Question of the Week #73: Summer Reading Lists
Many students have summer reading assignments to complete. What's on your summer reading list?
I haven't set one up yet.... Any suggestions for an 9yo reading 6-7th grade level?
Jun 1, 2010 12:34 pm
The Sookie Stackhouse books--starting with #2.
Jun 1, 2010 1:34 pm
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson and Shanghi Girls by Lisa See
Jun 1, 2010 3:18 pm
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. This is for 9th grade Honors English.
Jun 2, 2010 5:09 am
Shanghi Girls by Lisa See
Jun 3, 2010 6:54 am
a bunch of graphic novels / comic books, Infinite Jest!
Jun 3, 2010 12:30 pm
Im not sure for this, but just try,
• “The Great Gatsby”
• “Catch 22”
• “Moby Dick”
• “The Count of Monte Cristo”
• “A Tale of Two Cities”
Jun 3, 2010 11:46 pm
- The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
- A whole pile of trashy chick lit during my week on the beach!
Jun 4, 2010 4:48 pm
"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller
"Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway
"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"
Jun 5, 2010 4:52 pm
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Jun 7, 2010 1:53 am
Great to see a few of you are planning to read Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go--it's one of my favorite books. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
I'm finishing up Wolf Hall right now and then plan to read The Matterhorn. Not sure what I'll check out after that.
Jun 7, 2010 10:38 am
by MaggieH (admin)
My book club has assigned me War and Peace and American Prometheus...
Pretty heavy stuff for the summer! I hope I make it through at least one of them!!
Jun 7, 2010 11:58 am
Although I finally have a summer when school isn't assigning me a summer reading list, I put together my own just for fun. The Count of Monte Cristo (over halfway done), C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, and Lord of the Rings.
Jun 28, 2010 2:30 pm
Girl who kicked the hornet's nest
Prince of mist
Jun 28, 2010 6:01 pm
I'm currently reading "The Fourth of July..and the founding of America" by Peter de Bolla. It exposes the misleading things we learned in school. Really very interesting. For example, July 2, 1776 should actually be Independence Day (and the author explains the facts that we didn't learn). I am a huge 'birth of the country' guy. I love reading about how we got here and who was responsible. I have discovered many false things we were taught in my own reading, so when I read the premise of this book I had to give it a try. Happy Reading All!!
Jun 28, 2010 9:05 pm
"Nothing To Envy: Ordinary Lives In North Korea" by Barbara Demick. The subject fascinates me and this book is getting great reviews.
Jun 28, 2010 10:37 pm
I made up my own off of a book mark that I got as a gift. It includes 50 books, and while reading all fifty will take me more than the summer since some of them are pretty hefty, the list includes 1984 by George Orwell, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and 46 more. Check out the full list on my blog: izziesays.tumblr.com
Jun 28, 2010 11:57 pm
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Picard
Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord
Jun 29, 2010 11:25 am
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, in honor of its 50th anniversary
Jun 29, 2010 3:02 pm
"the Cat Who..." books by Lilian Jackson Braun
Jun 29, 2010 3:18 pm
The Sun Also Rises (Hemingway)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
Jul 13, 2010 11:17 am