Random List of Summer Reading Suggestions

from The Hawbridge School English Department
(Note: Not all of these are appropriate for all readers.)

YA Prose

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, John Boyne

Milkweed, Jerry Spinelli

Copper Sun, Sharon Draper

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

Monster, by Walter Dean Meyers

Among the Hidden, Margaret Peterson Haddix

Holes, by Louis Sachar

Love that Dog, Sharon Creech

Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech

Out of My Mind, Sharon Draper

Tears of a Tiger, Sharon Draper

Touching Spirit Bear, Ben Mikaelsen

Prose (Mostly), Mostly Fiction

Gilead , Marilynne Robinson

Herzog , Saul Bellow

All Will be Well, John McGahern

Exit West, Moshin Hamid

Feel Free, Zadie Smith

Selected Stories, Alice Munro

Selected Stories, Raymond Carver

Into the Woods, Tana French

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon

Brick Lane, Monica Ali

The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai

The Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri

Birds of America, Lorrie Moore

What is the What, Dave Eggers

The Return, Hisham Matar

Angels in America, Tony Kushner

The Empathy Exams , Leslie Jamison

Maus, Art Spiegelman

How to Survive a Plague, David French

All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy

The Time Travellers Wife, Audrey Niffeneger

The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje

Contemporary Poetry

Claudia Rankine, Citizen

Linda Gregson, The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep

Louise Gluck, The Wild Iris

Mary Szybist, Incarnadine

Jeffrey Yang, An Aquarium

Shane McCrae, In the Language of My Captor

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Rocket Fantastic

Paisley Rekdal, Animal Eye

Alan Shapiro, The Dead Alive and Busy

Robert Pinsky, The Figured Wheel

Spencer Reece, The Road to Emmaus

Dana Levin, Wedding Day

Rigoberto Gonzalez, Unpeopled Eden

Anne Winters, The Displaced of Capital

Terrance Hayes, How to be Drawn

Philip Levine, What Work Is

Sharon Olds, Stags Leap

Frank Bidart, Under the Western Night

Brenda Hillman, Death Tractates

Carl Phillips, Silverchest