Best of the Web: Summer Reading Lists
Periodically we compile a list of the best of what the Internet has to offer to teachers—be that in the classroom or just in daily life. The current edition, “Summer Reading Lists,” highlights summer reading lists from various organizations. You'll find everything from Oprah's book club to a required reading list for future presidents.
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Summer Reading Lists
- Family Education’s Teen and Adult Reading List
- Turn your home into a classroom—parents and teenagers can read these novels and learn from them together.
- National Public Radio
- Nancy Pearl admits that these books are so engrossing that they tempt some to call in sick to work. For teachers on summer vacation, enjoy your break from work and indulge yourself!
- Oprah’s Book Club
- Join the self-proclaimed largest book club in the world and enter a reading circle that offers book suggestions and online message boards to chat about what you read.
- Professional Development
- Teachers College Press offers a myriad of books to jumpstart your professional development, including subject areas ranging from mentoring to connecting girls and science.
- Radcliffe Publishing Course’s 100 Best Novels
- Compiled in 1998, this list was made at the request of the Modern Library editorial board.
- Random House’s 100 Best Novels
- Random House has compiled its list of the top 100 novels in the modern library.
- UC Berkeley Summer Reading List
- UC Berkeley professors and library associates recommend books that should be required reading for “future presidents.”
- Washington Post
- Consider rediscovering a “notable and neglected” book from a list compiled by columnist Jonathan Yardley.
TeachersCount Summer Picks
Diana Burroughs: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
David Woolf: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Lauren McCollum: Confessions of a Novice Math Teacher in the Bronx by Ric Klass available at Amazon.com
Lori Piranian: Time and Again by Jack Finney