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Summer Regents Exams will be administered August 16th and 17th

Summer Reading List 2017


All students at Port Richmond High School take part in the Raider Readers Summer Program, which will help you meet the New York State Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.  Reading independently on a regular basis will increase your ability to express yourself in written and spoken language. The titles below have been selected for their high interest level and to help you understand how literature reflects our world.  The table indicates the summer reading requirements for each year.


  •         Choose ONE book from the list below and choose ONE book of your own selection.
  •         Complete 2 One-Pager Reflections (one for EACH book).  In September, your English teacher will be collecting the 2 One-Pager Reflections for your summer reading assignment. Every student will be evaluated on the summer reading in September.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Food Rules by Michael Pollan

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner

Hole in my Life by Jack Gantos

The Boys on the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun by Geoffrey Canada

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

The Last Shot by Darcy Frey

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Summer Reading 2017 (continued)

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

From the Barrio to the Board Room by Robert Renteria

Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

La Linea by Ann Jaramillo

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind

For AP Literature:


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesee Williams

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Oleanna by David Mamet

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

  1. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

Fences by August Wilson