Hewlett High School Summer Reading 2016

For more information or to view the full assignments, visit the school district webpage by clicking here.

These books are shelved alphabetically by the author’s last name in the “Summer Reading” Section at HWPL.

Hewlett High School – Incoming 9th Graders:

Choose any book on your reading level or choose one of the following:

A Home on the Field by Paul Cuadros
Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir by Danielle Trussoni
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

Hewlett High School – Incoming 10th Graders:

Choose any book on your reading level or choose one of the following:

Adrift by Steven Callahan
An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Into thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Malcolm X by Manning Marable
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

Hewlett High School – Incoming 11th Graders:

As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Babe in Paradise by Marisa Silver
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee
Just Don’t Fall by Josh Sundquist
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The New Yorker Stories by Ann Beattie
The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

A Letter to America by David Boren
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom by Amy Chua
Blink: the Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcom Gladwell
Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir by Danielle Trussoni
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One by Stanley Fish
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis
The Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America by Thomas C. Foster
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Hewlett High School – Incoming 12th Graders:

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Drown by Junot Diaz
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Howard’s End by E.M. Foster
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Native Son by Richard Wright
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
There Is No Year by Blake Butler
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The God of Small Things by Arundhatie Roy
Travels with Charlie by John Steinbeck
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Atonement by Ian McEwan
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Wolf

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson*
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell*
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose by Tony Hsieh*
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Malcolm X by Manning Marable
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach*
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

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