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Summer Reading List / 2022


Much of my reading now is dictated by the students whom I am tutoring. Most of them are reading from their school’s summer reading list.


This makes things challenging since some of my hopes for reading now are relegated to the side of my shelf.


Here is where I am in July 2022


To Be Read, Reading

  • “The Island of Doctor Moreau” by H.G. Wells, reading

  • “Kaffir Boy” by Mark Mathabane, reading

  • “Circle” by Dave Eggars, starting

  • "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

  • “Mercy Street” by Jennifer Haigh, reading

  • “Augie: Stalag Luft VI to the Major Leagues” by John Bacchia, reading

  • “March” by John Lewis

  • “Ellen Foster” by Kaye Gibbons, reading

  • “Accidental” by Alex Richards, reading

  • “Night” by Elie Wiesel, reading—banned book

  • “Cry, the Beloved Country” by Bryce Stephenson

  • “Maus” by Art Spiegelman

  • “Something More: Reflections on a Bountiful Life” by Dr. Alexander Kalenak

  • “The Giver” by Lois Lowry

  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

  • “Disastrous Floods and the Demise of Steel in Johnstown” by Pat Farabaugh

  • “The Ku Klux Klan in Pennsylvania: A Study in Nativism” by Emerson Hunsberger Loucks

Read, Winter/Spring

  • “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, done, Re-read

  • “The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, done, Re-read

  • “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi, done, first time

  • “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, done, R

  • “Slaughterhouse-5” by Kurt Vonnegut, done R

  • “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton, done, R

  • “The House on Mango Street,” by Sandra Cisneros, done first time

  • “Dracula” by Brad Stocker, done, first time.

  • “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, re-read, done R

Some Classics


Shakespeare


“Othello” — done Re-read

“The Merchant of Venice” — done, R

“Midsummer Night’s Dream” —done, R

“Much Ado About Nothing” — done, R

“Romeo and Juliet” — done, R

“The Tempest” — done, R

“Julius Caesar” — done, R

“Twelfth Night” — done, R

“Macbeth” — so many times, currently again

Short Stories (a partial list)

  • “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, done

  • “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson, done

  • “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl, done

  • “The Pomegranate Seeds” by Nathanial Hawthorne, done

  • “Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe, R

  • “Night Calls” by Lisa Fugard, done

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