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THS Summer Reading 2014

Summertime is a time to relax, with leisure time to do the things that you like to do & need to do.  Reading is one of the things that you are encouraged to do over the summer because:

Reading is one of the primary ways we learn.

Reading over the summer is one way to combat learning loss, or brain drain.  For more information on summer learning loss, click here.

Reading prepares you for another year of learning – August 27th is start of the 2014-2015 school year

This summer the THS Summer Reading Program is all about choice.  Chances are if you don’t like to read, it is because you just have not yet connected with the right reading material!   You will find some suggestions here by CT teachers and librarians, including the THS faculty.  

THS faculty members suggested reading articles about music in magazines like Rolling Stone or online at or, reading about famous people in People magazine, and reading graphic novels.  For reviews of graphic novels, check out  Click here for book recommendations by faculty members.

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 4-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of 10 nominated titles.  The high school list was chosen by CT high school students, teachers and librarians.  For more information about the Nutmeg Book Award, use this link: The 2015 high school list includes:

Boy 21 by Matthew Quick

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

My Book of Life by Angel by Artine Leavitt

Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Summer reading books are available at the Torrington Library!

Please note:  Some Honors, AP and UCONN ECE classes have additional summer assignments. You must contact your teacher for those assignments.



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