All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Bk. 1, Cursebreakers Series) by Brgid Kemmerer
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
The Red Scrolls of Magic (Bk. 1; Eldest Curses series) by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
Rewind by Carolyn O'Doherty
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Beastars, Volume 1 by Paru Itagaki
Cosmoknights (Bk. 1) by Hannah Templer
The Dark Matter of Mona Starr by Laura Lee Gulledge
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Grimoire Noir by Vera Greentea (author); Yana Bogatch (illustrator)
The Purpose of Summer Reading
The Newington High School summer reading initiative is designed to promote the enjoyment of reading and to help students find books they will love. Our aim is to celebrate summer reading as the enjoyable activity it is meant to be and encourage students to develop the habit of lifelong reading. To that end, all NHS students are encouraged to read at least one book of their choice during the summer.
During the summer, NHS students are encouraged to:
Finding a Great Book
This page has several tools for locating titles that you may like. Please use the links on this page to access a variety of book lists and videos to help you select a title that interests you. As you look for a book, keep in mind that you may read fiction or nonfiction. This includes books of poetry or short stories, narrative nonfiction, and informational texts.
Feel free to contact Mr. Hartley @ email@example.com over the summer for book recommendations! I'm happy to help!
NOTE: Students taking some courses, including Advanced Placement (AP) classes have additional work assigned by their teachers.
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From by Jennifer De Leon
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Solo by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo