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CSD Summer Reading

So Many Books...So Little Time

Big Summer Read

The Big Summer Read is your chance to read 1 or 2 books this summer and discuss it over lunch in September. You will receive a free copy of the book courtesy of a grant from the Centennial Education Foundation. There will be a special luncheon in September where you will have the opportunity to discuss the book(s) with your peers and faculty members. Having informal book chats over a nice lunch is a great way to make reading more fun.

Please fill out the Google Form below if you would like to participate or stop down to see Mrs. Daley in the library.


The books we will be reading this summer are:


Great Stand Alone Novels

  • The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
  • Memoirs of a Bookbat by Katherine Lasky
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • My Most Excellent Year: A novel of love, Mary Poppins and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Need by Joelle Charbonneau
  • Black and White by Paul Volponi
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LeBan
  • Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  • Violent Ends by Various Authors
  • Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Great Series

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  • The Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Alex Rider Adventures by Anthony Horowitz
  • His Fair Assassin by Robin LeFevers
  • The Lorian Legacy by Pittacus Lore
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • Escape From Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith

Great Graphic Novels

  • This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
  • Blue Exorcist by Kazue Kato
  • Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown
  • March by John Lewis
  • Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
  • My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
  • Watchmen by Alan Moore
  • Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  • Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
  • Snow White by Matt Phelan
  • The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds

Great Nonfiction

  • The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
  • Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
  • Hidden Girl by Shyima Hall
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • Like Any Normal Day by Mark Kram, Jr. 
  • Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • A Child Called "It" by David Pelzer
  • The Amazing Book is Not on Fire: The world of Dan and Phil by Dan Howell
  • A List of Things that Didn't Kill Me by Jason Schmidt
  • I Beat the Odds: from homelessness, to the blind side, and beyond by Michael Oher
  • The Family Romanov: murder, rebellion and the fall of imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
  • The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the trial of the century by Sarah Miller
  • This Is Really Happening by Erin Chack
  • The Boys in the Boat: nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown
  • Courage to Soar by Simone Biles
  • LeBron's Dream Team by LeBron James
  • Marley and Me: life and love with the world's worst dog by John Grogan
  • Unfiltered by Lily Collins
  • One Day It'll All Make Sense by Common
  • We Should Hang Out Sometime: embarassingly, a true story by Josh Sundquist
  • Stick Figure: a diary of my former self by Lori Gottlieb
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousefzai
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • This Star Won't Go Out by Esther Earl
  • Freakonomics by Steven Levitt

Great Authors

  • Stephen King
  • Dan Brown
  • Markus Zusak
  • Jack Gantos
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Chris Crutcher
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Laurie Halse Anderson
  • K.M. Walton
  • John Green
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Ruta Sepetys
  • Sarah Dessen
  • Catherine Fisher
  • John Feinstein
  • Khaled Hosseini
  • Chris Lynch
  • Rick Riordan
  • Neal Shusterman
  • Darren Shan