AP English Language and Composition Summer Reading Assignment 2023-2024
AP English Language and Composition
Summer Reading Assignment 2023-2024 School Year
There is no summer reading assignment for AP English Language and Composition. If you want to get ahead over the summer, the best thing you can do is read. AP Lang focuses mostly on non-fiction, so read non-fiction on topics that interest you. Although books are best, any reading will be beneficial to you. Below you will find a list of things that I suggest you read if you need help finding something.
Educated by Tara Westover
The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won’t Do by Gabriel Thomas
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Junction Boys by Jim Dent
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series by Eliot Asinof
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tilman by Jon Krakauer
Any Newspaper or News Magazine including, but not limited to:
New York Times
Dallas Morning News
If you are interested in reading the news, but feel overwhelmed by the choices on the previous page, I recommend that you subscribe to a news aggregator like The Donut (my personal favorite) or The Flip Side.
If you follow news or long form TikTock, when you run across an interesting video that has an article linked, follow the link and read the article. Podcasts and TedTalks can also be useful to you. On the AP test, the more background knowledge you have, the better you will do, so stay curious.
I am looking forward to working with you next year.
Have a great summer,