Junior Reading List

West Greene High School - Summer Reading List
11th grade (Upcoming Juniors)

Students: Choose one novel, book of poetry, drama, or non-fiction selection to read this summer.

Honors Students: Choose one novel, book of poetry or drama selection AND one non-fiction selection to read this summer.

Please check West Greene High School's website for online versions of these texts and audio books.

Novels

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  1050 Lexile
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 870 Lexile
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas  1080 Lexile
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift 1370 Lexile
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1340 Lexile
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald  1070 Lexile
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  1100 Lexile
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 1050 Lexile
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë  1040 Lexile

 

Poetry

The Colossus and Other Poems By Sylvia Plath Non-prose
Song of Myself By Walt Whitman  Non-prose
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman Non-prose
Songs of Innocence by William Blake  Non-prose

 

Drama

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare  Non-prose
King Lear by William Shakespeare  Non-prose
Hamlet by William Shakespeare  Non-prose
The Crucible by Arthur Miller  Non-prose
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard  Non-prose

 

Non-Fiction

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf 1120 Lexile
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 1330 Lexile
Walden by Henry David Thoreau  1340 Lexile
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer  1270 Lexile