2017 Summer Reading Program Book - HIllbilly Elegy, by JD Vance 2017 Summer Reading Program Book - HIllbilly Elegy, by JD Vance

Previous Summer Readings

2011-Present

2016

Spare Parts
Author: Joshua Davis
Speaker: Joshua Davis

2015

46 Rules of Genius: An Innovation Guide to Creativity
Author: Marty Neumeier
Speakers: Rachel Miller and Andrew Eninger

2014

Freedom Summer
Author: Bruce Watson
Speaker: Bruce Watson

2013

Reality is Broken
Author: Jane McGonigal
Speaker: Jane McGonigal

2012

Shade It Black
Author: Jessica Goodell
Speaker: Jessica Goodell 

2011

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba
Speaker: Chris Clark and James Muruthi

2001-2010

2010

This I Believe II
Author: Jay Allison
Speaker: Jay Allison

2009

What Learning Leaves
Author: Taylor Mali
Speaker: Taylor Mali

2008

Beyond UFO's
Author: Jeffrey Bennett
Speaker: Jeffrey Bennett

2007

What is the What
Author: Dave Eggers
Speaker: Dave Eggers and Alex Pial

2006

Ahmad's War, Ahmad's Peace
Author: Michael Goldfarb
Speaker: Michael Goldfarb

2005

Autobiography of a Face
Author: Lucy Grealy
Speaker: Ann Patchett

2004

Crossing the River
Author: Caryl Philips
Speaker: Caryl Phillips

2003

Nickel and Dimed
Author: Barbara Ehreneich
Speaker: Barbara Ehrenreich

2002

The Things They Carried
Author: Tim O'Brien 
Speaker: Tim O'Brien 

2001

Dead Man Walking
Author: Sister Helen Prejean
Speaker: Richard Burr 

1991-2000

2000

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Author: Caroline ALexander
Speaker: Caroline Alexander

1999

Our America
Authors: LeAlan Jones, Lloyd Newman, and David Isay
Speakers:  LeAlan Jones, Lloyd Newman, and David Isay

1998

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author: Sherman Alexie
Speaker: Sherman Alexie

1997

My Own Country
Author: Abraham Verghese
Speaker: Abraham Verghese 

1996

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Author: Julia Alvarez
Speaker: Julia Alvarez 

1995

The Good War
Author: Studs Terkel
Speaker: Doris Kearns Goodwin 

1994

Race Matters
Author: Cornel West
Speaker: Cornel West 

1993

Paradise of Bombs
Author: Scott Russell Sanders
Speaker: Scott Russell Sanders 

1992

Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Speaker: Richard Rodriguez

1991

Machine Dreams
Author: Jayne Allen Phillips
Speaker: Jayne Allen Phillips 

1982-1990

1990

After Cacciato
Author: Tim O'Brien
Speaker: Tim O'Brien

1989

Song of Solomon
Author: Toni Morrison

1988

Night
Author: Elie Wiesel

1987

The Handmaid's Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood

1986

The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Author: Robert Persig Zenand

1985

Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's 9th
Author: Lewis Thomas

1984

Slaughter House Five
Author: Kurt Vonnegut

1983

1984
Author: George Orwell

1982

The Third Wave
Author: Alan Toffler