How should I annotate my GCSE English Lit books?Watch
use colours if you want to make it bold
look at the themes - you can colour code and annotate different ideas
identify characters and their specific traits
when you say you've received the books, do you mean the school gave you them? if so, annotations should be done in pencil and i'd recommend using post it notes to mark important pages/scenes. underline/highlight key quotes and relevant moments in the text. i wouldn't recommend doing lots of annotations in the summer as you'll be likely going through the books with your teacher anyway in class.
And yeah that’s what i did for pride and prejudice.
Good luck! x
Also it might be useful to keep a running list of key quotes under certain characters/chapters/themes as you go along - it'll save you a lot of time later.