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Summer Reading List 

Due to work and graduate school over the last few years, I am looking forward to my first summer reading in a while. Books I will read throughout the summer are: 

  • Where Men Win Glory - Jon Krakauer
  • A Little Failure - Gary Shteyngart
  • The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
  • One of the Boys - Daniel Magariel
  • The Vine that Ate the South - J.D. Wilkes
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Dee Brown
  • Let Us Now Praise Famous Men - James Agee
  • The Civil War: A Narrative - Shelby Foote


Here are some books I recommend students read over the summer, outside, in the fresh air, away from TV, video games and electronic devices:

Elementary : 

  • Books by Beverly Cleary
  • Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
  • Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
  • Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
  • Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
  • My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  • Call of the Wild - Jack London
  • Any of the National Audobon Society Field Guide Books


  • Any of the above if you haven't yet
  • The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
  • The Giver - Lois Lowry
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • Watership Down - Richard Adams
  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  • Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
  • Any of the National Audobon Society Field Guide Books