Our Lady of Mercy Academy
2023 Summer Reading List
FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE: All incoming freshmen and sophomores are required to read THREE of the following works:
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
JUNIOR/SENIOR: All incoming juniors and seniors are required to read THREE
of the following works:
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Tenth Man by Graham Greene
You will be tested on this reading during the first week of school in September. The test will consist of fifteen multiple-choice questions on each of the works you have read. The score you receive will count as 10% of your first quarter English grade.
NOTE: Local bookstores are stocking these works at our request.
If you cannot find the work on the shelf, check for a special summer reading section.