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English II Honors/Pre-AP/AP

Okeechobee High School 2019 Summer Reading List for English II Honors (NOT Pre-AP)

Students are to read Lord of the Flies by William Golding and one of the other novels listed in Column B.  Both novels should be completed BEFORE the first day of their sophomore year.  Students will be expected to complete a project, a test, and a debate on their novels within the first two weeks of school. If you have any questions over the summer, contact Mr. Talas at  


Column A (All students must read)

Column B (choose one)


Lord of the Flies by William Golding

I know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

For students entering English II Honors/ Pre-AP (sophomore): Ms. Davis

Bulfinch’s Mythology  (UNABRIDGED EDITION)                                                                                          

(NOTE: Edition chosen should be UNABRIDGED and include “The Age of Fable”/ “The Age of Chivalry”/ “Legends of Charlemagne”; the final selection should be “Ogier, the Dane”; Students should read entire book.)


For students entering Advanced Placement Language and Composition (junior): Mr. Leidy

Aristotle’s The Art of Rhetoric (Penguin Classic Edition Suggested)                                                     


For students entering Advanced Placement Literature and Composition (senior):

Author                                      Title                                      

Burgess, Anthony                      A Clockwork Orange                                                                                      

Dickens, Charles                       Tale of Two Cities                                                            

Faulkner, William                      The Sound and the Fury                                

Huxley, Aldous                          Brave New World                                            

Maugham, W. Somerset             Of Human Bondage                                                                       

Morrison, Toni                           Beloved                                                                                               

Vonnegut, Kurt                         Slaughterhouse Five