Many, many studies have shown that there are many benefits for high school students who regularly read during the summer. Students who don’t may suffer from “Summer Slide” which is when students can lose up to a month of the knowledge they learned during the previous year. I don’t know about you, but I’m not interested in having to learn the same things twice.
Reading is also the best, and most enjoyable way to improve your vocabulary, which is a must if you are going to be taking the SAT soon!
If you’re looking for a list of books to read, your local librarian is a great resource! These are folks who stay on top of every up and coming book, and every librarian I know likes nothing more than finding a perfect match of book and reader.. Would you rather do the searching yourself? Here’s a few sites to get you on your way:
- Summer YA reading list
- Epic Summer Reads
- Goodreads – A site perfect for tracking the books you’ve read, and would like to read, goodreads is also a great place to check out the recommendations of other readers.
One other resource most towns in Maine offer is access to digital libraries. This is free access available through most public libraries in Maine, and all you need is a (free) library card!
Do you have a book that already caught your eye this summer? Let us know in the comments!