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Summer reading IB HL (incoming Juniors)

 

Summer Reading

IB HL-1 (Juniors) English

Teachers: MS. Marsnik, Mr. Ferris, Mr. Dundon

Directions: Pick 2 of the 3 categories: Non-fiction, Fiction, and Poetry. Select one text from each of your chosen categories and complete the required written response

I. Poetry

Read A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver. Then, write 5 poems. For each poem, write an introduction explaining how Mary Oliver inspired your creation.

II. Non-fiction Selection, Book Report:

A. Write an introductory paragraph explaining why you chose the book you chose, the main idea of the book, what the reading process was like for you, and what the author was trying to communicate.

B. Next, list 10-15 of the most important things you learned from reading this book. Include page numbers for each notation. These can be direct quotations, or paraphrases. Use complete sentences, and number your points. Notes should cover the beginning, middle and end of the book. You can’t include everything, so choose judiciously.

C. Finally, offer your overall opinion of the book. What did you think of the author’s writing style? The material in general? How did this book impact your life? What did you learn that changed the way you think or act?

D. The assessment must be typed.

E. The book assessment should be 2-3 pages in length, 1.5 or double spaced, 12 point font. If your assessment is under 2 pages or if it exceeds 3 pages per book, the highest grade you can receive is a C-.

F. Use a normal, scholastic font.

Non-Fiction Selections:

1. "The Gathering Storm," by Winston Churchill

2. "A Brief History of Time," by Stephen Hawking

3. "Fermat’s Enigma," by Simon Singh

4. "Into Thin Air," by Jon Krakauer

5. "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!" by Richard Feynman

6. "Slouching Towards Bethlehem," by Joan Didion

7. "Random Family," by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

8. "The Lost City of Z," by David Grann

9. "The Year of Magical Thinking," by Joan Didion

10. "Cleopatra: A Life," by Stacy Schiff

11. "Under the Banner of Heaven," by Jon Krakauer

12. "Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football," by David Winner

13. "The Silent Woman," by Janet Malcolm

14. "A Season on the Brink," by John Feinstein

15. "Deeper Into Movies," by Pauline Kael

16. "All the President’s Men," by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

17. "Personal History," by Katharine Graham

18. "Mayflower," by Nathaniel Philbrick

19. "Speak, Memory," by Vladimir Nabokov

20. "On Being Ill," by Virginia Woolf

21. "The Arc of Justice," by Kevin Boyle

22. "The Path to Power," by Robert A. Caro

23. "The Warmth of Other Suns," by Isabel Wilkerson

24. "A Midwife’s Tale," by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

25. "Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist," by Tibor Kalman

26. "Into the Wild," by Jon Krakauer

27. "Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster," by Svetlana Alexievich

28. "The Human Condition," by Hannah Arendt

29. "Nature’s Metropolis," by William Cronon

30. "A Savage War of Peace," by Alistair Horne

31. "Understanding Comics," by Scott McCloud

32. "Moneyball," by Michael Lewis

33. "The Price of the Ticket," by James Baldwin

34. "The Heart That Bleeds," by Alma Guillermoprieto

35. "Is There No Place on Earth for Me?" by Susan Sheehan

36. "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," by Siddhartha Mukherjee

37. "Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America," by Paul Tough

38. "Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction," by David Sheffg

39. "The Invisible Woman: the Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens," by Claire Tomalin

40. "What It Takes," by Richard Ben Cramer

41. "Tears in the Darkness," by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman

42. "Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages," by Phyllis Rose

43. "Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey," by Lillian Schiessel

44. "Marie Antoinette," by Antonia Fraser

45. "In Cold Blood," by Truman Capote

46. "Infidel," by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

47. "Regarding the Pain of Others," by Susan Sontag

48. "The Year of Magical Thinking," by Joan Didion

49. "The Devil’s Teeth," by Susan Casey

50. "Silent Spring," by Rachel Carson

51. "The Gnostic Gospels," by Elaine Pagels

52. "Understanding Media," by Marshall McLuhan

53. "On Photography," by Susan Sontag

54. "Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh," by Irving Stone and Jean Stone

55. "The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America," by Nicholas Lemann

56. "The Journalist and the Murderer," by Janet Malcolm

57. "A Commotion in the Blood," by Stephen S. Hall

58. "Outliers," by Malcolm Gladwell

59. "About a Mountain," by John D’Agata

60. "We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families," by Philip Gourevitch

61. "The Perfect Storm," by Sebastian Junger

62. "Hiroshima," by John Hersey

63. "U and I," by Nicholson Baker

64. "A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again," by David Foster Wallace

65. "Discipline and Punish," by Michael Foucault

66. "Mexico: Biography of Power," by Enrique Krauze

67. "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson

68. "My Life in France" by Julia Child

69. "West with the Night" by Beryl Markhan

70. "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly

71. "Women and Economics" by Charlotte P. Gilman

72. "I know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou

73. "The Liar’s Club" by Mary Karr

74. "Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir" by Joyce Johnson

75. "Holding our World Together: Ojibwe Women and Survival of Community" by Brenda Child

76. "The Hemingses of Monticello" by Anette Gorda Reed

77. "IDA- A Sword Among Liars" by Paula J. Gidding

78. "The Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Campbell

79. "The Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston

80. "Georgia O’Keefe: A life" by Roxanna Robinson

81. "No Ordinary Time" by Doris Keanns Goodwin

82. "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Frieda

83. "Her Last Death" by Susanna Sonnenberg

84. "Personal History" by Katharine Graham

85. "Lakota Woman" by Mary Crow Dog

86. "I, Rigoberta Menchu" by Rigoberta Menchu

III.Fiction Selection, Creative Options:

These are more in the nature of pastiche, where the style of the original writing is consciously imitated. The assignment must be preceded by a critical rationale which is called the Statement of Intent. Here you should outline briefly what you did. You must also explain why you have chosen to respond this way to the text. This element of your Statement of Intent allows you to comment about what has moved you to accomplish this creative exercise and how doing it illuminated some aspect of the text, and enhanced your appreciation of the original work.

A. The insertion of a new scene, or the addition a scene or chapter to the end of the work

The adaptation of the "story" of the original into another form, such as dramatic monologue, scriptural narrative, folk tale, myth, or similar.

B. Shifting the story to an entirely different cultural setting might be another option, always with attention to appropriateness.

C. The creation of a dramatic monologue or a conversation between two characters from different works you’ve studied.

D. The diary of a character. Here you must be very careful that you do not simply provide a narrative account of events told by a character. This can be a challenging assignment in which what you write must be well rationalized as adding to or illuminating some aspect of the work.

1. ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand

2. THE FOUNTAINHEAD by Ayn Rand

3. THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien

4. 1984 by George Orwell

5. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

6. CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller

7. DUNE by Frank Herbert

8. THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS by Robert Heinlein

9. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Robert Heinlein

10. A TOWN LIKE ALICE by Nevil Shute

11. BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley

12. GRAVITY’S RAINBOW by Thomas Pynchon

13. THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck

14. SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut

15. GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell

16. LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding

17. SHANE by Jack Schaefer

18. TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM by Nevil Shute

19. A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving

20. THE STAND by Stephen King

21. THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN by John Fowles

22. THE WORM OUROBOROS by E.R. Eddison

23. THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner

24. LOLITA by Vladimir Nabokov

25. MOONHEART by Charles de Lint

26. ABSALOM, ABSALOM! by William Faulkner

27. OF HUMAN BONDAGE by W. Somerset Maugham

28. WISE BLOOD by Flannery O’Connor

29. UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry

30. FIFTH BUSINESS by Robertson Davies

31. SOMEPLACE TO BE FLYING by Charles de Lint

32. ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac

33. HEART OF DARKNESS by Joseph Conrad

34. YARROW by Charles de Lint

35. AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS by H.P. Lovecraft

36. ONE LONELY NIGHT by Mickey Spillane

37. MEMORY AND DREAM by Charles de Lint

38. THE MOVIEGOER by Walker Percy

39. TRADER by Charles de Lint

40. THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams

41. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers

42. BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy

43. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess

44. ON THE BEACH by Nevil Shute

45. A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce

46. GREENMANTLE by Charles de Lint

47. ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card

48. THE LITTLE COUNTRY by Charles de Lint

49. THE RECOGNITIONS by William Gaddis

50. STARSHIP TROOPERS by Robert Heinlein

51. THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway

52. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving

53. SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by Ray Bradbury

54. THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson

55. AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner

56. TROPIC OF CANCER by Henry Miller

57. INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison

58. THE WOOD WIFE by Terri Windling

59. THE MAGUS by John Fowles

60. THE DOOR INTO SUMMER by Robert Heinlein

61. ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE by Robert Pirsig

62. I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves

63. THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London

64. AT SWIM-TWO-BIRDS by Flann O’Brien

65. FARENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury

66. ARROWSMITH by Sinclair Lewis

67. WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams

68. NAKED LUNCH by William S. Burroughs

69. THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER by Tom Clancy

70. GUILTY PLEASURES by Laurell K. Hamilton

71. THE PUPPET MASTERS by Robert Heinlein

72. IT by Stephen King

73. V. by Thomas Pynchon

74. DOUBLE STAR by Robert Heinlein

75. CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY by Robert Heinlein

76. BRIDESHEAD REVISITED by Evelyn Waugh

77. LIGHT IN AUGUST by William Faulkner

78. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST by Ken Kesey

79. A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway

80. THE SHELTERING SKY by Paul Bowles

81. SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION by Ken Kesey

82. MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather

83. MULENGRO by Charles de Lint

84. SUTTREE by Cormac McCarthy

85. MYTHAGO WOOD by Robert Holdstock

86. ILLUSIONS by Richard Bach

87. THE CUNNING MAN by Robertson Davies

88. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

89. Rasselas by Samual Johnson

90. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

91. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Persig

92. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

93. Candide by Voltaire

94. The Stranger by Albert Camus