Reading Lists

High School Summer Reading List

Posted by Mrs Landis on September 20, 2010

We are asking students to read one book that is related to the grade level theme. There are some suggested book titles below, but students are welcome to choose a book not listed here as long as it connects to their class theme.

9th Grade Theme: Connection
What does it mean to be an individual?
What does it mean to be in a community?

Okay for Now, Gary Schmidt
Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness
Buddha Boy, Kath Koja
American Born Chinese, Gene Yang
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell

10th Grade Theme: Our Environment
How does our natural world affect us?
How are we affected by it?

State of Fear, Michael Crichton
The Water Knife, Paulo Bacigalupi
Ecology of Commerce, Paul Hawkin
Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver
Eaarth, Bill McKibben
Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
Hoot, Carl Hiaason

11th Grade Theme: Adventure
How is your book’s adventure similar or dissimilar to your own adventures this summer?
What really is an adventure? Do you have to travel to have an adventure?

A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
The Martian - Andrew Weir
Looking for Alaska, John Green
Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Aron Rolston
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail, Cheryl Strayed

12th Grade Theme: The World Around Us
What is the same or different about growing up in America or in other countries?
How do the cultures we are raised in affect how we react and respond to the world?

Beyond the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo
Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents, Jim Malusa
Wide Open World: How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family’s Lives Forever, John Marshall
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
In the time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez

Middle School Summer Reading List

Posted by Mrs Landis on September 20, 2010

Incoming 5th graders: Wonder by RJ Palacio

Incoming 6th graders:
A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron

Incoming 7th and 8th graders: Choose one
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
Peak by Roland Smith
Uglies by Scott Westerfield
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimon
The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Heat by Mike Lupica
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-stop Cafe
by Fannie Flagg
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary
by Walter Dean Myers
The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Challenge books:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr