Check out these great summer reads suggested by our faculty

Need a good book this summer? Here are some suggestions for grades 7-12  put together by our teachers:

Grade 7

  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
  • Hatchet  by Gary Paulsen
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis

Grade 8

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawl
  • Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  • Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

High School

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  • The Chosen by Chaim Potok
  • Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Ender’s Game (and any in the series) by Orson Scott Card
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk
  • Kidd Uglies by Scott Westerfield
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Mythology by Edith Hamilton
  • Life of Pi by Yan Martel
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut 

More Summer Reading at the Florida Public Library

To keep students engaged in reading and learning throughout the summer months, learn about the Florida  Public Library’s annual summer reading program now underway.  It includes reading clubs, exciting indoor and outdoor activities and events themed after “A Universe of Stories,” guests from faraway places, prizes, and, somewhere along the way, there will be ice-cream!