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Summer Reading List Released

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announces its 3rd Annual Summer Reading List. The best books to read this summer:

  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy – Because, come on, when else will students have the time?
  • The Hobbit – December 14, 2012 couldn’t come soon enough.
  • Lord of the Flies – If students are dreaming of an island getaway, this will majorly rain on their parade.
  • Walden – Take the summer to be at one with nature… and a book.
  • The Bacchae – Summertime… and the living is easy.
  • Call of the Wild – Sure, it’s about winter, but summer is the best time to heed the call.
  • Holes – This one’s about a summer camp – a prison camp, but hey, it’s hot and there’s a lake.
  • The Phantom Tollbooth – School’s out, but learning’s not.
  • Matilda – Roald Dahl: a kid’s best friend. He’ll even help kids plan some pranks for next year.
  • The Alchemyst – Students are going to want to jump on this bandwagon.
  • Beautiful Creatures – The next Twilight?
  • The Sun Also Rises – It’s kind of like The Bacchae (see above). In Spain. With bullfighters.
  • The Three Musketeers – Need some inspiration for summer adventure? These are the guys for it. P.S. Swashbuckling. Great word.
  • Light in August – Self-explanatory.
  • Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Suffering from withdrawal? Relive the magic.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Duh.
  • Big Sur – Road trip!
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler –Just because it’s awesome.
  • Catching Fire – Lather, rinse and repeat until a student can move on to Mockingjay.
  • Inferno – Just some light reading.