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Student and Staff Picks


Mrs. Carson's Pick

Girl on the Train

By Paula Hawkins

​ ​Everyone who likes a good mystery will enjoy Girl on the Train.  Rachel is a commuter on a train that passes the same houses each day.  She creates fictional lives for these people that she comes to think of as friends.  Then she witnesses something shocking!  She becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next.  The suspense builds like a train hurtling down the tracks until the surprising, but fitting end.  

​Mrs. Gignac​'s Pick

Day After Night

By Anita Diamant

Strong female characters who narrative their lives while having survived the concentration camps and awaiting transfer to their final destination a kibbutz.   Great characters and based on a true story.  Incredibly well-written and a must read.

​Mrs. Gignac​'s Pick​

Saving Montgomery Sole

By Mariko Tamari

​ Easy and very relevant read about the struggles of Montgomery (young girl) as she navigates her life through being a teenage and having to deal with the unusualness of her life.  Well written, easy read and great for discussion.​

​Mr. Newman's Pick

In Cold Blood

By Truman Capote

​ ​A true crime thriller that reads like a novel. The story of an innocent farm family murdered by two psychopathic drifters.  A look into the minds of killers and their cold blooded, remorseless acts. ​


Ms. Burton's Pick


By Marissa Meyer

​ If you enjoy a good fractured fairytale this book (and the rest of the series) is for you! 

Cinder is an orphaned cyborg with little to no memory of her past and the reputation of being the best mechanic in New Bejing. Which is what brings Prince Kia to her with a malfunctioning android that needs fixing without anyone in the palace knowing. All bets are off when her favourite stepsister falls ill with a plague that no one can survive. Thus begins an epic series that puts a creative twist on the traditional tale of Cinderella. Will Cinder be saved from a life of servitude by Kia or will she save him from an invading nation bent on ruling the world? Check it out and see!  

Mrs. Miller's Pick


By Diana Gabaldon

​ The first in a series of time travel historical romance novels that you will not be able to put down! It combines WWII with 1700 Scottish rebellion, a fiery nurse and a tall, redheaded Scotsman that will melt your heart despite his rough edges. Although there is a TV series, it is the books that will truly take you away to the past, through wars, rebellions and pagan myth, and keep you guessing what's next!  

Mrs. Miller's Pick

A Tale for the Time Being

By Ruth Ozeki

​This story is told from the view of two characters, two generations and two sides of the pacific ocean. A diary is washed up on Vancouver Island shores, written by a teenage Japanese girl. The diary is thought to be a piece of rubble from the earthquake/tsunami...but it reveals so much more. ​