The school year is coming to an end. Time to bring out the summer reading books! Here are my recommendations for interesting books on the freshman/sophomore, AP Language, and AP Literature reading lists to enjoy this summer vacation . . .
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
In this YA (young adult) fantasy novel, we follow the journey of Zélie Adebola. She has a power unlike any other in her community. The burners ignite flames, tiders beckon waves, but Zélie can summon souls. One night all the magic from Orïsha vanishes along with the people’s hope. It’s up to Zélie to restore the magic to Orïsha, but what will it cost her? Follow Zélie while she struggles to keep her powers in check—but also while she struggles to return peace to Orïsha, her homeland, in Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
Stiff by Mary Roach
Ever wonder what happens to your body when you die? Mary Roach the author of Stiff explores the idea of our bodies postmortem. Follow Mary Roach in her scientific journey of the deceased human body. The author does not disappoint in this thrilling—and surprisingly hilarious—book. Stiff by Mary Roach is a mystifying story explaining what our bodies do (and what gets done to them) once life leaves them.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Set in London and Paris, we follow the journey of a French doctor by the name of Manette. All he wants to do is escape his 18 year imprisonment to live with his daughter, Lucie. The story of the doctor takes place around the time of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is a classic novel following hardships of a father and a daughter who have never met. Will the doctor succeed in his wishes? Find out in this beloved novel.