Summer Reading Lists 2012

Well, we put our noses to the grindstone and were able to complete our Spring semester ahead of schedule. We worked through weekends and holidays so that we could start the summer a little early this year.  We are looking forward to devoting more of our time to playing the piano, guitar, penny whistle and fiddle, conducting fun experiments and working on art and science projects, and last but not least summer reading!  We are lucky to spend a lot of our summer at the beach and there is nothing better than having your feet in the sand and your head in a great story.  The kids picked some fantastic selections for this summer and I’m excited to see what they think of the books! Check out their lists and please share what you are excited to read this summer.

Payton’s List:

Emma by Jane Austen

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

A Rose for Miss Emily by William Faulkner

The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak

The Dubliners by James Joyce

A Raisin in the Sun  by Lorraine Hansberry

Of Mice and Men  by John Steinbeck

Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

We Have Always Lived in the Castle  by Shirley Jackson

The 5 people You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Alborn

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Jack’s List:

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein

The Serpent’s Shadow

Tarzan by Edgar Rice Borroughs

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

The King Must Die by Mary Renault

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Siddartha by Herman Hesse

Squire Tales Series by Gerald Morris

Ava’s List:

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

The Inventions Of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Savvy by Ingrid Law

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

King Solomon’s Mines by Sir H. Rider Haggard

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

Dear Ellen Bee by Mary E Lyons

Sir Gibbie by George MacDonald

Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

Carolina’s Courage by Elizabeth Yates

Five Children And It by E. Nesbit

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