English and European History Summer Reading Assignments


AP European History Summer Reading:

Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder (can be found in paperback)

  • Read pgs 1-282 (completion of novel is recommended but not required).
  • Make a list of the philosophers and take notes on their theories
  • Respond to the following question:
    • How does the novel about Sophie connect to the study of philosophy?

JICHS English Department Summer Reading 2016 - 2017
(click course name to download assignment)

Honors English I: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

Honors English II: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Honors English III: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 

Honors English IV: 1984 by George Orwell

AP Language & Composition: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

AP Literature & Composition: 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

IB English for Juniors: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Edith Grossman translation) and How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster (Revised edition paperback, 2014) (Click the name of the book to download assignment)

IB English for Seniors: 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


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