Central Dauphin High School

437 Piketown Road Harrisburg, PA 17112 • 717.703.5360

Quality to the Core

Suggested Summer Reading Selections with additional works of non-fiction

9th Grade

Child Called It (series)

A Court of Thorns and Roses

An Ember in the Ashes

Divergent (series)

The Fault in Our Stars

Inherit the Wind

Looking for Alaska

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

The Martian Chronicles

The Maze Runner (series)

October Sky

The Outsiders

Paper Towns

Saint Anything

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

10th Grade

The Book Thief

This Boy’s Life

The First Part Last

The Color Purple

Dorothy Must Die

East of Eden

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Farewell to Arms

The Glass Menagerie

Huckleberry Finn

The Grapes of Wrath

Red Queen

The Reivers

Out of My Mind



11th Grade

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime


Far from the Madding Crowd


Into Thin Air

Jane Eyre

Native Son


Pride and Prejudice

Sense and Sensibility

The Shell Seekers

Tom Jones

The Lovely Bones


The Woodlanders

The Secret Life of Bees


Animal Farm

12th Grade

The Alchemist

All the Light You Cannot See


The Language of Flowers

Shanghai Girls

Daughter of Fortune

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


We Were Liars

The Kitchen God’s Wife

Memoirs of a Geisha

Orphan Train

Sarah’s Key

Saving Fish from Drowning



A Prayer for Owen Meany Suggested Summer Reading Selections with additional works of non-fiction


The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Color of Water by James McBride

Jim Thorpe: The Original All-American by Joseph Bruchac

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—And How It Can Renew America

by Thomas Friedman

The Signal and the Noise : Why Most Predictions Fail – but Some Don't by Nate Silver

Nickel and Dimed: On Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Glass Castles by Jeannette Walls

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai