IB Summer Reading Suggestions

IB Suggested Summer Reading Lists

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IB Summer Lists 2014

While we encourage students to read over the summer, there is no “required” reading for IB.  However, we have listed the books that will be read in each grade so you can get a head start if you would like.

Grade 9 Pre-IB

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

“Black Like Me” by John Howard Griffin

“Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck

“Anthem” by Ayn Rand

“Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare

Grade 10 Pre-IB:

“1984” by George Orwell

“Night” by Elie Wisel

“Things Fall Apart” by Chinue Achebe

“The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding

“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini

“Antigone” by Sophocles

“Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare

“Macbeth” by William Shakespeare

Grade 11 IB:

“How to Read Literature Like a Professor” by Thomas Foster

“The Stranger” by Albert Camus                     ISBN 978-0-679-72020-1 Trans. Matthew Ward

“The Sorrow of War” by Bao Ninh                  ISBN 978-157-322-5434  Trans. Phan Thanh Hao

“We” by Yevgeny Zamyatin                             ISBN 978-0-8129-7462-1 Trans. Natasha Randall

“Catcher in the Rye” by JD Salinger                ISBN 0-316-76948-7

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald       ISBN 0-7432-7356-7

“The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath                          ISBN 0-553-27835-5

Grade 12 IB:

“Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton

“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” by Tom Stoppard

“Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller

“Fences” by August Wilson

“A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams

Seniors: Make sure that you are working on your Extended Essay so that you can give your rough to your mentor when school starts. And, send me your resume and college essay so that I can review them and offer you suggestions.

Have a wonderful summer!

-Mrs. Murphy