2016 Summer Reading


May 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am thrilled to announce our school-wide program geared toward making summer reading
meaningful and enjoyable while cultivating a sense of community through and engaging
learning experience shared by students and staff.

Thanks to the 89 teachers who selected books to read and discuss with students this fall,
we are proud to offer students more than 70 titles from which to choose.  From our
extensive list, students are expected to select one book to read over the summer.  In lieu of
a formal assessment, students will meet with the designated teacher and a group of their
peers to discuss the book during a session scheduled for the morning of Tuesday,
September 27.

Students enrolled in AP courses should be aware that their teachers may assign summer
reading texts in addition to the school-wide selection.

To activate the embedded links included in the directions below, please access this letter


1. Students are expected to read one book for the school-wide program.  Please peruse
the various titles as well as the accompanying Goodreads summaries and reviews linked
on the Summer Reading 2016-2017 document.

2. To select a book, click on the registration link in the right-hand column of the Summer
Reading 2016-2017 document.  By registering through Eventbrite, students confirm their
spot in the discussion group. Students may only register for one group. Please note that
each discussion group is limited to 25 students.  If the desired group is full, the student
will need to select another text or group.

3. Teachers will be provided the roster of students who have registered for each
discussion.  In order to prepare for the book discussion, students should consider the list

Please let me know if you have questions or would like clarification.

Thank you,

Lisa Golobski Twomey
English Curriculum Coordinator
Methuen High School

(978) 722-6040 x2372