Suggested Summer Reading

  • Summer Reading


    Middle School Summer Reading (6-8)

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    The middle school teachers in the English Language Arts Department at Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies would like to strongly encourage all of our students to continue reading for pleasure during the summer months. Reading will increase your child’s vocabulary, reading will assist your child in becoming a better writer, and ultimately both skills will impact ACT scores, SAT scores, and college readiness.

    Linked here you will find our recommended reading list for the summer of 2020. These titles are not required reading. Take your child to the library or book store and encourage them to seek out books that they will enjoy.

    Haynes Academy ELA Department
    Middle School

    High School Suggested Summer Reading List

    There are no mandatory novels for English I, II, III, or IV (if you are looking for the Advanced Placement English Literature summer reading, please see the section below). However, if you would like your child to read something this summer, here are two lists: one is a suggested list of the most frequently used classics on the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Exam, and the other is a link to Printz Young Adult Award winning novels. Again, this is not mandatory, and if you choose to read one of the novels from the link provided, there are no forms to fill out nor will there be a test of any sort when you child attends school in the fall.


    Advanced Placement English Literature Summer Reading

    Advanced Placement Literature and Composition (OPTIONAL reading). If you feel like you don’t know where to begin when analyzing literature, I highly recommend reading this book. However, there will be no assessment on this work.

    How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster