Summer Break and reading! 

It’s the end of the year, and the Colorado Academy libraries are wrapping up the school year and preparing for our Horizons at CA students and summer camps. Students and teachers have been returning their most recent reads with enthusiasm for what they have read this year and what they will be reading this summer. We’ve been celebrating our reading with popsicle parties and lunchtime Book Club meetings! The abundant book chatter inspired the Library Team to run some statistical reports in our library catalog to discover which books were the most popular during the 2021-2022 school year.

In the Lower School Library, we were excited to learn that students and teachers checked out 20,257 items this year. In addition, 538 holds were placed! We found that the top titles of the year for independent reading were mostly graphic novels. Featured below are some of the Lower School student favorites.

In the Raether Library, serving both Middle and Upper School students, we found a wide variety of popular books spanning the interests and tastes of Sixth through Twelfth Graders. Also, Raether Library students and teachers checked out 500 more items than last year, with a total of 4,058 check-outs and 233 holds placed. Wow! Way to go, readers!

Are you thinking about what you will read this summer? Do you need some suggestions? Following are the CA faculty and staff summer reading book recommendations, brought to you by the CA Library Team. We hope you find a book (or books) that you love!

Have a wonderful summer!

Fiction Titles

Non-Fiction Titles