Non-Required Summer Reading 2018
Mrs. Haggard suggests that you read at least 2 books this summer: one for fun and one for growth. There are lots of suggestions below. Also check Ms. Cozzens’ library page for her recommendations. Ms. Cozzen's page
Please post your reading with this hashtag: #DragonsNRSR2018. Or you can tweet it to me @CHSBookeater. Photos of you reading in an exotic locale are optional.
Here’s your chance to read the series you haven’t had time to finish or that new book by an author you like or the book a friend recommended to you. Anything that you would consider fun reading. Think “beach read” or reading just because you want to read the book. This is a highly personal choice and will be different for each person, but if you need ideas, here are some lists to help you get started. For more suggestions, click on the CHS Dragon Readers link at the right.
YALSA’s Top 10: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten
VSBA List: https://www.tasltn.org/assets/docs/vsba/2018-19/2018-2019_vsba_nominee_list.pdf or https://www.tasltn.org/vsba(Scroll to the 2018-19 list and scroll down to high school on the bottom.)
Read something that will make you think or help you learn something new. This is not necessarily something that you’d read in class, although it could be. Think even bigger: something that would help you organize your time better or a book that would inspire you to be more. Nonfiction seems like an obvious choice here, but you could also choose a story about someone from another culture or time that opens a new lens on the world for you. If you need a suggestion, try one of the titles below. Or check out the Reading without Walls Challenge or the list of diverse books below.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Successby Carol S. Dweck
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teensby Sean Covey
Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher and Never Stop Learning by Leslie Odom
The Underground Railroad: a Novel by Colson Whitehead (Memphis Read selection for 2018)
Nonfiction by Erik Larsen, Nathaniel Philbrick, Steve Sheinkin
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Reading without Walls: http://geneyang.com/the-reading-without-walls-challenge
Reading can build empathy for people whose lives are different than yours: different country, culture, race, gender, etc. Try one or more of the titles listed below: