2015 Summer Reading

East/West English Department


9th Grade:

Incoming 9th grade students are required to read The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and choose ONE Book from the following list.



True Grit by Charles Protis
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Let's Kill Uncle by Rohan O'Grady
Chinese Cinerella by Adeline Yen Mah
The Scorpion Races by Massie Stiefvater
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Secrest Side of Empty by Maria Andreu


10th Grade:

Students entering 10th grade are required to read I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafazi and choose ONE Book from the following list.



The Spenser Series by Rober B. Parker
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Where'd you go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Room by Emma Donoghue
Ready Player Oneby Ernest Cline
The Book of Unkown Americans by Christina Henriquez
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


11th Grade (HL English):

Students entering 11th Grade IB HL are required to read A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah and choose ONE book from the following list.



Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
Swamplandia by Karen Russell
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Bingo's Run by James Levine
Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz