Summer Reading Program


The Summer Reading Program at Forman School is built around the belief that reading over the summer is fundamentally important to maintaining students' reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. It also presents us with the opportunity to nurture a love of reading. The Summer Reading List has been created with a focus on contemporary fiction and nonfiction, with the specific intent of offering high interest, accessible selections.




Choosing the Books

Students are required to read two books of their choice. Students may pick any title, regardless of what grade they will be entering in the fall. Students recommended for Honors level English will be required to read one additional book from the general book list. The Academic Office will notify students via email in the coming weeks if their placement recommendation for next year is Honors level, so they know to read an additional book before the fall. 


The complete list of summer reading book choices along with links to their descriptions can be viewed at:


Forman School Summer Reading List


Completing a Project

Students will create a project that reflects their engagement with and understanding of each book they've read. This project must be completed over the summer. Students have many options, including creating a book trailer or poster, a video, a new book cover, or an artistic representation (through drawing, paint, collage, or sculpture) of the book. Specific guidelines and information can be found by clicking here. Summer reading projects will be graded as an English assignment. Our goal is that these student-created book projects will be used to promote these books to other students throughout the school year.


If you have any questions, please contact


Have a wonderful summer and happy reading!



Michele Mongeau, Director of Studies 

Matthew Bender, English Department Chair