The Teachers Have Spoken: Shmoop’s Summer 2010 Reading List

Earlier this year, the Shmoop team lived every student’s most delicious dream – we assigned homework to teachers and librarians. We asked the educators who use Shmoop to nominate titles and vote on our first-ever Shmoop Summer Reading List.

How’d they do? Well, we’re not trying to be teacher’s pet, but we think this is an A+ list.

We already have Shmoop Literature Guides for 6 of these novels (click on any linked titles in the list). We’ll add Learning Guides for many more books on this list soon.

Not sure which book to pick up first? Click the Amazon link to check out reviews and buy a book that catches your interest.

Enjoy summer break. Read. Howl at the moon. Wear Sunscreen. We’ll see you in the fall (we’ve got a lot new things in store when you return!)

The Top 20 Books for Students to Read this Summer, as Determined by Educators:

  1. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    (View on Amazon)
  2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
    (View on Amazon)
  3. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
    (View on Amazon)
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
    (View on Amazon)
  5. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
    (View on Amazon)
  6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
    (View on Amazon)
  7. Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
    (View on Amazon)
  8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    (View on Amazon)
  9. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
    (View on Amazon)
  10. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
    (View on Amazon)
  11. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
    (View on Amazon)
  12. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
    (View on Amazon)
  13. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
    (View on Amazon)
  14. Unwind, by Neal Shusterman
    (View on Amazon)
  15. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer
    (View on Amazon)
  16. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
    (View on Amazon)
  17. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Young Reader’s Edition, by Michael Pollan
    (View on Amazon)
  18. Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
    (View on Amazon)
  19. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
    (View on Amazon)
  20. When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
    (View on Amazon)

8 thoughts on “The Teachers Have Spoken: Shmoop’s Summer 2010 Reading List

  1. Pingback: Summer Reading List: Top 20 Books for Students | The Educators' Royal Treatment

  2. Pingback: More on summer reading

  3. Pingback: Teacher-Librarians- the 21st century difference « Reading Power

  4. Pingback: Summer Reading | Holden's Hat

  5. Pingback: » Blog Archive » The Hunger Games Top of Shmoop List

  6. These look like terrific titles for students in grade 8 and high school, but only a couple might be suitable for my sixth graders.

  7. I would also add to this list an excellent new book by a former school administrator, “What’s Shaking the School: A Principal’s Retrospective” by Judy Bertram Tomlinson.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s