Summer Reading

RCSD will not have a required Summer Reading this summer due to the COVID-19 challenges everyone has encountered.  The RCSD Secondary Curriculum Department STRONGLY encourages ALL High School students to continue reading during the months of June and July. 

Stargirl Jerry Spinelli

Cold Sassy Tree

Olive Ann Burns

All Over but the Shoutin’

Rick Bragg

The Mysterious Island 

Jules Verne

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne


Michelle Obama 

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Animal Farm

George Orwell

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

Same Kind of Different as Me

Denver Moore/Ron Hall

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot


Neal Schusterman

Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

Hillbilly Elegy

J.D. Vance

The Other Wes Moore

Wes Moore

The Five People You Meet in Heaven 

Mitch Albom

The Last Lecture

Jeffrey Zaslow/Randy Pausch

The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey

One of Us is Lying

Karen McManus

The Selection

Kiera Cass

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Suzanne Collins 

Make Your Bed: Little Things that Can Change your Life and Maybe the World

Admiral William H. McRaven

The Jordan Rules

Sam Smith

The Blood of Emmett Till

Timothy Tyson

World War Z

Max Brooks

The Muse of Nightmares

Laini Taylor

Red Rising

Pierce Brown

The History of the World in Six Glasses

Tom Standage


Tom McCollough