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This year’s school wide summer reading selection will incorporate choice and increase a passion for reading. Students should research the titles to select a novel that interests them. Please choose ONE of the following books from the list HERE. During the first week of school, students will write an essay in class addressing the areas identified in the purpose statements provided for each grade/class level. (Purpose statements are listed on the full summer reading link.

Honors and AP English courses have other required reading in addition to the selection of a book from the list above. To see all of the required summer reading assignments, click HERE.

Summer Reading 2023 Choice Books

MHS students will select a book from the list to the right (or linked here) for summer reading, in addition to any books assigned for Honors and AP courses. These books are from the Reading Olympics list for 2023-24, selected by the MCIU.

Summer Reading Slide Show

List of Choice Books

Title Author Last Name Author First Name Genre
All the Bright Places Niven Jennifer Realistic fiction; young adult
All the Light We Cannot See Doerr Anthony Historical fiction
Because I Am Furniture Chaltas Thalia Realistic fiction; young adult
Brave New World Huxley Aldous Science fiction; classics
Briar Rose Yolen Jane Fantasy; young adult
Copper Sun Draper Sharon M. Historical fiction; young adult
Dairy Queen Murdock Catherine Gilbert Realistic fiction; young adult
Darius the Great is Not Okay Khorran Adib Realistic fiction; young adult
Dear Martin Stone Nic Realistic fiction; young adult
Diviners, The Bray Libba Mystery; young adult
Girl in Translation Kwok Jean Realistic fiction
Heartstopper (Volume 1) Oseman Alice Realistic fiction; graphic novel
House on the Cerulean Sea, The Klune TJ Fantasy
Inheritance Games, The Barnes Jennifer Lynn Mystery; young adult
Legendborn Deonn Tracy Fantasy; young adult
Lesson Before Dying, A Gaines Ernest J. Historical fiction
Poet X, The Acevedo Elizabeth Realistic fiction; young adult
Port Chicago 50, The Sheinkin Steve Nonfiction; young adult
Scythe Shusterman Neal Science fiction; young adult
Sold McCormick Patricia Realistic fiction; young adult
Stitches: A Memoir Small David Biography; graphic novel
Three Little Words: A Memoir Rhodes-Courter Ashley Biography; young adult
War Brothers: The Graphic Novel McKay Sharon M. Historical fiction; graphic novel; young adult
We Were Liars Lockhart E. Realistic fiction; young adult
Young Elites, The Lu Marie Fantasy; young adult