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Summer Reading

Now in its 19th year, Summer Reading for Pleasure and Credit is an optional summer reading program designed to encourage students to develop a love of reading with all of its attending benefits, both academic and personal. The books in this program have been chosen with pleasure reading in mind.

Students who choose to participate and register for the program are required to read three books (book list in right column) and complete a reading response journal. Details and directions are included below as downloads. 

Satisfactory completion of the journal will earn the students one-quarter credit. In addition, students who complete the program satisfactorily will not be required to take their midterm examination in English in January 2017. Optional discussion groups for each book are offered for those students interested in meeting in an informal setting with a teacher/moderator and other students who have read the books.

While there is a fee to cover the cost of the program, there is no fee to attend the book discussions.


Questions should be directed to Ms. Karen Moynihan, Director of Summer Reading at kmoynihan@centralcatholic.net. or Jeanne Burns, Academic Dean at jburns@centralcatholic.net
For questions about TurnItIn.com, please contact Mr. Andrew Nikonchuk, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, at anikonchuk@centralcatholic.net, with any questions.
Be sure to read the updated directions and grading rubric, as well as the reader's guides and sample journal.
2016 Summer Reading Dates
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Director of the Summer Reading Program
Ms. Karen Moynihan
Director of Summer Reading Program
2016 Book List
The book list for all year levels is as follows (with links to Amazon.com). Kindle books and iBooks are also acceptable.
Book 1


Book 2


Book 3