In anticipation of the best day of the year, aka the Summer Reading Book Fair (on Tuesday!), we asked some of our fabulous library pages what books they recommend from the 2015 Summer Reading List. This is what they said!
Helen L., Class of 2015, read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and insists that she “could not put the book down!”. She also proclaimed that Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner and Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott were among her top picks.
Do you want to find love? Has it been difficult to find at an all-girls school? Well, David Levithan, author of Every Day, has written the perfect book for you. Every Day A wakes up in a new body until he wakes up in Justin’s body and falls in love with his girlfriend. Want to know more? Come and check out this book. Tanirah M. is positive that it’s a good read.
Want to solve some mysteries or go on an adventure? Then you definitely should read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, which involves a competition in solving a puzzle to inherit some money and become a millionaire! Or if you love adventurous books and also happen to love dogs, you will want to read Call of the Wild by Jack London as the author takes you on a journey with sled dogs!
Do animals excite you? Ever thought of being a stranded in the ocean with only a tiger as a companion? Well then pick up The Life of Pi by Kann Martel. Jessica X. says to watch the movie too!
Tanirah M. and Gloria R. recommend The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd for anyone who wants a good and tragic beach book. The protagonist, Lily Owens, and her father are haunted by Lily’s mother, which causes her father to abuse her. Lily ultimately runs away from home to meet three strong women who have experienced everything from heartbreak to euphoria.
Make sure to pick up The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberg if you’re interested in dark novels or you’re taking French next year. In this story, an affluent young girl named Paloma plans her death months in advance. On the days preceding her suicide, Paloma befriends her concierge and a rich Japanese Gentleman who help her see the beauty of life, love and examine the role of class in society. Zirui J. and Gloria R. promise this book will have you doubling over with laughter and bawling your eyes out at the same time.
Yearning for a life beyond the little town of Wellesley? So does Francie Nolan who dreams for a better life outside her Brooklyn apartment in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Francie Nolan is a tough girl that survives.
Olive J. recommends the Hobbit by J.R.R Tolken because she like adventure, fantasy, and thinks elves are cute!
Do you want to check out the library pages’ top favorites or pick out a few of your own?
Exactly what we thought you might say. Make sure you come and enjoy the Summer Reading Book Fair in the Library this coming Tuesday!
– written by Tanirah M, Vivian C. and Gloria R., some of the library’s fantastic pages!
If you haven’t been in the library this week, you may want to swing by and check out the newest addition, a really, really cool dollhouse, donated by the family of Dorothy (Johnson) Henry, class of 1948.
We’ll share some more pictures and details in the weeks to come so stay tuned, or swing by to take a look!
Hooray for The Hallmanac and a recent article by Meghan Kelley who wrote, “While students are working in the Library, we can have access to the numerous resources the library has to offer, including course textbooks, computers, light, and a lot of space to do work.” Thanks, Meghan! How do you like to use the library?