The summer reading lists at America's most prestigious private schools
For many people, the summer months symbolize pleasure reading at its best.
It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.
But students at America's most prestigious private schools must still endure the rigors of homework during their summer vacations with a little reading — some required, some merely recommended. The titles cover issues such as war, sexuality, and racial history.
Check out the reading lists of rising seniors at reputable private schools across the US:
The Hotchkiss School — Lakeville, Connecticut
Students must read three books of their choosing plus the required items below:
Read (novel) — ""The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien
Watch — "The Hunger Games" (2012)
Read (poem) — "A Work of Artifice," by Marge Piercy
Trinity School — New York, New York
Students can choose to read one or more of the books on the list below and then participate in informal discussion groups in the fall:
Deerfield Academy — Deerfield, Massachusetts
Students must read four books that they choose from a list of over 50. Titles on the list include:
The Harker School — San Jose, California
English teachers at the school put together the following list of recommended summer reading:
Ransom Everglades School — Miami, Florida
Choate Rosemary Hall — Wallingford, Connecticut
The Lawrenceville School — Lawrenceville, New Jersey
The College Preparatory School — Oakland, California
Faculty members at the school put together a list of recommended summer reading. Here are some of their picks:
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