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Reading @ the Matthews Family Library: Summer Reading

Summer Reading @ GSB!

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       Summer Reading 2021: Take the summer reading survey! You can sign up for multiple books.

       Check out the book descriptions and please choose a book you haven't read.    Image result for book clipart  


We now have access to hundreds of ebooks and audioboks through Sora by Overdrive- you can read and listen on your computer or download the app for iPhone or Android.

Looking for more good books to read?

Book suggestions for 9th and 10th graders from the Houston Area Independent School Librarians, many of which we have in our library.

Book suggestions for 11th and 12th graders from the Houston Area Independent School Librarians, many of which we have in our library.

Award winners from the American Library Association.

Free audiobooks from SYNC where they pair a teen book with a classic.

If you liked . . . Read . . . Summer Reading series from We Need Diverse Books.

Buzzfeed best teen books of 2021

2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults – The Hub

Upper School Library Catalog

GSB Reads

These are the 54 summer reading books proposed by students and faculty. Please view the calendar of discussions. This year, students will partner with a faculty member to sponsor each book. See all of the great fiction and non-fiction choices below!  In May, all students will choose the book that they want to read this summer. Throughout the summer, time will be set aside to discuss the books in small groups facilitated by the student leaders and faculty sponsors. Before choosing your book, please take a look at the date of the discussion that will take place on Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or on campus. It is our hope that by providing a wider selection of books, students will have a more meaningful summer reading experience. Happy reading!

Book Discussion Dates

A Blade So Black LL McKinney 8/19 at 4 PM
Ace of Spades F. Abike-lyimide 7/1 at 1 PM
All the Bright Places Jennifer Niven 7/27 at 7 PM
Barron Wenckheim's Homecoming Laszlo Krasznahorkai 8/30 at 12 PM
Boy Nobody Allen Zadoff 8/14 at 4 PM
Charming as a Verb Ben Philippe 7/21 at 1 PM
Circe Madeline Miller 8/5 at 11 AM
Concrete Rose Angie Thomas 8/20 at 4 PM
Crossing Pajtim Statovci 6/21 at 12 PM
Dear Justyce Nic Stone 7/15 at 1 PM
Death Is Hard Work: A Novel Khaled Khalifa 7/1 at 4 PM
Furia Yamile Mendez 7/28 at 11 AM
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl Yiyun Li 8/9 at 12 PM
Hey, Kiddo Jarrett Krosoczka 8/15 at 4 PM
Irresistible Adam Alter 7/27 at 1 PM
Legendborn Tracy Deonn 8/11 at 11 AM
Leurs enfants apres eux Nicolas Mathieu 7/14 at 4 PM
Loveless Alice Oseman 7/9 at 1 PM
Meditations Marcus Aurelius 8/7 at 4 PM
Paper Girl of Paris Jordyn Taylor 7/5 at 1:30 PM
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 7/2 at 4 PM
Rebel Seoul Axie Oh 7/13 at 1 PM
Rebound Kwame Alexander 7/2 at 1 PM
Sacred Night Tahar Jelloun 7/26 at 12 PM
Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo 7/29 at 1 PM
The Art of War Sun Tzu 8/18 at 7 PM
The Barefoot Woman S. Mukasonga 7/6 at 12 PM
The Black Kids Christina H. Reed 8/19 at 1 PM
The Captain Anthony DiComo 7/8 at 1 PM
The Early Investor Michael Zisa 8/4 at 1 PM
The Fault in Our Stars John Green 7/23 at 1 PM
The Gilded Ones Namina Forna 8/5 at 1 PM
The Goldfinch Donna Tartt 7/28 at 1 PM
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue VE Schawb 7/20 at 7 PM
The Maze Runner James Dashner 8/3 at 2 PM
The Memory Police: A Novel Yoko Ogawa 6/28 at 12 PM
The Moor's Account Laila Lalami 8/16 at 12 PM
The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan 8/23 at 12 PM
The Narrow Road to the Deep North & Other Travel Sketches Matsuo Basho 8/23 at 12 PM
The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead 7/19 at 12 PM
The Night Circus Erin Morgensteen 8/3 at 11 AM
The Once and Future King TH White 8/17 at 4 PM
The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller 8/16 at 3 PM
The Stand Stephen King 8/17 at 1 PM
The Witch Elm Tana French 8/12 at 1 PM
They Both Die at the End Adam Silvera 8/2 at 4:30 PM
Things That Happened Before the Earthquake Chiara Barzini 7/30 at 4:30 PM
Touch of Frost Jennifer Estep 8/10 at 1 PM
Two Can Keep a Secret Karen McManus 7/10 at 4:30 PM
Watchmen Alan Moore 7/7 at 1 PM
We Were Liars E. Lockhart 7/6 at 12 PM
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Haruki Murakami 7/12 at 12 PM
When Victoria Laurie 7/22 at 1 PM

Summer Reading Calendar