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Summer Reading at MBA: Eleventh Grade

Information on summer reading for all grades, including the all-school read.

Eleventh Grade Summer Reading

Summer Reading Requirement – Eleventh Grade

I.  Each rising eleventh-grader is required to read Claire Keegan's Small Things Like These. This novel will be quizzed the first week of school and will be the basis of the year’s first theme. While reading, jot down character and place names, the key events in each chapter, and, if you own the book, underline passages that you think are essential to character and thematic development.

II.  All School Read for 2024-25: Each boy in grades seven through twelve is required to read James Clear's Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones.

III.  Each student will also read one book from the list below. Early in the year, students will write a short in-class essay on a topic from this book.  Please have access to a copy of this novel when school starts.

Aravind Adiga, White Tiger

Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim

Ian M. Banks, Consider Phlebas

Pat Barker, Regeneration

Julian Barnes, A Sense of an Ending

David Mitchell, Slade House

Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

E.M.  Forster, A Room with a View

Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm          

Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

Ian McEwan, Saturday          

Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters  

Bruce Holsinger, A Burnable Book 

Susannah Clarke, Piranesi