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Ms Malavazos's Recommendations

Truly Devious
Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary
The Hazel Wood
Children of Blood and Bone
A Darker Shade of Magic
The Night Circus
This Savage Song
A Court of Thorns and Roses
We Are the Ants
The Namesake
Ready Player One
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Mr. Law's Recommendations

Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship
Split Second
The Things They Carried
The Art of Racing in the Rain

Mr. Casertano's Recommendations

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
A Walk in the Woods
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit


Coach Lehet's Recommendations

Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World

Mr. Glenney's Recommendations

Ready Player One
The Circle
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
Fearless: The Heroic Story of One Navy SEAL's Sacrifice in the Hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the Unwavering Devotion of the Woman Who Loved Him
Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs
American Made: Who Killed Barry Seal? Pablo Escobar or George HW Bush
The Martian
The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time

Coach Glenn's Recommendations

Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an All-American Journey
University of Success

Ms Szell's Recommendations

The Valiant
The Winner's Curse
Dark Inside
The Book Thief
The Host
Wuthering Heights
Leaving Paradise
Deadly Little Secret
The Tension of Opposites
The Season
Grave Mercy
The List
Stupid Fast

Mrs. O'Brien's Recommendations

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Nightingale
The Bluest Eye
The Secret Life of Bees
America's First Daughter
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

AP General Recommendations

Newspapers & Magazines :
Many of these authors have books that you can read for summer reading entries. 
  • The New York Times (esp. the op-ed page)
    • columnists: Frank Bruni, David Brooks, Maureen Dowd, Thomas Friedman, Gail Collins
  • Washington Post 
    • columnists: Charles Krauthammer, Esther Cepeda, Richard Cohen, David Ignatius, Catherine Rampell, Eugene Robinson, George Will
  • The Wall Street Journal
    • columnists: Peggy Noonan, Mary O'Grady
  • The Atlantic  (including Caitlin Flanagan) 
  • The New Yorker
  • The New Republic
Authors and Titles:
  • Malcolm Gladwell, especially Outliers and The Tipping Point
  • Sharon Begley - science/psychology writing  
  • Jill Lepore - history and culture writing 
Francine Prose     David Sedaris     Sherman Alexie     Margaret Talbot     Richard Rodriguez     Joyce Carol Oates
Thomas Friedman     Kwame Anthony Appiah     Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Cold Mountain
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The Road
Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
The Sound of Wings: the Life of Amelia Earhart