2016 Summer Reading Lists
2016 Summer Reading Lists
Summer Reading

The following are summer reading requirements for select CHS courses:


10th Grade Pre-AP

  • Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (NOTE: There is rather difficult colloquial dialogue in this novel; therefore, some might find it helpful to find an audio reading online and follow along in your text.)


There is no written assignment. Read and be prepared to begin discussion on the first day of school.




AP Language and Composition

  • Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot

  • A Gathering of Old Men  by Ernest J. Gaines


There is no written assignment. Read and be prepared to begin discussing/sharing on the first day of school. If you have any questions, feel free to email jcalahan@cullmancats.net



AP Literature and Composition

Over the summer, read the following books:

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

  • Brave New World​​ by Aldous Huxley

  • The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad (NOTE: This book will most likely be published in conjunction with Heart of Darkness -- we will read Heart of Darkness during the school year, so you will need that one, too; however, you are only required to read The Secret Sharer over the summer.)


There is no written assignment. Read and be prepared to discuss and take a reading quiz the first week of school.