Summer Reading

Download the 2016-2017 Summer Reading Information Sheet here

ALL Standard, Honors, Seminar, and AP English students are required to participate in the summer reading program at Mount Tabor High School.  Depending on the year and level, students may have from one to three books to read and also must complete an assignment on the reading(s). Due dates, book titles, and assignments are all given on the pages to the left for each grade level. Please pay close attention to due dates and directions for all assignments.

If juniors and seniors are taking standard or honors English at the Career Center, they do not have a required summer reading book.

Any student taking Advanced Placement English classes, whether at the Career Center or Mount Tabor, also has summer reading requirements, which are due on the first day of school in August. See the requirements on the junior and senior pages to the left, especially as the Career Center and Mount Tabor may have different reading passages and assignments.

If you have questions or need help, please contact the English Department Chair, Laurie Schaefer at

Summer Reading Books
Copies of all novels are located for check out in the Main Office
Ninth Grade: Standard/Honors: Swallowing Stones (Joyce McDonald)
Seminar: Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Tenth Grade: Standard: Heart of a Samurai (Margi Preus)
Honors: A Long Way Gone (Ishmael Beah)
Seminar: The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
Eleventh Grade: Standard: A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest J. Gaines)
Honors: Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
AP: Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)
Twelfth Grade: Standard: Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
Honors: Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
AP: How to Read Literature Like a Professor (Thomas C. Foster) AND
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien) (Mount Tabor only)
OR Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) (Career Center only)