The Following selections were made for Queen of Peace High School students of varying
English levels. The books selected are from a list commonly found on college entrance, ACT,
SAT, and other qualifying exams. Each student is to SELECT ONE title FROM THE GRADE
APPROPRIATE LIST to complete the in class assignment when they return to school in the
fall. Students can, and are encouraged to prepare their response, and bring their books and notes,
come the start of the 2015-2016 year (See attached for the in class assignment question).
Students are also required to complete the attached literary terms packet, which will be found under Summer Reading on QPHS webpage along with the Essay instructions and this book list!!
Rising Seniors: (class of 2017)
The Plague- Albert Camus
A Doll’s House- Henrik Ibsen
Everything is Illuminated- Jonathan Safran Foer
Atonement- Ian McEwan
Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison
Rising Seniors(Project Acceleration-class 2017)
Between the World and Me- Ta Nehisi Coates
Nausea- Jean Paul Sartre
The Handmaids Tale- Margaret Atwood
Six Characters in Search of an Author- Luigi Pirandello
Civilization and It's Discontents- Sigmund Freud
The Republic- Plato
Rising Juniors: (class of 2018)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams
The Origin of Species- Charles Darwin
The Screwtape Letters- C.S. Lewis
Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
The Woman in Black- Susan Hill
An Ember in the Ashes- Sabaa Tahir
Waiting for Godot- Samuel Beckett
Rising Sophomores: (Class of 2019)
The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain
Turn of the Screw- Henry James
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian- Sherman Alexie
The Fault in Our Stars- John Green
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl- Paige McKenzie
Incoming Freshmen: (Class of 2020)
Eyes of the Dragon- Stephen King
Speak- Laurie Halse Anderson
The Time Machine- H.G. Wells
Life as we Knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer
Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini
The Book Thief-Markus Zusak