What My Students Read From March-June

Many of my freshmen felt like all they did this past school year was read since our curriculum is so heavy in reading (not a bad thing at all!).  The last trimester of English 9 is especially heavy in reading because they read Romeo & Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, and just this past year we added a YA thematic unit connecting with To Kill a Mockingbird.  I went through my class library check out binder and tallied up all the books that were borrowed and read during the months March through June (our last trimester) to see which ones were the most popular.  I think the numbers would have been higher in a different trimester, but I’m still impressed with my students 🙂

From March through June, my students read 261 different titles from my class library.  Most of those titles were read more than once which summed up to 472 books read during that time period!  I know my numbers aren’t exact because many of my students forget to check out books when they borrow them, and many of them grab books from friends in class without me always knowing about it.  This also doesn’t include the required books they read for the trimester.

**You can click on the cover image to get to the Goodreads page**

Most Popular Book (Borrowed 10+ Times)

I’m not really surprised by this.  Living Dead Girl is always a favorite, every trimester.

Borrowed 6-8 Times

Borrowed 4-5 Times


  Borrowed 3 Times


  1. Wow! I wouldn’t have expected Living Dead Girl to be a most popular check out. That actually makes me happy that a lesser-known title is so popular in your classroom.

  2. WOW what a great mix of books. I’m bookmarking for my own GR list & for my school library wish-list. My kids LOVE Elkeles.

    • My girls can’t get enough of her books! It’s funny how one or two girls will read a book like Perfect Chemistry, tell a few friends about it, and then all of a sudden I can’t keep those books on my shelf 🙂

  3. Jumping Off Swings was one of my most checked out books this year. My students love Street Pharm (and Snitch) as well!

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