Student Summer Reading

In addition to the All-School Read, Middlesex students will be diving into a wide array of literature this summer. Here are the summer reading assignments by class:

Incoming Freshmen (Class IV)

The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston

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Sophomores (Class III)

A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

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Juniors (Class II)

Lies My Teacher Told Meby James W. Loewen

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Seniors (Class I)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera

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Choose one of the following novels:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun

Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Don Delillo, White Noise

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Louise Erdrich, The Round House

William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son

James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist a Young Man

Karl Ove Knausgaard, My Struggle, Vol. 1

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Toni Morrison, Beloved

Iris Murdoch, The Bell

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Richard Wright, Native Son

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