Summer Reading List 2021
In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, all enrolled students are required to complete their assigned summer reading. The books listed below can be purchased through the BNC Book Store online. If you have any questions about the summer reading, please reach out to Denise Palmer, Assistant Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required Summer Reading
Jewell Park Rhodes’ Ghost Boys
Alan Gratz’s Refugee
Read J.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
9th Grade Honors English should only read James Baldwin's Go Tell it on the Mountain. The Hobbit is optional for students taking this course.
Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front
Honors Modern History should read John M. Barry's The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History. All Quiet on the Western Front is optional for students taking this course.
11th Grade, 12th Grade, and Postgraduates
Read Mark Sullivan's The Last Green Valley
Additional AP Required Reading
These books must be read in addition to the required grade-level reading listed above.
Read EITHER David Epstein’s The Sports Gene or Ricki Lewis’ The Forever Fix
AP European History
Read David Fromkin's Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914
AP American History
Read Robert A. Gross’ The Minutemen and Their World
AP English Literature and Composition
Read 3 of the several choices provided on a separate list by the AP English instructor. If you did not receive the list, please reach out to Denise Palmer in the Academic Office at email@example.com.
AP English Language
Read 2 of the several choices provided on a separate list by the AP English instructor. If you did not receive the list, please reach out to Denise Palmer in the Academic Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone should read another book of your choice this summer - try something that is unlike anything you’ve read before! A graphic novel, biography of someone you know nothing about, poetry, a novel in verse, or another genre you like. Need ideas? Check out this Goodreads List of the Best Books of the 21st Century.Amy Foster, Director of Gardiner Library and learning commons