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Freshman Summer Reading Challenge

Who:  Any incoming freshman

What:  One new-to-you Charles Dickens novel or a collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes mysteries (five or more)

Where:  Anywhere

When: This summer

How:  It’s simple.  Find the book or recording that meets the requirements. Read it or listen to it.  Add a comment to this post telling me your name and your choice.  Come to school in August prepared to tell me about the book and your experience.

Why:  Reading and listening to good stories is good for you, and I think you will enjoy these works.


You may, of course, check out brooks from the Homer Public Library or buy books, but if you want to get them on-line instantly, try the following options:


Titles Available on Overdrive for KPBSD Libraries:

(log on using your KPBSD student number and password)

  • Great Expectations (Dickens)
  • Oliver Twist (Dickens)
  • A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
  • David Copperfield (Dickens)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Doyle)


Titles Available on Lit2Go:

(no log-on requried)


If you are new to Sherlock Holmes, I would recommend the following stories:

  • The Red-Headed League
  • The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
  • The Solitary Cyclist
  • The Dancing Men
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles.

If you have questions you may email Mrs. Akers or write in the comment box.  We will celebrate in August during an FOL period.

Happy Reading!

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  1. 8 Comment(s)

  2.   By Cora on Feb 17, 2016 | Reply

    Will this be happening again this year?

  3.   By Librarian on Feb 17, 2016 | Reply

    Yes, I was thinking I would do it again. Please join in.

  4.   By Rick on Feb 17, 2016 | Reply

    I’m a freshman who loves to read. The library is my favorite place.

  5.   By Isabel Uni Kulhanek on Feb 17, 2016 | Reply

    This sounds like an amazing idea, not only will it keep kids reading during the summer, but it will also give teens an opportunity to share and talk about the things their reading.

  6.   By Heather on Feb 22, 2017 | Reply

    Sounds fun!

  7.   By brita restad on Feb 22, 2017 | Reply

    sounds fun! Is it only over the summer

  8.   By Librarian on Feb 23, 2017 | Reply

    Yes, it was for summer reading.

  9.   By Rylee on Feb 22, 2017 | Reply

    It is cool that you are doing it, if it happens again, maybe I could think about joining.

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