Summer Reading Lists for Schools, Teens, and Adults.

School is out and summer is officially here!  Time to pack the bags, fill the car, and head out on your family vacation.  And don’t forget to bring a book or two (or more!) along with you.  We have several lists of books to choose from and more are coming.  Check out what we have on our shelves:

Bookcase displaying all Summer Reading Books for Middle and High School Classes.

School Reading Lists

A reminder to parents and teens, those books that are on your Middle and High School summer reading lists are available at the library.  We have a shelf dedicated to books from Lincoln and Hawthorne High School as well as St. Anthony’s School and Hawthorne Christian Academy.  We also incorporated the reading lists into our Summer Reading Challenge, so you can locate the reading lists online and place requests on them through our BCCLS system.  Here the lists below and some of the books we have:

Hawthorne 8th Grade Advance English Class

Book Cover for List of Pi by Yann Martel  Book Cover for Scythe by Neal Shusterman  Book Cover for Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly


Hawthorne Christian Academy Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Book Cover for A Mango-Shaped Space  Book Cover for Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix  Book Cover for I Am Malala (Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai


Hawthorne High AP Language Class


Book Cover for Quiet by Susan Cain  Book Cover for Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt  Book Cover for Educated a Memoir by Tara Westover


Hawthorne High AP Literature Class

Book Cover for the Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood  Book Cover for Brave New World by Aldous Huxley  Book Cover for The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


Lincoln Middle School

Book Cover for Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea  Book Cover for Journey to Topaz by Yoshiko Uchida  We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly



St. Anthony School

Book Cover for A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park  Book Cover for Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli  Book Cover for Nothing But the Truth by Avi


Teen Genre Explorer Reading List

Historical Fiction Genre Explorer ~ Go back in time and read about a part of the past.  Find yourself in a new era with these or any Historical Fiction books.  These books take place in a real-life setting from the past and talk about actual events, or things that teens had faced way back when.  Choose one from here to earn your Genre Explorer – Historical Fiction Badge.

The Blood Years by Elana K. Arnold  Book Cover for A Suffragist's Guide to the Antarctic by Yi Shun Lai  Book Cover for the Hunger Between Us by Marina Scott


Contemporary Fiction ~ The Contemporary focuses on modern teen’s lives and struggles. Topics like family, abuse, social customs, and traditions can be explored and delved into with these books. Many bridge with other genres like Romance, Mystery, or Paranormal. Choose one from here to earn your Genre Explorer – Contemporary Badge.

Book Cover for The Atlas of Us by Kristin Dwyer  Book Cover for I'd Rather Burn Than Bloom by Shannon C.F. Rogers  Book Cover for Private Labe lby Kelly Yang


Adult Reading Lists

Adventures in the Wilderness ~ The wilds of the world is calling and we have the books to help you answer that call!  Look for books centered around locations that are rarely touched by man and how one must endure to survive.

Book Cover for Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer  Book Cover for In The Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick   Book Cover for the Limits of the Known by David Roberts


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Summer Reading – Find Your Fantasy Adventure!

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