Summer Reading

Still looking for some summer reading recommendations? I’ve compiled a list of books for different age groups below. These titles were culled from other published lists or come recommended straight from me. Don’t be afraid to check out titles out of your reading level – there are No Limits to your literary aspirations, after all! 


The Magician’s Elephant by Kat DiCamillo

The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi

A Hero for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi

Secret of the Sirens by Julia Golding

The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate byJacqueline Kelly

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Margaret A. Weitekamp

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

Middle Grade

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Ship Breaker by Paulo Bacigalupi

Abarat by Clive Barker

The Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkein

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Leguin

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

The Prince of Mist by Carols Ruiz Zafón

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Siefvater

Upper School

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


Hopefully, these will get you started in the right direction for your summer time leisure reading.

And if you finish any books and no longer want them, don’t forget, you can always donate them to the ACE library!

About ACE Academy Library

The ACE Academy Library serves the population of ACE Academy: K-12 aged gifted and talented students living in Austin, TX.
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