Summer Reading

2022-23 Summer Reading

Spartanburg District 5 schools require summer reading for all honors English classes. Rising 8th grade English 1 Honors students are expected to read one book over the summer.


Rising 8th Grade Honors English 1 Students

All English 1 Honors students must read the book of his/her choice by the first day of school and take a written test during the first week of the course.  In addition to a written test, students must also be prepared for in-depth group discussion and analysis that leads to a culminating performance task.

  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd 
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys