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2019 Summer Reading

This year, the English Department is publishing a list of summer reading titles suggested for our CMCP family readers. No title is a required reading; rather, we strongly encourage everyone to take some time to sit back and enjoy a literary escape.

Please note that four of the titles (*) have been labeled with a grade level. These books will be incorporated into each grade’s Quarter I Writing Seminar when classes resume in August.

1. A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki (2013, Metafiction)

2. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini (2007, Literary)

3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith (1943, Classic)

4. And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie (1939, Mystery/Crime/Thriller)

5. Beloved – Toni Morrison (1987, Classic)

6. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak (2005, Young Adult, Historical)

7. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller (1961, Classic)

8. The Color Purple – Alice Walker (1982, Classic)

9. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas (1844, Classic)

10. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon (2003, Young Adult)

11. Dune – Frank Herbert (1965, Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

12. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury (1953, Sci-Fi)

13. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell (1936, Classic)

14. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (1861, Classic)

15. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (1979, Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

16. The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros (1984, Young Adult)

17. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison (1953, Classic)

18. The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan (1989, Literary)

19. Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton (1990, Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

20. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini (2003, Historical)

21. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold (2002, Literary)

22. Night – Elie Wiesel (1960, Memoir)

23. The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton (1967, Young Adult)

24. Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler (1993, Sci-Fi)

25. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (1813, Classic)

26. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline (2011, Sci-Fi/Fantasy)

27. Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier (1938, Mystery/Crime/Thriller)

28. The Road – Cormac McCarthy (2006, Sci-Fi)

29. The Shack – William P. Young (2007, Inspirational/Crime/Mystery/Thriller)

30. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (1960, Classic)

31. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (1847, Classic)

*32. Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury (Grade 9, 1957, Fantasy)

*33. Fragile Things – Neil Gaiman (Grade 10, 2010, Fantasy)

*34. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien (Grade 11, 1990, Historical)

*35. Selected Stories – D.H. Lawrence (Grade 12, 2008, Classic)

*These titles will be read during Quarter I Writing Seminar.

Congratulations to our CMCP Lions football team for being crowned the 3A State Champions after defeating King's Academy with a final score of 38-10. The championship game, which took place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, marks consecutive visits to the 3A State Championships for the Chaminade-Madonna Lions and their fourth state title. "To me it's more than just a back-to-back State Championship," noted Head Coach Dameon Jones. "It's about teaching these young men how to overcome adversity. My goal has always been to mold these young men into successful student athletes and it couldn't be done without the support and help from the entire Chaminade Madonna community."
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