Summer Reading List
2023 - Modern Era

Here is our Summer 2023 Reading List! These titles have been chosen for our summer before the modern era. There are also a few titles from our math and science teachers. To get credit for “books to read aloud to younger people”, you must have read the book aloud to a younger person. Everyone who reads at least three titles gets a prize. Use the Reading Log to keep track of your progress and turn in at the end of the summer.

To read to younger people:

The Wizard of Oz - Frank L. Baum
Any of George MacDonald’s fairytales, such as Lost Princess 
Chronicles of Narnia - Lewis
Caddie Woodlawn - Brink
Winged Watchman - Hilda Van Stockum
Blue Willow - Doris Gates
Miracles on Maple Hill - Virginia Sorensen
Snow Treasure - Marie McSwigan 
Wheel on the School – De Jong
The Great Brain - Fitzgerald
Swallows and Amazons – Ransome
Railway Children – Nesbit
Rainbow Garden - Patricia St John
Treasures in the Snow – Patricia St John
The Little House series - Laura Ingalls Wilder

1776 - David McCullough
John Adams - David McCullough
Undaunted Courage - Stephen Ambrose
Band of Brothers - Stephen Ambrose
History of the American People - Paul Johnson
Modern Times - Paul Johnson
Team of Rivals – Lincoln - Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Life of Teresa of Jesus: The Autobiography of Teresa of Avila - Teresa of Avila
The Freedom of a Christian - Martin Luther
Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life - John Calvin
Holy Sonnets - John Donne
Personal Narrative - Jonathan Edwards
Autobiography - Benjamin Franklin
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano - Olaudah Equaino
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass
Walden - Henry David Thoreau
Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
Through Gates of Splendor - Elisabeth Elliot

Math and Science:
Can Science Explain Everything? - John Lennox  
The Return of the God Hypothesis - Steven Meyer
Five Equations that Changed the World - Michael Guillen
The Divine Challenge: On Matter Mind Math & Meaning - John Byl

Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Solzhenitsyn
A Tale of Two Cities – Dickens
Little Women - Alcott
The Chosen – Potok
The Promise – Potok
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Twain
Of Mice and Men - Steinbeck
Great Gatsby – Fitzgerald
The Cross and the Switchblade - Cruz
The Space Trilogy – Lewis
Father Brown books – Chesterton
Sherlock Holmes mysteries – Doyle
Pilgrim’s Progress - John Bunyan
Candide - Voltaire
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Manalive - G.K. Chesterton
Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
Something - P.G. Wodehouse
Horatio Hornblower books - C.S. Forester
Rob Roy - Sir Walter Scott
Gulliver’s Travels - Jonathan Swift
The Count of Monte Cristo - by Alexandre Dumas
Sir Gabbie - George MacDonald