2014 Summer Reading List

Rutherford County Schools


9th Grade

Standard and Honors: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

                                Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

                                Take the Stairs by Rory Vaden


Advanced Honors:           Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines

                                      The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

                                      *The Chosen by Chaim Potok

 10th Grade

 Standard and Honors:    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

                                    House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

                                    Animal Farm by George Orwell


Advanced Honors:          *Cry, the Beloved Country  by Alan Paton

                                    A Separate Peace by John Knowles

                                    Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury

                                    Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

 11th Grade

Standard and Honors:    The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,                                                                               an American Slave by Frederick Douglass

                                     The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

                                     *A Diary of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs


Advanced Honors           *Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

And Advanced               *The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Placement:                    *The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien                                           

12th Grade

Standard and Honors:    Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

                                   The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

                                   Dracula by Bram Stoker

                                   This I Believe by Jay Allison (MTSU Collaborative Story)


Advanced Honors            Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

And Advanced                 Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Placement:                      Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

                                     This I Believe by Jay Allison (MTSU Collaborative Study)

*These selections may contain objectionable subject matter


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