Upper School Summer Reading (Summer 2019)

Required Reading:
Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11 | Grade 12 | Advanced Placement

Suggested Reading:
English | Math

Note: All regular 9th, 10th, and 11th grade offerings are available in the bookstore. Last updated on May 24, 2017.

GRADE 9

BRUNSWICK TRUST
    • Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
ENGLISH
    • Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan
MODERN WORLD HISTORY
Students are only required to read Chapters 5-10 on Spirits, Coffee, and Tea.



GRADE 10

BRUNSWICK TRUST
    • Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
ENGLISH
    • Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan
REGULAR U.S. HISTORY



GRADE 11

BRUNSWICK TRUST
    • Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
ENGLISH
    • Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan
REGULAR U.S. HISTORY



GRADE 12

BRUNSWICK TRUST
    • Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
ENGLISH
    • Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT OFFERINGS

NOTE: All students are expected to buy their respective AP books on their own in July when schedules are finalized.

U.S. GOVERNMENT
  • A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Consitution by Carol Berkin
U.S. HISTORY
EUROPEAN HISTORY
  • The Passion of Artemesia: A Novel by Susan Vreeland
WORLD HISTORY
  • A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
  • How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer
ECONOMICS
  • Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan
PSYCHOLOGY
  • Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited by Elise Schein
ART HISTORY
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
    • How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt


Suggested Reading

ENGLISH

The English Department strongly suggests that all students read one or more of the following books in addition to the required read. Teachers will consider giving extra credit to students who read at least one from the following list and who write an essay during the first week of school.
    • Albert Camus: The Plague
    • Anthony Doerr: All the Light We Cannot See
    • Graham Greene: The Power and the Glory
    • William Golding: The Inheritors
    • Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha or Steppenwolf
    • John Irving: The World According to Garp
    • Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall
    • Somerset Maugham: The Razor’s Edge
    • Alan Paton: Cry, the Beloved Country
    • J.D. Salinger: Nine Stories
    • Jack Schaefer: Shane
    • John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces
    • Ivan Turgenev: Fathers and Sons
    • Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse Five
    • Larry Watson: Montana 1948
    • Tobias Wolff: Old School
    • Richard Wright: Black Boy
    • David Wroblewski: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

MATH

The Mathematics Department is not giving required summer reading this year. However, the following books in the fields of math and statistics all make very interesting reading and are highly recommended.

MATH
    • Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics, William Dunham
    • Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem, Simon Singh
    • The Math Instinct: Why You're a Mathematical Genius (Along with Lobsters, Birds, Cats, and Dogs), Keith Devlin
    • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, Edwin A. Abbott
    • The Mathematical Tourist: New and Updated Snapshots of Modern Mathematics, Ivars Peterson
    • Brain Busters! Mind-Stretching Puzzles in Math and Logic, Barry R. Clarke
STATISTICS
    • Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
    • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, Dan Ariely
    • The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, Leonard Mlodinow
    • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven D. Levitt
    • Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart, Ian Ayres

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