The purpose of summer reading at Lipscomb Academy is to offer opportunities for students to maintain critical reading experiences throughout the summer months. The English department strives to offer students a variety of reading experiences with a variety of scopes and themes. The choices for summer reading range from classic literary pieces to contemporary nonfiction. We hope students can find a book that opens a new world for them, and allows them to stay engaged in the learning process throughout the summer. The works chosen for each English class serve as an anchor for the school year and expose students to many different genres, characters, settings, themes, and purposes. We hope that students enjoy these reading experiences and feel equipped and excited to discuss and write about these texts when they return to school in August.