Non-Required Summer Reading List
One thing summer is great for is that there is finally time to crack open a book, dive in, and read for hours. To help those who have trouble finding the perfect summer reading book, here is a list of possible suggestions you might enjoy.
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruer—A recollection of a life spent at the circus, this book has page-turning action as well as a beautiful and sensual love story.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green—John Green seems to be everywhere, and there’s a reason for that! For an emotional page-turner, read this, but be prepared for some tears!
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking—Don’t be tricked by the title into thinking this book won’t be too much fun. It’s not only fascinating, but a surprisingly quick read. If you’re interested in how the universe works, then this is the book for you.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury—The title is the temperature at which books burn. If futuristic novels are your cup of tea, this should be your first choice, as it’s action-packed and fast-paced.
Princess Bride by William Goldman—Many people have seen the movie, but not many know that it was first a book! It’s funny and romantic, and will leave you smiling after each chapter.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie—Thrilling and mysterious, this novel leaves you wondering what’s going to happen next and asking, “who done it?” until the very end. Written by the queen of murder mysteries, this novel is a classic.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson—A book that speaks of anorexia and teen suicide, this fantastic book is not for people looking for a light read, but rather an eye-opening exploration of mental illnesses.