Summer 2023 is Here!

What You Need to Know

Summer Reading 2023


  1. One Novel-in-verse
  2. One award-winning or nominated book

This year's summer reading will leave students with a lot of choice! There are plenty of lists that can provide information to help you select books that will meet your interests and needs for reading. You will find those lists below!

Don't be afraid to explore different genres and formats for summer reading! Audiobooks count as summer reading!

When we return in the fall, you will be participating in a variety of activities connected to your summer reading. Read your two books!

If you have any questions, please email:

How Do I Get The Books?

Due to the choice involved with Summer Reading this year, you are responsible for getting your own books. You can purchase them from a bookstore of your choosing—shopping local (like the Hickory Stick) is always wonderful!


YA Novels In Verse
Sarah Crossan - Why does the verse novel appeal to you as a writer

Award-Winning or Nominated Novel

Your second book is an award-winning or nominated book. Below are some websites that have lists of award winners and nominees. You are not limited to the following lists. You can always use Google to help you discover if a specific book has been nominated or won an award.

2024 Nutmeg Book Award Intermediate Nominees
2024 Nutmeg Book Award Middle School Nominees Spotlight

Finding the Right Book

Feel free to use the tools below to help you determine if a book is the right fit for you/your student!

Click the image below to participate in the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge!

2023 AP Summer Work