READ a book(s). CHAT about what you read. WIN prizes.


NEW this summer: To encourage students to continue reading over the summer, the Wheaton North English Department and the Wheaton North LLC invite students to read great books of their choice all summer! Once school begins again in August, any students who have read over the summer will be invited to a casual lunchtime chat about what they read. Ice cream and awesome door prizes - including parking passes, Homecoming tickets, Prom tickets, and gift cards - will be given to students who attend and participate in this lunchtime book chat.

QUESTIONS? Please contact the English Department Chair, Mrs. Blazier, or the LLC Director, Mrs. Pigoni.

LOOKING FOR GREAT BOOKS? Check out the 2019 Illinois Teen Readers’ Choice Award Nominees and the Wheaton North Overdrive eBook & Audiobook Collection!


The following courses require summer reading. The book titles and related assignments are below.



Freshman A

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

Advanced Freshman English Summer Reading Letter 2018

Advanced Freshman English Summer Reading Assignment 2018


Sophomore A

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Advanced Sophomore English Summer Reading Letter 2018


AP Language and Composition (11th grade)

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

AP Language and Composition Summer Reading Letter 2018


AP Literature and Composition (12th grade)

Required: Candide by Voltaire & All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

Suggested: How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

AP Literature and Composition Summer Reading Letter 2018




AP Chemistry 2018


AP Environmental Science 2018


AP Physics 2018




APUSH Summer Assignments & Info 2018

APUSH Summer Reading Packet Ch. 1-2 2018