We read for a variety of reasons, most often for enjoyment, and why not!? Reading lets us go anywhere whenever we want, experience emotions, and different ways of thinking, all by simply opening a book. After asking our staff and teachers what their favorite books were, here are just a small sample:
Gina Glad: The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, because we all have things that happen in our lives… with this book, you can get on a train and leave…
Stacie Christensen: The Hunger Games by Susan Collins… it is adventurous and unpredictable. It keeps you on the edge of your toes.
Brandy Rydalch: Underwear by Jenn Harney. The kiddos can’t stop laughing about underwear. It’s about a bear that doesn’t want to wear his underwear.
Kylie Hullinger: The Giver by Lois Lowery. I read this book for the first time in sixth grade and have read it many, many times since…I get more out of it every time I read it.
Brad Evans: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff. This book illuminates the systemic challenges between freedom and personalized technology.
Franklin Forrey: Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell. The books were a favorite of mine when I was a child. My students… love how Clifford is a friend to everyone and is always helping resolve a problem.
Lon Lovett: The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I love it because of the way he uses words and punctuation to get across his point…
Richard Corley: The Dark Tower Series by Stephan King, because it is one of the greatest hero journeys’s I have ever read, and it incorporates characters and plot lines from a wide variety of stories successfully… (plus one of the best twist endings ever – if you dare read that far).
Holly Bolland: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess. It shows [the Grinch] learning the power of kindness, love, and forgiveness. And I love Christmas.
Jane Autry: Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley. I love the long run-on sentences she uses to draw you into the story and keep you hooked. I’ve read it at least 3 times…
Brittany Vorwaller: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter is a great model for Puritan America… I love seeing a heroine rise above the challenge of her day to raise her daughter…The psychology embedded in the novel is superb!
Toni Cerroni: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I loved this book because it is a beautiful poetic story of a young girl who makes the most out of what she has. It provides an extraordinary viewpoint on nature, love, and life… [and] resilience even in the darkest times.
Rhea Miller: One of my favorite authors is Winston Graham. He wrote the Poldark series… he has a great talent for writing characters that are multi-faceted…
Bonneville Academy is a K-8 STEM school in Stansbury Park, Utah. Bonneville Academy will foster critical thinking and problem solving skills in a challenging, student-centered environment; by encouraging exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Preparing students for success in our ever changing dynamic world.