High School Summer Reading

Summer Reading Books

Summer Reading

Wellesley High School Summer Reading List 2022

Wellesley High School Library Summer Reading List 2022

YALSA Teens’ Top Ten 2021 Books, and 2022 Nominees

New York Times YA Best Sellers


Class Title
12CP (English 143) “The Body” from Different Seasons by Stephen King
12ACP (English 142) The Wall byJohn Lanchester
12H (English 141) The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
21st Century Literature Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
Beyond the Binary

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

*Please follow this link for an important note from the instructors of the course.

Diverse American Voices  The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
World Literature Please read a book of your choice from this list
Evolutions (11/12)

The Evolutions Primer

Please see the Summer Engagement page of the Evolutions website for more information.


Class  Title
11CP (English 133) American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
11 ACP (English 132) The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
11H (English 131)

1984 by George Orwell

Available free online at: https://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/1984.pdf

Evolutions (11/12)

The Evolutions Primer 

Please see the Summer Engagement page of the Evolutions website for more information.


Class Title
10CP (English 123) The Pearl by John Steinbeck
10 ACP (English 122) Please read this letter from the 10ACP team and follow its guidance
10H (English 121)

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

*Note from the 10H teachers: We encourage you to find and follow your reading curiosities and preferences! Check out this list to get you started.


Class Title
9CP (English 113) The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
9ACP (English 112) Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
9H (English 111)

Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Please read one additional book of your choice from any genre you are interested in

Test and College Prep Resources

Teen College Prep Resources