Summer Book Recommendations

Summer Book Recommendations

Summer is days away and with more free time, everyone’s inner book worm tends to surface. After raiding the public library every week, finding a new good read is difficult. The following book recommendations are from your very own classmates to help with summer boredom.


The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells – Nate Herman, ‘15

  • “Short and easy science fiction that gets to the point, quite emphatically.”

Once Upon A Marigold by Jean Ferris – Dorothy Jo Oberfoell, ‘15

  • “Part comedy, part love story, part everything-but-the-kitchen-sink! Super cute!”

Looking For Alaska by John Green – Hannah Gasper, ‘16

  • “Slightly mature, realistic fiction, very profound ideas and characters, really makes you think about life and the way you are living it.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky – Hannah Gasper, ‘16

  • “ Mature audiences. Realistic fiction with a mentally unstable/depressed narrator. Story of making your way in the world by finding people who care about, love, and accept you for yourself.”

The Mortal Instruments Trilogy by Cassandra Clare –  Leah Freihoefer, ‘16

Pandora Gets Jealous Carolyn Hennesy- Meghann Long, ‘17

  • “Greek gods with a fun storyline”

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini – Clare McCullough, ‘15

Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel – Sveta Kobusch, ‘16

  • “Story of forbidden love”

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card- Tristan Swiggum, ‘15

  • “Science fiction that is filled with tons of action, twists,  and turns.”

The Maze Runner series by James Dashner – Martha Nowacki, ‘15

  • “I rate them 10/10 easy”

The Last Dragon Chronicle by Chris D’Lacey- Tristan Swiggum, ‘15

  • “This is one of my favorite series that made me always wonder what was going to happen next.”