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Summer Reading Assignments 2019

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.

Turnitin 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 19th or August 20th. 

Class of 2023: English I: 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 2022: American Literature
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 2021: World Literature
Instructor: Mr. Larsen, mlarsen@beaumontschool.org

All rising juniors will select two (college prep) or three (IB Literature, HL year 1) works of their choice. 

For both college prep and IB HL, year 1 students, one selection must be a play.

Download the list of novels, novellas, and plays and assignments.

Class of 2020: British Literature
Instructor: Mrs. Bernardo, kbernardo@beaumontschool.org

All rising seniors taking College Prep British Literature must read:


  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
    Recommended edition: ISBN #978-0-385-7271


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

All rising seniors taking IB Literature HL year 2 must read:

Prose Non-Fiction:

  • A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
    Recommended edition ISBN: 978-1-61427-993-8


  • Beowulf translation by Seamus Heaney
    Recommended edition ISBN: 30393-32097-9
    ** Copies available to be borrowed from Beaumont English Dept.


  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
    Recommended edition ISBN: 978-0-451-53189-6
    ** In addition to reading the play, you may watch one of the many film adaptions.

In addtion to your summer reading assignments, you are required to write ONE COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY (250 word minimun length; maximum length of 650 words) to help you begin the application process.

Download British Literature Summer Reading Assignments

Download IB Literature, Year 2 Summer Reading Assignments

Download Summer Senior Writing Assignments