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Summer Reading Assignments 2018

Below is the summer reading information for all class levels. After you locate your class level assignment attached to the readings, please review them carefully. If you have any questions, you should contact your next year’s English teacher before school ends. Rising seniors: be aware you have been assigned a college essay to write as well.

Turn it in information will be given to you in your English classes once school begins. Your summer papers for all class levels will be due either August 20th or August 21st. 

Class of 2022: Instructor, Miss Bova, abova@beaumontschool.org

All incoming freshmen must read:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

In addition, Honors incoming freshmen must also read:

  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Download Freshman Summer Reading Assignments

Class of 2021: Instructor: Mrs. Bihuniak, wbihuniak@beaumontschool.org

All rising sophomores must read:

  • The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.
    Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8129-9297-7

In addition, college prep rising sophomores must also read:

  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
    Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8112-1404-9

In addition, honors rising sophomores must also read:

  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8479-1330-9

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8379-0903-2

Download Sophomore Summer Reading Assignments

Download Honors American Literature Reading Assignments

Class of 2020: Instructor: Mr. Larsen, mlarsen@beaumontschool.org

All rising college prep juniors must read EITHER:

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-1-59643-193-1


  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
    Recommended edition: ISBN:0-385-474-7

Students in IB Literature, Year 1 must read BOTH of the above books.

In addition, ALL World Literature students must read:

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor, REVISED edition by Thomas C.
    ISBN: 978-0-06-232652-2

Download IB Literature Reading Assignments

Download College Prep World Literature Assignments

Class of 2019: Instructor: Mrs. Bernardo, kbernardo@beaumontschool.org

All rising seniors taking College Prep British Literature must read:


  • Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
    Recommended edition: ISBN #978-0-6848-4267-7

Short Story:

  • “The Garden Party” and another story of your choosing by Katherine Mansfield.

*You can find an online edition of “The Garden Party” or purchase The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield, ISBN: 978-1-4974-1905-6 on Amazon for $4.98

All rising seniors taking IB British Literature must read:


  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
    Recommended edition ISBN: 978-0-15-662870-9
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
    Recommended edition ISBN-13: 978-0-31-224302-9

*A film adaptation of The Hours, starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and
Julianne Moore is available. Watching the film is NOT an adequate substitute for
reading the novel.


  • . “Politics and the English Language” by George Orwell
    This essay is readily available on-line

Download British Literature Summer Reading Assignments

Download IB Literature, Year 2 Summer Reading Assignments

Download Summer Senior Writing Assignments