"Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't." - Mark Twain
The purpose of Summer Reading at Randolph is two-fold. First, we strive to encourage the habit of reading for pure enjoyment. By having students select something they want to read over the summer and then discussing it as a group in August, we hope to engender a community of intellectual exchange and dialogue.
Second, we endeavor to link students' reading experiences to their fall learning activities. Students are encouraged to take notes or journal about their reading.
The English Department does not permit the use of print or electronic study guides (for example, SparkNotes or CliffsNotes). These type of guides may NEVER be used as a substitute for the assigned reading. Use of such study aids is considered “unauthorized assistance” and therefore an Honor Code violation. Maintain your academic integrity by doing your own work --- read the assigned text and generate original ideas about the reading.
Barnes and Noble will be informed of our Summer Reading titles for stocking purposes, but book purchases may be made anywhere.
Rising 9th: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck * Rising 10th: Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
Rising 11th: Serial Podcast (Season One) https://serialpodcast.org/season-one
Rising 12th: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
In addition to your REQUIRED reading for English, please select a Themed Box below. Complete two of the three items in the Themed Box. For example, for Mythology, read both books, or read one book and listen to the podcast. We will gather as groups in August to discuss the reading.