Prejudice
Bronte, Charlotte:  Jane Eyre
DuMaurier, Daphne:  Rebecca
Green, John:  The Fault in Our Stars Homer: The Odyssey
Huxley, Aldous:  Brave New World
Korman, Gordon:  Born to Rock
Oates, Joyce Carol:  Big Mouth and Ugly Girl
Parks, Gordon:  The Learning Tree
Pfeffer, Susan Beth:  Life as We Knew It
Smith, Betty:  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Voigt, Cynthia:  Homecoming

Entering Tenth Grade

Alexia, Sherman:  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Austen, Jane:  Emma
Angelou, Maya:  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Bronte, Emily:  Wuthering Heights
Crane, Stephen:  The Red Badge of Courage
Crutcher, Chris:  Whale Talk
Dessen, Sarah:  Just Listen
Dumas, Alexandre:  The Man in the Iron Mask
Herbert, Frank:  Dune
Hurston, Zora Neale:  Their Eyes Were Watching God
Kingsolver, Barbara:  The Bean Trees
Knowles, John:  A Separate Peace
Reinhardt, Dana:  A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life
Stoker, Bram:  Dracula

Entering Eleventh Grade

Austen, Jane:  Persuasion
Alvarez, Julia:  How the Garcia Sisters Lost their Accents
Chandler, Ray:  The Big Sleep
Cooper, James Fenimore:  The Last of the Mohicans
Dickens, Charles:  David Copperfield
Dinesen, Isak:  Out of Africa
Hammett, Dashiell:  The Thin Man
Hunt, Irene:  Across Five Aprils
Lewis, C.S.:  Mere Christianity
McCullers, Carson:  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Myers, Walter Dean:  Monster
Wiesel, Elie:  Night
Wolff, Tobias:  This Boy’s Life

Entering Twelfth Grade

Alcorn, Randy:  Lord Foulgrin’s Letters
Alvarez, Julia:  In the Time of the Butterflies
Chopin, Kate:  The Awakening
Dickens, Charles:  A Tale of Two Cities
Hillenbrand, Laura:  Seabiscuit-An American Legend
Hugo, Victor:  Les Miserables
Irving, John:  A Prayer for Owen Mean
Kerouac, Jack:  On the Road
Kingston, Maxing Hong:  The Woman Warrior
Larson, Erik:  The Devil in the White City
Lewis, C.S.:  The Screwtape Letters
O’Brien, Tim:  The Things They Carried
Picoult, Jodi:  Nineteen Minutes
Plath, Sylvia:  The Bell Jar
Shaare, Michael:  The Killer Angels
Vonnegut, Kurt:  Slaughterhouse Five
Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.
–John Green