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Summer Reading

2021-22 summer reading list

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

Big Voices (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 CHOOSE ANY BOOK (from your reading level) to enjoy over the summer. Return to school prepared to talk and/or write about the book you read. Check this list for ideas on what to read.

English 3 (CHS)

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines ISBN: 9780375702709

English 3 (DLS)

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer ISBN: 9780385486804

AP English Language & Composition (CHS)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ISBN: 9780743273565

SENIORS choose One:
by Tara Westover ISBN: 9780399590504
or Behold the Dreamersby Imbolo Mbue ISBN : 9780525509714

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

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 Odysseyby Homer; trans. by Robert Fagles ISBN: 9780140268867

Classics of Horror

Carrieby Stephen King ISBN: 9780307743664

Dystopian Fiction

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

The Hunger Gamesby Suzzane Collins ISBN: 9781407109084 OR The Memory Visitby Jenny Lynn Lambert ISBN: 9781773398488

 **Proceeds Benefit Carondelet Faculty/Staff Student Scholarship**

Explorations of Writing

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven ISBN: 9780385755917

Literature, Conflict & the Human Experience


Podcasting & Storytelling


Psych Realism



The World a Stage by Bill Bryson ISBN: 9781848310544

The 21st Century Woman

Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof ISBN: 9780307387097

The Culture of Storytelling

The Wizard of Earthseaby 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

Western Literature

Shane by Jack Schaefer ISBN:9780544239470

Writing Seminar

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff ISBN: 9780802136688



Modern Language Department




Science Department

AP Biology

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Young ISBN: 9780062368607 or 0062368605

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 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 Carondelet Ladies 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 Carondelet Ladies PDF Here

 AP Government


AP Psychology (CHS)

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell ISBN: 9780316299220

AP Psychology (DLS)

The Story of Psychology by Morton Hunt ISBN: 9780307278074.
 Click here for information to focus on during your summer reading.
Please join the following Schoology group for updates about AP Psychology and your summer reading.



Visual and Performing Arts & Computer Science

AP Art (Drawing, 2D and 3D)

Before going on summer break, students will meet with the teacher to receive a homework packet with specific assignments. These will include:

  • 2 to 3 portfolio assignments
  • Visit to a museum/gallery
  • Artist research projects
  • Sketchbook exercises
  • Short written narrative


AP Computer Science Principles

Over the summer, students enrolled in APCSP should read Weapons of Math Destructionby Cathy O’Neil and complete the Python Chapters in DataCamp.

Links may be found here:


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