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Summer Reading 2023: Upper School

It's the 2023 Upper School Summer Reading List! 

Here you will find over 60 books that will ignite your imagination, offer you new perspectives, and grow your understanding of the world. You’ll meet heroes and villains, anti-heroes and misguided wrong-doers, and regular people just trying to do their best with what they've got. There are dreamy landscapes, far-off worlds, and recognizable cityscapes. You can puzzle through mysteries (both fictional and real), or settle in with the knowledge that everything is going to end just fine thank-you-very-much. Whether you read sporadically, ravenously, or methodically, we encourage you to read at least two books for fun over the summer.


We have also included the list of course-specific required summer readings. You can find those by clicking on the "Required Reading" tab at the left, and then selecting your grade.

  • If you are a current student at Chapin, you will receive your required summer reading books before the end of the 2022 school year.
  • If you are an incoming Chapin student, you will receive an email from Ms. Predovan with information on how to order any required books. Please do not order any required books until you have heard from Ms. Predovan!


You can also find a printable pdf version of the list at the bottom of this page.


Have a wonderful, book-filled summer!

Ms. Oldham, Director of the Annenberg Center for Learning and Research
Ms. Davis, '12, Collections Librarian