Recommended Reading: 50 Books Every High School Student Should Read

Recommended Reading 50 Books Every High School Student Should ReadWhether you’re starting high school or heading to college this fall, you probably have a lot of things on your mind.  There is a lot of prep to do before you head off to your next educational challenge, but there is at least one thing you can do to make it a little easier – read books!

This may seems like a simple thing, but really, reading provides you with the tools you will need to be successful in almost every avenue of your life. Reading prepares you with basic knowledge, sharpens your comprehension skills, helps you with stress, and improves your empathy and memory. See? What’s not to like about reading?

As a high schooler, you will be introduced to a variety of prose and poetry, so what you read can also affect how you infer for the rest of your life.

Books to Read in High School

Because you may be going to high school or college soon, you should take the time to read a variety of books, but deciding what to read can sometimes be overwhelming with the hundreds of millions of books out there. So below is a short list of just 50 books every high school student should read.

Classic Books Every High Schooler Should Read

The summer is a great time to catch up on your reading. Take a minute to check out this list of classic novels every high school student should read before graduation.Recommended Reading 50 Books Every High School Student Should Read A Tale of Two Cities Project Gutenberg


Contemporary Fiction and Nonfiction Books Every High School Student Should Read

If you’ve read a lot of classics, then maybe you’ll be interested in some contemporary fiction or nonfiction. The books below offer a wide sample of great genre fiction and nonfiction to whet any reader’s appetite.

Even if you don’t get a chance to read many of these books before the end of high school, you’ll still have your whole life to immerse yourself in the worlds these incredible authors have created. Their stories will help to elevate your critical thinking and response to problems in school and life.

What great books for high schoolers would you recommend?

Author: Nicole Acevedo, Teacher Manager at A Grade Ahead

2 responses to “Recommended Reading: 50 Books Every High School Student Should Read

  1. As a high school student, reading books is my only way to escape from any school works and requirements. I am currently reading the book I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban and I love reading every part of the story even though I am still not close to the ending. Out of all the books you mentioned here, my most favorite book is The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I will definitely read the other books that were recommended here. Thank you for this!

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