SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THE CLASS OF 2019

SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT FOR THE CLASS OF 2019

Much research indicates that if you read during the summer, you are more likely to do better academically during the school year. We want you to read a great deal. We also want you to read a few books more carefully, using the strategies you have been practicing in your classes all year long.

The following assignment is mandatory; your new advisor will collect it in September. The assignment will count [heavily] toward your advisory grade in the fall term. Make sure you follow the below instructions carefully when completing the assignment.

Read at least one novel from the list of “Classics” or “Contemporary Fiction” and one book of poetry or a graphic novel from the lists “Poetry” or “Graphic Novels.” This is a total of two books. We strongly recommend that for the “Classics” list you talk to people around you to get recommendations. Some additional stipulations:

You may not choose a book that has been assigned to you during your time at BSGE.

For each book:

  1. Identify the 5 moments that struck you the most. They should be evenly distributed throughout the text. Copy them out FULLY, by hand (1-5 sentences) and for each, respond:
  • What is being said?
  • What struck you?
  • What is the effect?
  • What multiple literary features are used to create this effect?
  • Analyze literary features in depth
  • What might be the author’s purpose?
  • What ideas, concepts or themes are being addressed by implication (not explicitly)? Substantiate.
  1. Do a creative response to a moment for the assigned reading (samples are attached): Sample Language A Summer assignment entries (1)

Cartoons

Analogies

Graphics

Sketches

Mind maps /thinking maps /illustrated concepts

Paraphrases

Annotated illustrations/sketches/clip art

T-chart

Venn diagrams or other graphic organizers

Metaphorical representations of ideas, symbols, concepts

Mosaics of visuals and words to represent similarities, differences, and important concepts

Postcards—create them to summarize information with visuals to activate visual learning

Journals from character or narrator perspectives

Brainstorming

Concept maps/flow charts

Analyze motif, symbol, strand of imagery in the chapter and the role it plays in developing meaning in the chapter

Compare books to movies, books, etc.

Character profiles

Draw the character

Identify patterns and illustrate

 

Classics List

DUBLINERS by James Joyce

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

LOLITA
by Vladimir Nabokov

THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner

CATCH-22
by Joseph Heller

SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence

UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry

THE WAY OF ALL FLESH by Samuel Butler

I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf

AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Theodore Dreiser

THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER by Carson McCullers

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut

INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison

APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA by John O’Hara

U.S.A.(trilogy)
by John Dos Passos

WINESBURG, OHIO by Sherwood Anderson

A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E.M. Forster

THE WINGS OF THE DOVE by Henry James

THE GOOD SOLDIER by Ford Madox Ford

SISTER CARRIE by Theodore Dreiser

A HANDFUL OF DUST by Evelyn Waugh

AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner

ALL THE KING’S MEN by Robert Penn Warren

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN by James Baldwin

THE SECRET AGENT by Joseph Conrad

NOSTROMO
by Joseph Conrad

TROPIC OF CANCER by Henry Miller

THE NAKED AND THE DEAD by Norman Mailer

PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT by Philip Roth

PALE FIRE
by Vladimir Nabokov

LIGHT IN AUGUST by William Faulkner

ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac

PARADE’S END by Ford Madox Ford

THE AGE OF INNOCENCE by Edith Wharton

ZULEIKA DOBSON by Max Beerbohm

THE MOVIEGOER by Walker Percy

DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP by Willa Cather

MAIN STREET by Sinclair Lewis

THE HOUSE OF MIRTH by Edith Wharton

A HOUSE FOR MR BISWAS by V.S. Naipaul

THE DAY OF THE LOCUST by Nathanael West

A FAREWELL TO ARMS by Ernest Hemingway

THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE by Muriel Spark

A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E.M. Forster

THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH by Saul Bellow

ANGLE OF REPOSE by Wallace Stegner

A BEND IN THE RIVER by V.S. Naipaul

THE DEATH OF THE HEART by Elizabeth Bowen

LORD JIM
by Joseph Conrad

RAGTIME
by E.L. Doctorow

MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN by Salman Rushdie

IRONWEED
by William Kennedy

THE MAGUS by John Fowles

WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys

UNDER THE NET by Iris Murdoch

SOPHIE’S CHOICE by William Styron

THE SHELTERING SKY by Paul Bowles

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE by James M. Cain

Middlemarch by George Eliot

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Moby Dick
by Herman Melville

Beloved
by Toni Morrison

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

Mrs. Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Emma
by Jane Austen

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe

Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Tom Jones
by Henry Fielding

Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley

Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Scarlet Letter
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

Light in August
by William Faulkner

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Lucky Jim
by Kingsley Amis

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Wings of the Dove by Henry James

The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor by Flannery O’Connor

American Pastoral by Philip Roth

Money
by Martin Amis

The Jungle
by Upton Sinclair

The Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

White Noise
by Don DeLillo

Call It Sleep by Henry Roth

A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Winesburg, Ohio
by Sherwood Anderson

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

Atonement
by Ian McEwan

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

Housekeeping
by Marilynne Robinson

Naked Lunch
by William Burroughs

Ragtime
by E.L. Doctorow

Pale Fire
by Vladimir Nabokov

Washington Square by Henry James

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

 

Contemporary Fiction List

White Teeth By Zadie Smith

On Beauty
By Zadie Smith

The Corrections
By Jonathan Franzen

Freedom
By Jonathan Frazen

Absurdistan Gary Shteyngart

Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Under the Net by Iris Murdoch

Benito Cereno
by Herman Melville

The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever

Swamplandia by Karen Russell

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

Gilead
 by Marilynne Robinson

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
 by Michael Chabon

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Drown by Junot Diaz

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

The Road
 by Cormac McCarthy

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

Lullaby
 by Chuck Palahniuk

World’s End by T. C. Boyle

Pastoralia by George Saunders

Tenth of December by George Saunders

Civilwarland in Bad Decline by George Saunders

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin

The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht

Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

Birds of America by Lorrie Moore

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

Possession by A. S. Byatt

Foe
 by J. M. Coetzee

Disgrace
 by J. M. Coetzee

The Known World by Edward P Jones

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser

Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver

Music for Torching by A. M. Homes

Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Open City by Teju Cole

The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

 

Poetry List*

*you must read a whole book of poetry by one of the poets below

Walt Whitman

Emily Dickinson

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Robert Frost

William Carlos Williams

  1. S. Eliot

ee cummings

Theodore Roethke

Elizabeth Bishop

Randall Jarrell

Denise Levertov

Donald Justice

Robert Bly

Robert Creeley

Allen Ginsberg

Frank O’Hara

Donald Hall

Anne Sexton

Adrienne Rich

Gary Snyder

Sylvia Plath

Mark Strand

Michael S. Harper

Yusef Komunyakaa

Rita Dove

Seamus Heaney

Langston Hughes

Derek Walcott

Sharon Olds

Mark Doty

Robert Lowell

Louise Bogan

Louise Gluck

Paul Muldoon

Frank Bidart

Maya Angelou

Marianne Moore

Stanley Kunitz

John Berryman

Audre Lorde

 

 

Graphic Novel List

Tank Girl by Alan C Martin and Jamie Hewlett

Epileptic by David B.

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware

Building Stories by Chris Ware

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Palestine by Joe Sacco

Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995 by Joe Sacco

Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

Maus by Art Spiegelman

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