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Summer Reading & AP Prep

2023-24 summer reading list & AP Prep work

Students must purchase their own summer reading books and may choose to read print or a digital book.

These books are not included in the textbook fee and will not be provided on iPad.

English Department

English 1

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros I SBN: 0679734775 or 9780679734772

*Please refer to this The House on Mango Street Reading Guide as you read the novel.

English 2

Please refer to this Reading Assignment.

English 3 (CHS)

We are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez  ISBN: 9781984812285

English 3 (DLS)

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven ISBN: 9780385755917

AP English Language & Composition (CHS)

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green ISBN: 9780525555247

AP English Language & Composition (DLS)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ISBN: 9780743273565 

AP English Literature & Composition (CHS)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde ISBN: 9780486278070

*All students with AP Lit at Carondelet, please review this document regarding your summer reading assignment.

AP English Literature & Composition (DLS)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde ISBN: 9780486278070

and The Odyssey by Homer; trans. by Robert Fagles ISBN: 9780140268867

Classics of Horror

Carrie by Stephen King ISBN: 9780307743664

Dystopian Fiction

PICK ONE TO READ Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ISBN: 0307887448 or 9780307887443 OR

The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins ISBN: 9781407109084 OR The Memory Visit by Jenny Lynn Lambert ISBN: 9781773398488

 **Proceeds from purchases of The Memory Visit benefit Carondelet Faculty/Staff Student Scholarship**

Explorations of Writing


Psychology in Literature


Reading Lounge



The World a Stage by Bill Bryson ISBN: 9781848310544

She Said


The 21st Century Woman

What I Told My Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women by Nina Tassler ISBN: 9781476734682

The Culture of Storytelling

The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin ISBN: 9780547773742

The Short Story

Short Story ReaderPDF is sent to all students enrolled in this course. If you haven’t received it by June 10, please contact Ms. Koski

The Wild West

Shane by Jack Schaefer ISBN:9780544239470


Math Department

AP Statistics (CHS)

To be determined - please check back at the end of June.


Modern Language Department



Science Department

AP Biology


AP Chemistry & AP Biology Bridge

Students accelerating to AP Chemistry in 10th grade or AP Biology in 11th grade are required to complete a summer bridge course.

These summer bridge courses are 4-week student-paced courses moderated by Carondelet science teachers on Schoology. Students may only register for the Summer Bridge classes with approval from the Science Department.

AP Environmental Science


AP Physics 1 or C




Social Studies Department

AP Human Geography (CHS)

Human Geography for the AP Course Read and take notes on Unit 1 Modules 1-6. TEXTBOOK PROVIDED TO ALL PDF Here.

AP US History (CHS)

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America ISBN 9780143122029 or 0143122029. Read chapters 1-12 (pages 23-149)

The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People. TEXTBOOK PROVIDED TO ALL PDF Here. Read chapters 1-3. Please review this document regarding the full summer reading assignment.

AP US History (DLS)

The American Pageant: AP Edition Read Chapters 1-3. TEXTBOOK PROVIDED TO ALL PDF Here.

AP Government


AP Psychology (CHS)

Myers’ Psychology for the AP Course 3rd Ed UPDATED Read and take notes on Unit 1 Parts I & II. TEXTBOOK PROVIDED TO ALL Carondelet Ladies PDF Here.

AP Psychology (DLS)




Visual and Performing Arts & Computer Science

AP Art (Drawing, 2D and 3D)

Over the summer, create an art journal consisting of 7 pages that represents the theme of your interest and your artistic skillset.

Step 1: Decide what will be the big question for your journaling exploration

Why do I draw?
What are the experiences/ routines that changed my life?
How are Japanese traditions reflected in Anime?
How do urban architecture and graphic design impact our everyday life?

Step 2: Create at least seven pages (one page, 9x12 each) in your journal

Include quick sketches, free writings, references on others’ artworks, artist explorations, collages, detailed drawings, watercolor, digital drawings, etc.


AP Computer Science Principles (CHS)

Over the summer, students enrolled in APCSP should complete the work as presented in this document. Any questions, please contact Ms. Lafler.

AP Computer Science A (CHS)



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