Student engagement with summer reading has been shown through considerable research to be invaluable to overall academic progress. Summer reading provides students with the opportunity to learn about themes that will be explored in the coming year as well as to discover the types of books that they enjoy reading for pleasure. The books selected for summer reading are chosen based on a variety of factors, including literary merit and student appeal. Literature reflects a multitude of perspectives and offers a safe place to consider a wide range of opinions and life experiences; however, not every book is the right fit for every child. We encourage parents to discuss the available choices with their children, so that students and parents can find books that are a great fit and engage in conversations about reading. Parents who are curious to learn more about titles may seek reviews from their favorite bookseller, Goodreads.com, or Common Sense Media.
The English department will finalize the instructions for the summer reading assignments by April 15, 2019.
Click the image below for a link to the SGIS summer reading site.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Book 1) by Alexander McCall Smith
The Moonlight Palace by Liz Rosenberg
Maus: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
Girl at War by Sara Novic
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto "Che" Guevara
On Such a Full Sea by Chan-Rae Lee
Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
If you did not read the titles below in Mr. Adcock's class, feel free to choose one to read now:
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
For more of a challenge, try these:
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Snow by Orhan Pamuk
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez