What We are Reading

Our staff believes in reading and enriching the mind. The following is a partial list of works we've explored and contemplated.


  • Proust and The Squid:The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryann Wolf
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
  • A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles by Thomas Sowell
  • Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
  • Once A Runner: A Novel by John L. Parker, Jr.

English Department

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
  • All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village by Eamon Duffy
  • Lucky Jim by Kinsley Amis
  • Citizen by Claudia Rankine
  • Lila by Robert Pirsig
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • Selected Poems by Robert Pinsky

2022 Summer Reading
Why Johnny Can't Tell Right From Wrong

2021 Summer Reading
How to Educate a Citizen

Math Department
  • Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math by Alex Bellos
  • Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife
  • The Law by Frederic Bastiat
  • Journey Through Genius by William Dunham
  • The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity

Science Department

  • Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy
  • Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Computer Science Department

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History Department

  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
  • Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate by Robert Caro
  • Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt by David McCullough
  • The Law by Frederic Bastiat
  • The Rule of Saint Benedict by Saint Benedict of Nursia

Foreign Language Department

  • Helen of Troy: The Story Behind the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Bettany Hughes
  • The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  • The 5th Wave Series by Rick Yancey
  • Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
  • The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

Art Department

  • Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis
  • The Rock Warrior’s Way: Mental Training for Climbers by Arno Ilgner

Support Staff

  • Camino de Santiago: Practical Preparation and Background by Gerald Kelly
  • Emma by Jane Austen
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