NPHS Summer Reading Language Arts 2022  summer reading     

    All students in grades 9-12 (except 12th Grade AP English; see below) are required to read one fiction and one nonfiction book this summer. In September, all students will take a departmental assessment. The New Providence Public Library will have multiple copies of each book to borrow, but we encourage students to purchase their own copies. You can also checkout eBook copies through the OverDrive/Sora App. Look for the collection "High School Summer Reading".  You can also download the eBook At the End of Everything through Hoopla a free eBook resource from the New Providence Memorial Library accessible with your library card.

    Fiction Selections (choose one) Grades 9-12

      1. At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp
      2. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
      3. Reality Check by Peter Abrahams 
      4. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

    Non-fiction Selections (choose one) Grades 9-12

      1. The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation by Rosemary Sullivan 
      2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
      3. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
      4. You Can't Be Serious by Kal Penn
    AP English (12th Grade)

    The Kite Runner (required)

    Choose another book from this list

    1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
    2. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
    3. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    4. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 
    5. A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
    6. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
    7. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
    8. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    9. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James 
    10. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
    11. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
    12. Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
    13. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    14. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair  
    15. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
    16. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 
    17. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard