Prerequisite Reading for Honors English 1 and 2

English 1 Honors -
Prerequisite Reading
*****These books will be assessed during the first 2 weeks of class.
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice (Stevenson)
Around the World in 80 days (Verne)
Optional - Anthem (Rand)– If you read this book, take the test, and get a B or higher, you get to replace your lowest test grade with the grade you receive on this test.

Books of the month:
*****These are books you read on your own, then have an assessment on the following month. The dates for the assessments will be given to you by your teacher.
The Glass Menagerie (Williams)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare) (No Fear Shakespeare is acceptable.)
Picture of Dorian Gray (Wilde)
A Raisin in the Sun (Hansberry)


English 2 Honors -
Prerequisite Reading
*****These books will be assessed during the first 2 weeks of class.
1984 (Orwell)
My Sister’s Keeper (Picoult)
Optional - Lord of the Flies (Golding)- If you read this book, take the test, and get a B or higher, you get to replace your lowest test grade with the grade you receive on this test.

Books of the Month
*****These are books you read on your own, then have an assessment on the following month. The dates for the assessments will be given to you by your teacher.
The Worst Hard Times (Egan)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Riggs)
Oedipus Rex AND Oedipus at Colonus (Sophocles)
The Green Mile (King) OR The Book Thief (Zusak)


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