Summer Reading List

Summer Reading 2013

Literature Genre 101 (3 total: 2 required; 1 choice)

Title Author
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
The Lottery and Other Short Stories Shirley Jackson

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton
A Wrinkle in Time Medeleine L'Engle

Literature Genre 202 (4 total: 3 required; 1 choice)

Title Author
A Separate Peace John Knowles
Inherit the Wind Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee
I know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou

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The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien
For One More Day Mitch Albom
Chasing the Dream Joe Torre

American Literature 202 (4 total: 3 required; 1 choice)

Title Author
Tuesdays With Morrie Mitch Albom
Close to Shore Michael Capuzzo
Travels With Charley John Steinbeck

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The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
God on the Starting Line Marc Bloom
A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry

British Literature 303 (5 total: 4 required; 1 choice)

Title Author
To Sir With Love E.R. Braithwaite
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Rebecca Dephne duMaurier
Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys

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Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt
2001: A Space Odssey C. Clarke

World Literature 303 (5 total: 4 required; 1 choice

Title Author
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
A Long Way Gone Ishmael Beah
The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros
Into Thin Air Jon Krakauer

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Touching my Father's Soul: A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest Jamling Tenzing Norgay
Kon-Tiki Thor Heyerdahl
Wind, Sand and Stars Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Endurance: Shackelton's Incredible Voyage Alfred Lansing
Persepolis Marjane Satrapi
The Dante Club Matthew Pearl
Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie
The White Tiger Aravind Adiga
Myths to Live By or Mythic Imagination: Collected Short Fiction Joseph Campbell
Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton
100 Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes
The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy
The Name of the Rose William Weaver
Years of Wonders Geraldine Brooks
The Bookseller of Kabul Asne Seierstad

English 1 - Seton Hall University

Title Author
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language Steven Pinker

Great Books II - Seton Hall University

Title Author
Othello Shakespeare
Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston
An Enemy of the People Henrik Ibsen
Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller
The Glass Menagerine Tennessee Williams

English Composition: The Writing Process - Brookdale Community College

Title Author
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing Michael Harvey

The Short Story - Brookdale Community College

Title Author
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: a Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines Thomas Foster

Introduction to Literature - Brookdale Communty College
  • Read at least 8 stories from The Best Short Stories of the Century edited by John Updike
  • Go to and register for the Poem a Day. Read the poem that arrives in your inbox each day over the summer
  • Outliers or Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
In addition, read one of the following:
Title Author
The Elegance of the Hedgehog Muriel Barbarry
Holidays in Hell P.J. O'Rourke
The Tree Where Man Was Born Peter Mattheissen
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lax Rebecca Skloot
The Book Thief Markus Zusak
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
Ten Little Indians Agatha Christie
Myths to Live By or Mythic Imagination: Collected Short Fiction Joseph Campbell
The Color Purple Alice Walker
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
13 Reasons Why Jay Asher
Like Water for Chocolate Laura Esquivel
The Red Tent Anita Diamant
The Dark Tower series Stephen King
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