Summer Reading List

Summer is right around the corner! It’s almost time to put away your textbooks and take out your sunscreen. As great as summer can be, though, it can sometimes get boring when there’s nothing to do. Here are a few fun books to read that will transport you to another world and help you beat that summer boredom.

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – This 1920s novel follows the story of Nick Carraway and a mysterious millionaire whose past reveals deep connections to Nick’s family.
  2. 1984 by George Orwell – In a totalitarian society where everyone is under constant surveillance, and even thinking unapproved thoughts is a crime, Winston Smith breaks the rules and risks everything by falling in love.
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – Maya Aneglou’s first autobiographical novel helds deep discussions of racism and bigotry, the end of childhood, and the effects of the Great Depression
  4. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys – A man undergoes a groundbreaking procedure to triple his IQ, and discovers that his life before was not all he thought it was.
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – A tale of growing up, loss of innocence, and criminal justice as told through the eyes of a child.
  6. Lord of the Flies by William Golding – After a group of boys crash land on an island, they must learn to survive with no adults, no civilization, and a mysterious beast terrorizing them.
  7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – In a world where books are outlawed and any that are found are burned, one man decides to try to preserve the knowledge they hold.

These seven books range from classics to contemporary, dystopian fiction to autobiography. The one thing they all have in common – the way they captivate readers and will make you not want to put them down.