Reading is an integral part of a student’s ongoing education and development at Linden Hall. The summer months are the ideal time to take a step away from the pressures of the school year to explore new worlds and topics. Reading the same books as other Linden Hall students, faculty, and staff fosters a sense of community by providing a shared experience to be discussed and explored together.
Each summer, Middle and Upper School are asked to read two books - one book is designated as the Middle or Upper School Community book and one book is the student's choice from the Choice Books list. Each girl is encouraged to choose a book that is new to her and is at a level that she is comfortable reading. Parents are encouraged to join in this shared experience with their daughter and read her community and choice book selection alongside her.
Click here for the 2017-18 Summer Reading Packet.
Students enrolled in an Advanced Placement course at Linden Hall may have additional summer reading or summer work to complete in preparation for that class.
Click here for additional summer assignments for Advanced Placement courses.
"I enjoyed my group activity for The Bell Jar. After our discussion, we tried to emulate the poetic style of Sylvia Plath outside in the wonderful weather."
Esther Plotnick '17
"The Persepolis discussion was interesting and introduced me to other world issues."
Delaney Redford '18
Summer reading week is a fun week for students and faculty to come together to celebrate the books on the summer reading list. Workshops, themed activities, discussions, and "Dress as your Favorite Character" day are some of the fun events that students, faculty, and staff participate in throughout the week.
" I really enjoyed the project fair. It was great to see what everyone else had done."
Josie Colantoni '17
"I think the best thing about Summer Reading Week is that it requires you to read things you wouldn't normally choose for yourself."
Grace Stewart '17