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Summer of Reading The Library @ MMRHS

Win Prizes! This summer, for each book you read and record in your reading log, you earn points. The more points you accumulate, the better the prize you could earn. Think of it like going to the arcade, the more tickets you get, the better the prize. The more books you read, the better your mind will be.

See the Prize list on Page 5

What’s a Good Book To Read This Summer? Any Book. Summer is a great time to get caught up reading. It is also a good time to get lost in a new book. This year’s Summer Reading at Monument Mountain Regional High School focuses on allowing you to select your own books. There is a list of books recommended by MMRHS teachers (and you earn the most points for reading those titles!) and you can choose your own books from a list of unique parameters. See the options for book choices on Page 2 and teacher recommended books on Pages 3 and 4. Most of all, have fun and READ! Mrs. Staunton Twitter: @mmrhslibrary



How Do I Select My Books? The challenge is on! How many points can you earn this summer while reading? Keep track of the books you read and the points that each book is worth in the Reading Log. Earning different levels of points will earn you certain prizes. Return your Reading Log to Mrs. Staunton in September and claim your prize!

5 Point Books Book with an animal on its cover

10 Point Books Book your parent / guardian recommends

15 Point Books Any book from the list of titles recommended by the staff of MMRHS. This list is on the

next page. Book about or set in winter

Book with an author whose name starts with a J

Book set in a place you’ve been

Book from an Award List (such as the Alex Award, the Printz Award, National Book Award, etc.)

A graphic novel

A non-fiction book

Book set in a foreign country

Book written before 1900

A science fiction book

Book written the year you were born

Book with a one word title

Book with a number in the title

Book with a red cover

Listen to an audiobook



MMRHS Teacher Book Recommendations MS. BIRKETT:


Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James Any Phillippa Gregory novels, such as The Other Boleyn Girl

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman Any medical mystery novel by Robin Cook or Patricia Cornwall Read these, one after the other: first read The Double Helix by James Watson, then Rosalind Franklin & DNA by Anne Sayre The Help by Kathryn Stockett

MR. BOUVIER Ines My Soul by Isabel Allende

Eva Luna by Isabell Allende


Sync by Steven Strogatz Innumeracy by John Allen Paulos

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy Time Enough for Love by Robert Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein




Music Inn by Jeremy Yudkin Uglies by Scott Westerfeld The Prospering by Elizabeth George Speare The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand White Tiger by Aravind Adiya Fatherland by Robert Harris Iron Man by Chris Crutcher

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer

MR. BARRETT Under the Dome by Stephen King 11/22/63 by Stephen King

MS. UNRUH The Known World by Edward P. Jones The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood The Road by Cormac McCarthy The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

ALISON QUINONES-JOHNSON Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien David Copperfield by Charles Dickens The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky Ulysseus by James Joyce Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

MRS. MARZOTTO The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

MS. ZANTAY One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

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MMRHS Teacher Book Recommendations MRS. MOREHOUSE


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Under the Dome by Stephen King The Stand by Stephen King

MRS. TROIANO Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

MR. FLOREK Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One Tenth of an Acre by Eric Toensmeier & Jonathan Bates The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Reading the Forest Landscape by Tom Wessel

MRS. STAUNTON The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Siddhartha by Herman Hesse A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Any book by Jodi Picoult The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian The Blind Side by Michael Lewis The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski Little Bee by Chris Cleave Defending Jacob by William Landay Room by Emma Donoghue Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins Everyday by David Levithan Fault in Our Stars by John Green

MS. VAN PELT DUS The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester What Language Is by John McWharter Practical Goals by Carl Dennis What We Carry by Dorianne Laux The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems

MR. ROSENTHAL Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Chronicles by Bob Dylan

MS. ST. JOHN The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho Memoirs of a Geisha by Arhtur Golden The Kite Runner by Khaleed Hosseini The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Berniere The Autobiography of Malcolm X Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Monster by Walter Dean Myers Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

MS. KNOX Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

MS. KING e=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Formula by David Bodanis

MR. BROWN Why Buildings Fall Down by Mathys Levy and Mario Salvadori



The Prizes! Number of Points Possible Prizes to Choose From Earned 5 to 10

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Free Library Pass - good for anytime, even if library is full! Free Writing Utensil from Mr. Rosenthal

15 to 30

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Extra Hall Pass in Mrs. Erickson’s class 5 Points on First Test of Year from Mr. Bouvier Bread Dippers Set from Ms. Young 3 Floral Picture Frames from Ms. Unruh Drop lowest lab grade from Mrs. Quinones-Johnson Drop lowest assessment grade from Mr. Estelle Healthy Snack from Mr. Rosenthal

35 to 50

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Snack delivery to a student from Mrs. Erickson Baldwin Hardware T-shirt from Mrs. Baldwin 5% Bonus Points on any assessment from Mrs. Quinones-Johnson 10 Bonus Points on any assignment from Mrs. Troiano Pair of Earrings from Mrs. Olds Miami Vice DVD set from Ms. Zantay

55 to 75

Help on one question on any math quiz (with permission of math teacher) from Mrs. Erickson Replace a low quiz grade in Honors or AP Chemistry with a 100 from Mrs. Baldwin Chocolate Orange Truffles of Your Favorite Dessert from Ms. King Free One Day Late on a Paper from Ms. Van Pelt Dus Little Miss Sunshine DVD from Ms. Unruh

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75 to 95

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Free library pass for a quarter! Brand new Swatch watch from Ms. Unruh $5 and $10 gift cards donated by Ms. Birkett, Mr. Roy, Mr. Barrett, Mr. Clooney, Mr. Brown and Mrs. Baldwin to: o Dunkin’ Donuts o Froyo World o The Barrington Bagel Shop o iTunes

Over 100

$20 and $25 gift cards donated by Mrs. Young, Mr. Soule, and Ms. Morehouse to the following: o Starbucks o Barnes and Noble o iTunes o The Bookloft



Save these Dates Come meet with some of the teachers at Fuel this summer to talk casually about the books you have read. Tuesday, July 30 at 11 AM: Mrs. Staunton, Ms. Unruh, Mrs. Olds and Mrs. Baldwin will be there. Thursday, August 22 at 3 PM: Mrs. Erickson, Ms. Birkett, Mr. Soule, Ms. Knox, Mrs. Quinones-Johnson, Mrs. Staunton and Mr. Rosenthal will be there.

Informal Book Club

Award Winning Book Lists To Check Out •

The National Book Award:

The Alex Award goes to adult books that have teen appeal:

The Michael L. Printz Award goes to the best Young Adult books:

American Library Association’s list of the Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013:

Young Adult Library Service Association Top Ten Books for Reluctant Readers:

Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults:

Summer Reading Program 2013  

The summer reading program from Monument Mountain Regional High School for summer of 2013.

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