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Rising 10th Grade

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

 

 

The Road (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307387899
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2007

Life of Pi Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780156027328
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Published: Mariner Books - May 2003

The Kite Runner Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631931
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

The Inheritance of Loss Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802142818
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Published: Grove Press - September 2006

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400034772
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Published: Anchor - February 6th, 2003

The Moonlight Palace Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781477824429
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - October 2014

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780394747231
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Published: Pantheon - August 12th, 1986

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories Cover Image
By Ken Liu
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481424363
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 4th, 2016

Girl at War: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812986396
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 22nd, 2016

Claire of the Sea Light (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307472274
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Published: Vintage - July 2014

The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781876175702
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Published: Ocean Press - August 2003

On Such a Full Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632891
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 2nd, 2014

Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374535032
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - January 6th, 2015

Between Shades of Gray Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142420591
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Published: Penguin Books - April 3rd, 2012

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 2014

A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062204097
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2012

Snow (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375706868
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Published: Vintage - July 19th, 2005

In the Time of the Butterflies Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781565129764
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 12th, 2010