Summer Reading Books Availability

School is well underway and kids are still coming in with Summer Reading Lists. Unfortunately, popular books such as those in James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians series have pretty long request lists and you won’t likely get them in time for those back to school book reports. If the classic book you are looking for is not available, ask the staff if we have any donation copies available.

Scarlet LetterThe IliadTo Kill a MockingbirdA Separate Peace

The following are my personal recommendations for books that you can probably take home today or request and receive within one week.

Middle School:
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Redwall (graphic novel) by Brian Jacques
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

9th Grade:
The Road to Memphis by Mildred D. Taylor
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

10th Grade:
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart (Also, The Hollow Hills and The Last
if you’ve already read the first novel about Merlin)
Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

11th Grade:
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

12th Grade:
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Emma by Jane Austen
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand