Summer Reading


The following is a list of the 2017 summer reading required for students enrolled in Ascension Academy. Students should buy their own copies of each title and have these works completely read when they attend class on the first day of school. Each English teacher will test over these assigned titles shortly after school begins, as well as initiate discussion and writing assignments over the assigned titles. These assignments will seriously impact the first six weeks' grade report.

Entering 6th graders: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Entering 7th graders: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

Entering 8th graders: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

Entering 9th graders: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Entering 10th graders: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Entering 11th graders

  • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 
  • The Book of Job from the Bible (King James Version or New American Bible). 
  • This I Believe, Eds. Jay Allison and Dan Gediman selected essays

Entering 12th graders:

 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Any translation, but Burton Raffel is a popular one)