Announcements  |  The National Honor Society offers free tutoring every Monday,

Summer Reading

Dear Parents,

To encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer, the English teachers have selected summer novels for their classes.

Please purchase an unabridged copy of the novel from any bookstore or web site such as Amazon, Books a Million, or Barnes and Noble.  Students should finish reading the novel(s) before the first day of school and should be prepared to take a test, complete an analysis, or write an essay on the novel(s) during the first week or two of school.  




English 7

  • No specific book.  The assignment is detailed in a handout below.
  •  Call of the Wild (Jack London)

English 8

  • Gathering Blue (Lois Lowry)
  • Gathering Blue (Lois Lowry)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)

English I

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Night (Elie Weisel)
  • And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)

English II

  • The Crucible (Arthur Miller)


  • The Crucible (Arthur Miller)
  • Twelve Years a Slave (Solomon Northup)

English III

  • The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkein)
  • A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)

English IV

  • The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
  • The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
  • Ethan Frome (Edith Wharton) ***

   *** Includes English IV AP 

Furthermore, students need to click on the links below to access the reading guides for their assigned novel(s).  Some teachers are providing an assignment that student must complete as they read the book, while other teachers are merely providing explanatory material and outline questions for review. 

Please encourage your child to complete this summer assignment.


Holy Savior Menard English teachers


English 7 Summer Reading Assignment

The Call of the Wild (English 7 Honors)

Gathering Blue (English 8, English 8 Honors)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (English 8 Honors)  

The Hound of the Baskervilles (English I)

Night, And Then There Were None (English I Honors)

The Crucible (English II)

The Crucible, Twelve Years a Slave (English II Honors)

The Hobbit (English III)

A Tale of Two Cities, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (English III Honors)

The Alchemist (English IV, English IV Honors)

Ethan Frome (English IV Honors)