Last Minute Summer Reading Fun
August 07, 2012
Are you still looking for that great summer read? Maybe you are a teen with a school deadline coming up. Perhaps, you’re an adult looking to reach a personal goal. Or maybe, you are trying to meet the library’s 6 in 12 challenge.
A great resource is the Summer Reading Flow Chart, developed by educators at Teach.com. It has some fantastic recommendations for fiction and nonfiction books alike. There are reminders of the tried and true classics, such as The Great Gatsby, Animal Farm, and Sense and Sensibility. There are also contemporary classics, including Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Lovely Bones.
Or, try some nonfiction, such as Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, Freakonomics or The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Follow the diagram’s arrows to short stories, autobiographies, survival tales, illustrated novels, alien sci-fi tales, or chronicles of social issues plus many more.
So, if you are stumped and searching for a few more reads this summer, check out this great resource!