Summer Reading Guide Now Available!

The new Summer Reading website is now live!

The required book for the English Department The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead for all forms; the other two are open choice. We created a curated list to provide some recommended titles organized by genre. We encourage students to read more than three books during the summer, whether they select titles from the guide or choose books on their own.

This year we are introducing a challenge: if the student body reads more than 3,500 books over the summer, the Andrew Mellon Library will donate 100 books to a literacy organization. As a private school with a public purpose, we also aim to support literacy in our local communities, specifically during these challenging times. To participate in the challenge, students are asked to complete the following form in order to track titles of books they have read and briefly reflect on their reading.

Several courses and programs require additional readings. Please review the entire Summer Reading Guide.