Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading throughout the summer helps students retain skills learned during the school year. That’s why we’ve prepared for you the list of books to read this summer. Choose the one you like!
1. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Ender’s Game is a military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. Set in Earth’s future, the novel presents a mankind after two conflicts with the “buggers,” an insectoid species. In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children are trained from a young age through difficult games, where Ender’s tactical genius is revealed.
2. Animal Farm by George Orwell
Tired of their servitude to man, a group of animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Animal Farm is an allegorical novella that reflects the events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917and then onto the Stalin Era in the Soviet Union.
3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants is one of the best summer reading books. In America made colorless by prohibition and the Depression, the circus is a refuge of sequins and sensuality. But behind the glamour lies a darker world, where both animals and men are dispensable. Where falling in love is the most dangerous act of all…
4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill a Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was published. The book takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, humor and pathos.
5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-kind classic.
6. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. War and revolution, love and lust, the searches for peace and truth – these themes dominate in One Hundred Years of Solitude.
7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights is a wild and passionate story of love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff. The action of a story is chaotic and violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure and the poetic grandeur of vision make this novel a masterpiece of English literature.
We know the list is short, please, share the books you consider are worth reading in the comments below and we’ll include them in our next post.
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