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Summer Reading List

Below is the 2024 Summer Reading List for De La Salle High School. The reading assignments are to be completed by the first day of class for the 2024-25 school year, which is scheduled for August 14, 2024.

Note: Not every student will have summer reading. Please review this list carefully to know what is required of your student.

 Students must purchase their own summer reading books, they are not included in the textbook fee.

English

Course

School

 Grade 

Title and Author

English 1 Honors

DLS

9

Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
(ISBN: 9781675993941)

English 2

DLS

10

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
(ISBN: 9780812550702)

English 2 Honors

DLS

10

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
(ISBN: 9780399501487)

English 3

DLS

11

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
(ISBN: 9780385486804)

English 3

CHS

11

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
(ISBN: 9780385755917)

AP Language & Composition

DLS

11

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(ISBN: 9780743273565)

 

CHS

12

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human -Centered Planet by John Green
(ISBN: 9780525555247)

AP Literature & Composition

DLS

12

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
(ISBN: 9780486278070)

 

DLS

12

The Odyssey by Homer; trans. by Robert Fagel
(ISBN: 9780140268867)

 

CHS

12

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
(ISBN: 9780486278070)
*Students with AP Literature & Composition at Carondelet, 
review this document for your summer reading assignment.

The Short Story

DLS

12

Short Story Reader
(PDF to the Short Story Reader)

The Culture of Storytelling

DLS

12

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin
(ISBN: 9780547773742)

Shakespeare

DLS

12

The World as Stage by Bill Bryson 
(ISBN: 9781849310544)

Explorations in Writing

CHS

12

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
(ISBN: 9780385755917)

Dystopian Fiction

DLS/CHS

12

Choose One to Read
Ready Player One 
by Ernest Cline
(ISBN: 9780307887443)
The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins
(ISBN: 9781407109084)
The Memory Visit by Jenny Lynn Lambert
(ISBN: 978177339848)

21st Century Woman

CHS

12

What I Told My Daughter by Nina Tassler
(ISBN: 9781476734682)

The Wild West

DLS

12

Shane by Jack Schaefer
(ISBN: 9780544239470)

Classics of Horror

DLS

12

Carrie by Stephen King
(ISBN: 9780307743664) 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies

Course

School 

 Grade 

Title and Author

AP U.S. History

DLS

11

The American Pageant: AP Edition
Chapters 1-3 (PDF Here)

 

CHS

11

American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
Chapters 1-12 (pages 23-149)
(ISBN: 9780143122029)

 

CHS

11

The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People
Chapters 1-3 (PDF Here)
Click here to review the full summer reading assignment

AP Psychology

CHS

10/11/12

Myers’ Psychology for the AP Course - Third Ed UPDATED 
Read and take notes on Unit 1, Parts 1-2 (PDF Here)

 

 

 

 

Science

Course

School 

 Grade 

Title and Author

AP Biology

DLS

10

Survival of the Sickest by Dr. Sharon Moalem with J. Prince
(ISBN: 9780060889661)

AP Chemistry

DLS

11/12

Napoleon's Buttons by LeCouteur & Burreson
(ISBN: 9781585423316)

Honors Chemistry

DLS

11/12

The Elements by Theodore Gray
(ISBN: 9781579128951)

 

 

 

 

Health

Course

School 

 Grade 

Title and Author

Health

DLS

9

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
(ISBN: 9870547203881)

Updated May 15, 2023