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

The Athletic


Sports Illustrated

Rolling Stone

The Week

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, 

Mrs. Lattin