Faculty Picks

Below you will find some additional summer reading recommendations.  Some are just for fun, some are pretty academic, but all are selections that teachers at Milford think you would enjoy. Remember to follow @MilfordReads for more suggestions and updates on summer reading events.

Mrs. Barrett (Spanish teacher) recommends Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants

Mr. Claus recommends Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods and Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys.

Mrs. O'Neill recommends Daphne du Maurier's RebeccaJamie Ford's Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and Tony Horwitz's Confederates in the Attic.

Mrs. Davis
recommends J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy - (Miami University's  Summer Read) and Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Ms. DeBlasio
recommends The Janet Evanovich series beginning with One for the Money and Robert Crais's The Elvis Cole Detective Series.

Mrs. DeMaria
recommends Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, Jamie Ford's Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Rebecca Wells's Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees.

Mr. DuPriest 
recommends John Collier's Fancies and Goodnights, and Richard Preston's The Hot Zone.

Mrs. English recommends Joyce Carol Oates's I Am No One You Know and Tobias Wolff's Old School.

Mr. Gillispie recommends Lisa Genova's Still Alice and Markus Zusak's I am the Messenger.

Mr. Paul
recommends Bill Buford's Among the Thugs, Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea, and Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken.

Mrs. Ford
 recommends The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.

Mr. Smith (the taller one) recommends Nicole Krauss' The History of Love, Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind, and David Benioff's City of Thieves.

Mr. Smith (the one with the mustache) recommends Reif Larson's I Am Radar, Joe Abercrombie's Half a King, Steven Erikson's Gardens of the Moon, and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

Mr. Wahl
recommends Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken, Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild and Chris Van Allsburg's The Chronicles of Harris Burdick.

Mrs. Williams recommends J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, and The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff. 

Mrs. Willson recommends Emma Donoghue's Room, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, and Jane Austen's Emma.

Ms. Woods
recommends Jeannette Wall's The Glass Castle, Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake, and Myla Goldberg's Bee Season.

Ms. Bloomstrom recommends Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects, Chris Crutcher's Stotan!, and Art Spiegelman's MAUS: A Survivor's Tale.

Mrs. Chandler (Library/Media Specialist) recommends Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale, Marie Lu's Legend series, Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train, and Sarah Dessen's Saint Anything.

Mrs. Vore recommends Charlotte Rogan's The Lifeboat, Ken Ilgunas's Trespassing Across America, and Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is Illuminated.



Happy Reading!




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