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Summer Reading 2020: All Students

Summer Reading 2020: Celebrating 150th Anniversary of La Salle Academy (All High School Students)

As La Salle Academy turns to celebrate 150 years this coming fall, we thought it was fitting to take a look back over the decades since our inception to recognize great books by a wide range of writers. We have selected titles we believe to be representative of the decade in which they were written. These are books that have either passed the test of time or for those written more recently, promise to do so.


And if you are wondering why Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird, J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, or F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, have been left off the list, it is certainly not because they did not make the cut, but rather, we excluded many classic titles that remain on the reading lists of our faculty today.

Students are required to read any two titles on this list.

 

1870s

1880s

1890s

1900s

1910s

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000-2009s

2010-2020s

Sources

Book descriptions were gathered from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Entertainment Weekly and Oprah.com.