Covid Reads (2020)

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     Over the summer, some of our KVHS students and teachers took the time to read a few new books. If you’re a fellow book reader and need recommendations, here are some of the favorites. The following recommendations are thanks to Mrs. Kelly, Kasey Lassen, Brooke Watson, Molly Watson, Dean Hinkey, and Elexis Romero.

True Crime:

The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper stories by Maxim Jackubowski

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild

Thunderstruck by Eric Larson

Fantasy Fiction:

Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien 

On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony

YA(Young Adult) Fiction:

Winter Song by S. Jae-Jones

Poison Blade by Kate Elliott

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Historical Fiction:

Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Realistic Fiction/Romance:

The Raging Light by Estelle Laure

Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Queen of the South by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles


The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Ulysses by James Joyce