What Are OHSers Reading? 4th Edition

Edition four of book recommendations from students, compiled by grade. Have a suggestion? Submit here:


7th Grade

The Pursuit Of Miss Heartbreak Hotel by Moe Bonneau 

“Intimate and raw, The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel is a story about sexuality, family, heartbreak, old habits you can’t quite shake, and first love you never see coming. Bursting with undeniable swagger and neo-beat slang, Moe Bonneau’s stunning debut novel has a language and rhythm all its own.” — Barnes and Noble



8th Grade

Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman

This book triggered a political awakening for me last summer, and beyond that, it explains radical politics in an accessible way that still remains high-level. Both a historical text and a piece of political theory, this text is required reading for any politically inclined human. In addition, Goldman comes at anarchism from a queer feminist point of view–a perspective we could all use to see in literature more.” — Molly Torinus 



9th Grade

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho

This book is very simple and easy to read, but I like it because of the moral. The book teaches the reader that everybody has a “personal legend” they fulfill, their overall goal in life.” — Alexander Castronovo



10th Grade

The Impostor’s Guide to Among Us (Independent & Unofficial): Essential Tips for Impostors and Crew by Kevin Pettman

It’s very useful in terms of life tips in general. Provides in-depth explanations and information about how to survive an attack made by impostors – and also what to do if you happen to want to sabotage a ship. Extremely powerful insight which many people will use in their lives in the future.” — Anonymous Student



11th Grade

The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond

“Horrifying, sad, terrible, but delicious; also i’m a wimp, so it’s not actually that scary.” — Anonymous Student 



12th Grade

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl’s virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction—at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful—and completely unforgettable.” — Penguin Random House