Teacher Recommendations

English Teachers

Mr. Harris’s Picks (English): 

  • Scythe by Neal Schusterman
  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  • Far From The Tree by Robin Benway
  • Zeithoun by Dave Eggers
  • Winger by  Andrew Smith
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
  • Columbine by  Dave Cullen

Mr. Sorey's Picks (English):

  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling

Mrs. Bader's Picks (English):

  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • Where the Crawdad’s Sing by Delia Owens
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Mr. Young’s Picks (English):

  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Push by Sapphire

Mrs. La Vista’s Picks (English):

  • The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher
  • The Masterpiece: A Novel by Fiona Davis
  • The English Wife: A Novel by Lauren Willig
  • The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams
  • The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams
  • American Princess: a Novel of First Daughter by Stephanie Marie Thornton
  • The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
  • The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  • The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  • The Hamilton Affair: A Novel by Elizabeth Cobbs
  • Carnegie’s Maid: A Novel by Marie Benedict


Science Teachers

Mrs. Brako’s Picks (Science):

  • The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
  • I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
  • The Sports Gene by David Epstein
  • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • The Beauty of the Beastly by Nathalie Angier
  • The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner
  • The Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Mr. Fisler’s Picks (Science):

  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Mr. Russo’s Picks (Science):

  • His Dark Materials Trilogy by Sir Philip Pullman
  • Aftermath Trilogy (Star Wars) by Chuck Wendig
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton


Social Studies Teachers

Mr. Spears’s Picks (Social Studies):

  • The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Four Feathers by A.E.W Mason
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • A Room with a View by E.M. Forrester
  • Silas Marner by George Elliot
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Hunger  by Knut Hamsun

Mr. Glasser’s Picks (Social Studies):

  • Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  • Billy by Whitley Strieber
  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown
  • Stiff: The Secret Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach



Mr. Tommaso’s Pick (CTE):

  • Once a Runner by John L. Parker

Mr. Hibbard’s Picks (World Language):

  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Nine Stories by JD Salinger
  • All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Ms. Carroll’s Picks (Special Education):

  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Mr. Gage's Picks (Music)

  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  • The Circle by Dave Eggers
  • Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Mr. Siciliano's Picks (Technology):

  • Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time Series)
  • Kingkiller Chronicle Trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss

Mrs. Halloran’s Pick (Athletics):

  • The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy