Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Kline
Kingdom of the Wicked (Book 1) by Kerri Maniscalco
Little Thieves by Margaret Owen
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Uglies (Book 1) by Scott Westerfeld
A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book Tea; 1) by Judy I. Lin
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko.
Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle
Code Name Verity (Book 1) by Elizabeth Wein
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
The Silent Unseen: A Novel of World War II by Amanda McCrina
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
Flamer by Mike Curato
Heartstopper (Book 1) by Alice Oseman
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds and Danica Novgorodoff
Loveless by Alice Oseman
Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American by Laura Gao
Squire by Nadia Shammas and Sara Alfageeh
Accidental by Alex Richards
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich.
In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner.
Like Spilled Water by Jennie Liu.
Me (Moth) by Amber McBride.
The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart
Three Things I Know are True by Betty Culley
The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker
Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston
Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez
Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Peña
Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf Series #1) by Ryan Graudin
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon
Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood
She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer Series, Book 1) by Jenny Han
You Have a Match by Emma Lord
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; art by Ellen Forney
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas.
I Guess I Live Here Now by Claire Ahn
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez.
What I Carry by Jennifer Longo
The Circle of Hanh: A Memoir by Bruce Weigl
Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South by Wade Hudson
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure by Larry Smith
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
The NHS Fiction collection is divided among the following genres (or topic categories). A description of each of these genres can found HERE. Click below to browse each of the NHS Fiction genres.
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn
The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros
The Cellar (Book 1) by Natasha Preston
The Cousins by Karen M. McManus
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley.
A Good Girl's Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson
The Inheritance Games (Book 1) Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Project by Courtney Summers
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart