Summer Reading Collage
Collage of GDS Community Readers

Summer Reading 2024

Welcome to GDS’s suggested summer reading lists! Note the word “suggested.” At GDS, we believe students should choose their own free reading whenever it’s possible. We highly recommend browsing in, borrowing from, and participating in programs at your local public libraries during summer months when the school libraries are closed.

If you’d like to read what Kirkus Reviews, a great book review publication, says about the books on this list, simply click the title. Where possible, we’ve also included links to the e-books and audio books on the DC Public Library’s Overdrive shelf. Looking for physical books? Search the DCPL catalog hereIf you're interested in purchasing any of the books on this list from Politics & Prose, mention the Georgetown Day School Summer Reading List at the register for a 10% discount. 

Some of these titles contain challenging ideas, concepts, and language. See this Hopper Effect blog post to learn more about GDS’s thoughts around this.

Happy Reading!

Did You Know? GDS students, regardless of where they live, can get a card for the DC Public Libraries. GDS also encourages participation in DCPL’s Discover Summer program.