Teachers Share Their Favorite Books

Matilda Green, Staff Writer

Do you lack things to do during the weeks leading up to exams? Are you desperately searching for ways to fill your time? Maybe itching for a new book to read? Lucky for you, here’s a list of some of the faculty’s favorite books that they recommend.


Do you recognize some of these titles? Maybe you share a common favorite? Maybe you hate a particular book and you can ask your teacher *respectfully* why they love it. Maybe you have never heard any of these titles and you can’t read. Maybe you pick a few to read over the summer. You do you.

Mrs. Smoak: The Once and Future King by T. H. White


Ms. Love: (couldn’t narrow down to a book but her favorite author is C. S. Lewis)


Mrs. Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Mr. Bacon: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


Mr. Monahan: Galatians by Paul


Mr. Van Dyke: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


Mrs. Dyer: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez


Mr. Shimmel: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling


Mrs. Schimpf: East of Eden by John Steinbeck


Mr. Sneller: (refused to choose a favorite book but his favorite author is John Grisham)


Mrs. Barrett: Serena by Ron Rash


Ms. Mason: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Mrs. Mahla: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith


Mr. Slaten: East of Eden by John Steinbeck


Mrs. Hughes: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


Mr. Campbell: Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow


Mr. Jipping: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien


Ms. Funke: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis