Ridley College Summer Reads





It has been almost three weeks since the end of the school year…studying and exams must seem like a distance memory.  We have all turned our attention to summer vacations and enjoying the sunny weather and with that often comes summer reading.  I asked people on community news to share books they would recommend to read over their summer holidays:

Mr. Andrew Leach – Head of the English Department:

  • ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’ By John Irving
  • ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ By John Boyne

Mr. Jonathan Leigh:

  • ‘A Time of Gifts’  By Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • ‘The Second World War’ By Max Hastings
  • ‘Waiting for Sunrise’ By William Boyd

Mrs. Ellen Foster –  Classical and International Languages Teacher:

  • ‘Little Bee’ By Chris Cleave 
  • ‘Prisoner of Tehran:  A Memoir’ by Marina Nemat.

Ms. Shelley Thomas- Director of Instructional and Administrative Technologies:

  • ‘Watership Down’ By Richard Adams
  • ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Ms. Margaret Lech – Assistant Headmaster, Student Affairs:

  • ‘Crow Lake’ By Mary Lawson
  • ‘Lake Nights on Air’ by Elizabeth May

Mr. John Sweeney – English and Dramatic Arts Teacher:

  • ‘Three Day Road’ By Joseph Boyden
  • ‘A Complicated Kindness’ By Miriam Toews

Mr. Dean Templeman, Teacher and Assistant Housemaster of Merritt South:

  • ‘The Book of Dave’ by Wil Self

Mattea DeMunnich ’15, Current Student:

  • ‘Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel

For more book recommendations from the English Department, please click here.  Share your favourite summer reads in the comments section.