A collaborative BHS community event!

Kizoa Video Editor - Movie Maker: #BHSreads2016
Book Promos for #BHSreads2016 Titles

Please click here for student-created videos promoting #BHSreads2016 titles.

The Assignment: Select at least one book from the titles below to read this summer & join us in September for collaborative discussions!

As part of Bethel High School's ongoing encouragement of lifelong readers, students will select at least one title from the list below to read over the summer. During the first days of school, discussion groups will be formed for each title. These discussion groups will be led by faculty and students. Take notes on your novel over the summer (please see this linked Reader's Notes pamphlet) so that you can participate in a discussion group led by faculty and student leaders during the first days of school.

*Please note that students enrolled in honors and AP courses for the 2016-17 school year will have additional/alternate required reading and associated assignments to complete. Click here to access the Honors/AP summer reading information.

Where can I get these books?

  • BHS Library's OverDrive ebook catalog (log-in with regular Bethel Public Schools username and visit #BHSreads2016 under "Collections" tab for ebook & audiobook versions of most titles--can be downloaded onto any device)
  • Bethel Public Library
  • iConn.org (search for books in libraries throughout CT)
  • Amazon.com (Many of the Kindle versions of these books are now available at reduced prices. Most titles are also available in paperback versions that are priced lower than the hardcover versions.)
  • Local bookstores: Rainy Day Paperback Exchange, Barnes & Noble, Byrd's Books, Relay Bookhouse

Don't forget to join the #BHSreads2016 conversation!

Use the hashtag #BHSreads2016 and tweet feedback on your book or post a pic of yourself reading!

You can also follow the BHS library @BethelHighLLC on Twitter and at


on Instagram to find out updates and more!

Student Survey for #BHSreads2016

Students: Please take this survey to help us create discussion groups for the upcoming #BHSreads2016 event!