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Summer Reading!

Read two of the following books this summer.  If nothing strikes your fancy, choose two books to read that you think should be on this list. No annotating, no testing, no logging, just enjoying. 

Junior and Senior
Freshman and Sophomore
  • John Steinbeck (anything except The Red Pony or Of Mice and Men)
  • Anything by Toni Morrison
  • Anything by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Jack Kerouac, On The Road
  • Cormack McCarthy, anything except No Country for Old Men or Blood Meridian
  • Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion or One Few Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  • Jane Smiley, A Thousand Acres
  • Alice Munro, Dear Life
  • Sebastian Faulks, Charlotte Gray
  • Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
  • Dave Eggers, Zeitoun
  • Richard Holmes, The Age of Wonder
  • H.W. Brands, American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900
  • J.D.Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
  • Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
  • Ishmael Beah, The Radiance of Tomorrow
  • Anything by Chinua Achebe
  • Anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • J.G.Ballard, The Empire of the Sun
  • Anything by Amy Tan
  • Sonia Nazario, Enrique’s Journey
  • Tatiana de Rosnay, Sarah’s key
  • John Knowles, A Separate Peace
  • Peter Jenkins, Walk Across America
  • Russell Shorto, Descartes’ Bones
  • Michael Bess, Choices Under Fire: Moral Dimensions of WWII

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At St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, we recognize parents are the primary teachers of their children. For more than 25 years, SMCA has been committed to serving families who want “an exceptional education” delivered in a small school environment: a full complement of academic courses including 20 Advanced Placement classes, thoroughly developed arts and athletics departments, a diverse and talented student body, and an outstanding faculty devoted to raising each St. Michael’s student up to their fullest potential morally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. Our community is “inspired for life.”