Summer Reading 2018-19

All students attending TOPS next year will be required to participate in a summer reading project. Basically, students will read a novel over the summer and be asked to complete an assignment regarding that novel when they take their English class next fall or spring. However, because it can be frustrating to read a novel by yourself and be expected to understand it, we are creating a course in Canvas singularly devoted to giving you all the opportunity to discuss the book and get questions about the novel answered while you read. Additional details will be forthcoming.

We want to give students the opportunity to either acquire their own copy of the book or borrow a digital copy from us, so we are asking every new student to look over the list below and, if you are a rising freshman, junior, or senior, choose your book. If you are a new student and would like for TOPS to provide you with a digital copy of the book, please email Dr. Eubanks at

Students returning to TOPS will have had the option to choose and request their summer reading books through a survey that took place during the spring semester.

Project options will be published under each grade band and are forthcoming.


Night by Elie Wiesel

Freshmen project options will be forthcoming.


Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Sophomore project options will be forthcoming.


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Junior project options will be forthcoming.


The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Senior project options will be forthcoming.