Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest

View summer reading assignments here.

NVD has decided not to issue reading lists this year, with the exception of advanced courses. Students can choose any grade- and school-appropriate book to read over the summer. Our Senior Youth Services Librarian, Miss Kate, has compiled the following lists of recommended titles by grade level. Click a cover to find the book in the catalog and place a request.

Freshmen

The library recommends:

In addition to a book of their choice, students taking Freshman Honors English must also read The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Sophomores

The library recommends:

In addition to a book of their choice, students taking AP Seminar must also read the 2020 Stimulus Materials and any one of the following:

The complete AP Seminar assignment can be found here.

Juniors

The library recommends:

Students taking AP Language & Composition at Northern Valley Demarest must also read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and complete this assignment.

Seniors

The library recommends:

Seniors taking World Mythology & Archetypal Literature must also read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn.

Seniors taking Literature & Philosophy of Asia must also read The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan.

Seniors taking AP English Literature & Composition must also read How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C Foster and The Hours by Michael Cunningham and complete this assignment.