School Required Reading Lists

Kingsport City Schools Summer Reading List: 2016-2017

Please select at least one book from the appropriate list below. Parents: please use parental discretion when helping your child select summer reading books.


6th Grade Summer Reading List (Choose one from the list below)

  • 11 Birthdays – Wendy Mass
  • Heat – Mike Lupica
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell
  • The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
  • The Running Dream – Wendelin Van Draannen
  • Woods Runner – Gary Paulsen

7th Grade Summer Reading List (Choose one from the list below)

  • Chains – Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Cinder – Marissa Meyer
  • The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
  • Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer – John Grisham
  • Titanic: Voices from the Disaster – Deborah Hopkinson
  • Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

8th Grade Summer Reading List (Choose one from the list below)

  • Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys
  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • The Contender – Robert Lipsyte
  • The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
  • Milkweed – Jerry Spinelli
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

Dobyns-Bennett High School Summer Reading List: 2016-2017

From the appropriate lists below, choose one book, unless noted, to read over the summer. Summer reading selections will be assessed during the first nine weeks through essay or project based methods.


 9th Grade Summer Reading List (Read the following)

  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

10th Grade Summer Reading List

10 CP (Choose one from the list below)

  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • Enclave – Anne Aguirre

10 Pre-AP (Read the Following)

  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

11th Grade Summer Reading List

11 CP (Choose one from the list below)

  • The Greatest Generation – Tom Broakaw
  • The Story Teller – Jodi Picoult
  • Life is So Good – George Dawson
  • Have a Little Faith – Mitch Albom
  • The Traveler’s Gift – Andy Andrews

11 Pre-AP (Read the Following)

  • The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

11 AP

Students enrolled in Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (11 AP English) are expected to read:

  • The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

In addition, students should read one of the following nonfiction selections:

  • Endurance – Alfred Lansing
  • I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban – Malala Yousafzai
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend – Laura Hillenbrand

12th Grade Summer Reading List

12 CP (Choose one from the list below)

  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

12 AP

Students enrolled in Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (12 AP English) must read both:

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor – Thomas C. Foster

Sullivan North High School Summer Reading List: 2016-2017

9th Grade

Guantanamo Boy – Anna Perera

10th Grade

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

11th Grade

October Sky – Homer Hickam

12th Grade

No required reading for General 12th grade English.


Sullivan Central High School Summer Reading List: 2016-2017

9th Grade

October Sky – Homer Hickam

10th Grade

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

11th Grade

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

12th Grade (AP)

How to Read Literature Like a Professor – Thomas C. Foster