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2014-2015 Summer Reading List


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 Required Summer Reading List 2014 – 2015


Grades 11-12

Modeste Mignon, Balzac

On the Eve, Turgenev

Hamlet, Shakespeare


At least one of the next three novels:

Kristin Lavransdatter, Sigrid Undset

Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, Goethe

Don Quixote, Cervantes

Rerum Novarum, Pope Leo XIII


Grades 9-12 Extra Credit

Edmund Campion, Evelyn Waugh

(available to borrow from HFA)


Grades 9-10

Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevsky

The Story of a Soul, St. Therese of Lisieux

Death Comes for the Archbishop, Cather

The Life of Solitude, Petrarch


Grade 8                                                                     Grade 7

Book of Job                                                                Maria Capdeleine, Hemon

Illiad                                                                            Acts of the Apostles

On Old Age,  Cicero                                                  Joan of Arc, Marc Twain

The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy               Up from Slavery, Booker T.  Washington


Grades 7-8 Extra Credit

Anything from J.R. R. Tolkien or

Anne of Green Gables,

L.M. Montgomery


Grade 6

The Gospel of Luke

Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words (Available at HFA)

Tales of Shakespeare, Charles and Mary Lamb

The Long Walk, Lavomir Rawicz


Grade 6 Extra Credit

Treasure Island, Robert Stevenson or

The Princess and Curdie, George MacDonald


Grade 5

The  Gospel of Mark

Dominic Savio, Don Bosco (Available at HFA)

Little Men or Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, unabridged

Johnny Tremaine, Edith Forbes


Grade 4  (Please obtain unabridged copies)

The Gospel of Matthew

St. Isaac and the Indian, Milton Lomask or St. Rose of Lima, Mary Fabyan Windeatt

Treasure Island, R. Stevenson or Caddie Woodlawn, Carol Ryrie Brink


Grade 3                                                                             Grade 2

The Little Flower, M.F. Windeatt                                 Blessed Imelda, M.F. Windeatt

A Door in the Wall, Marguerite de Angeli                  Aesop’s Fables


Notes for K-3

Kindergarteners should re-read “The Duck Book.”  Mrs. Belleville would like to suggest that all incoming 2nd and 3rd graders try to read The Chronicles of Narnia.


Teacher Summer Reading Suggestions

Religion and the Rise of Western Culture, Dawson

Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, Goethe

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