Our summer reading program provides thought-provoking, high interest, quality texts that build literacy skills and foster compassion regarding subjects and themes relevant to all. Each English course has a required summer reading component. Please note that all honors and AP students will read two books from the list, one of which must be non-fiction. The summer reading lists will be available on the Lisle High School webpage (found under Academics>English); it will also be accessible via the LHS Library Resource Center website.
Because familial standards differ and some of the novels contain content for mature readers, multiple choices have been provided. Before making a final decision, discuss the book options with your family then select a title.
Ms. Brady, our Library Information Specialist at LHS, has included hyperlinks on the reading list to make many of these selections available via ebook. Books may also be purchased online or at area bookstores and/or local retailers. Additionally, Lisle Public Library will feature a display in the YA/Teen section where copies of various titles on our list will be made available. Please note that we recommend you annotate in the books as you read. If you decide to annotate, you must purchase the book.
This document includes links to questions that will set a purpose for reading and help focus annotations. Your comprehension and ability to analyze the selected text(s) will be assessed on the second full day of school. Again, annotations, whether in the text itself or written in a notebook or printed on paper (not on a phone or other such device), are encouraged and may be used on this initial assessment.
Have a great summer, and happy reading!