Summer Reading


Honors Summer Reading Assignment

Parent/Guardian Information about Grades 9-12


The Camden County High School English Department encourages all students to read throughout the summer.  Each student registered for honors or AP level English classes is asked to complete a reading assignment(s). The books chosen for each grade level were obtained from a book list with titles selected specifically for the students entering that grade. Students will complete a Summer Reading Assessment at the end of the second week of their honors/AP course. This assessment will count as a test or project grade for that class. 


We believe that students who read over the summer:

  • Maintain or improve reading comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Broaden their experience, knowledge, and understanding of topics that are of personal interest.
  • Experience personal and academic success by developing their literacy skills.
  • Become lifelong readers by choosing a book and reading at their own pace.


Important Things to Know:


  • The student will be expected to read the novel and take notes as necessary. Use your best judgment.
  • Feel free to either hand write or type your notes.


As you review the titles on the summer 9-12 reading lists, please be aware that the school recognizes that students come to us with different backgrounds and experiences.  The book lists include some titles containing mature themes and content that are commonplace to some of our students and will be helpful for them to read as they gain a deeper understanding of the world in which they live.  If you have any concerns about the books, please contact the appropriate teacher listed on the website. 


Thank you,


Amber Davis, CCHS Principal

CCHS English Department


CCHS Honors English Summer Reading Assignment


 9th Grade 

Novel: Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men


10th Grade

Novels: Courtenay, Bryce. The Power Of One.

             Wisel, Elie. Night


11th Grade

Novels: Hansberry, Lorraine, and Nemiroff, Robert. A Raisin in the Sun

             Picoult, Jodi. Nineteen Minutes


12th Grade

Novels: Coehlo, Paulo. The Alchemist

              Orwell, George.  1984



12th Grade AP English Literature

Novels:  Coehlo, Paulo. The Alchemist

              Kingsolver, Barbara. The Poisonwood Bible

              Orwell, George.  1984


*The teacher listed as a contact may or may not be the teacher for that course.  


Please be reminded that you may obtain books from Camden County English teachers, most libraries in the area, as well as the Recycled Reader and Page After Page.