St. Francis Summer Reading List for 2020

Calling all Golden Knights!

The Mother's Guild and Once Upon a Time Bookstore in Montrose have teamed up to provide you an easy way to purchase your required summer reading this year.  Once Upon a Time will donate 20% of the sales to the Mother's Guild and the St. Francis community will be supporting a local business -- everyone wins! 

You have the option to pick up your books via contactless curbside pick up (for free) or to have them shipped to you (starts at $2).  Local delivery is not available for these orders.  

On all orders-  USE DISCOUNT CODE: GK - in order to receive 5% off ALL orders (discount can be applied to ALL books purchased through us - not just summer reading) placed through 7/31/2020. 

*You may call the store (818-248-9668) and we'll hold the requested books - for 2 days- behind the counter for you to pick up. 

*Prices of books are subject to change*

**If requesting to pick up books at store, please wait for a confirmation email on your order before coming to pick up your books** 

FRESHMAN

Black Count (Reiss)

For Honors English

The Memory of Things (Polisner)

The Invisible Man (Bradbury)

A Separate Peace (Knowles)

 

SOPHOMORE

American Literature

Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway)

Unbroken (Hillenbrand)

For Honors American Literature

Parable of the Sower (Butler)

Sun Also Rises (Hemingway)

 

JUNIOR

British Literature

1984 (Orwell)

AP English Language

Carter Beats the Devil (David Gold)

On Wrtiting Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Zinnsser)

How Starbucks Saved My Life (Gill)

 

SENIOR

World Literature

Macbeth (Shakespeare)

The Book Thief (Zusak)

AP English Literature

The Book Thief (Zusak)

Ready Player One (Cline)

Oedipus the King/Rex (Sophocles)

 

AP SPANISH

El Alquimista (Coelho)

 

Any questions? Call us at (818) 248-9668.

 


Books start below:

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (Pulitzer Prize for Biography) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307382474
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Crown - May 14th, 2013

Freshman 

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The Memory of Things: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250144423
Availability: Available to Order from Warehouse
Published: Wednesday Books - August 29th, 2017

Freshman Honors only

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The Illustrated Man Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781451678185
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 17th, 2012

Freshman Honors only

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A Separate Peace Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743253970
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Scribner - September 30th, 2003

Freshman Honors only

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Old Man and the Sea Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780684801223
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Scribner - May 5th, 1995

Sophomore American Literature

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812974492
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 29th, 2014

Sophomore American Literature

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Parable of the Sower Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
Availability: Available to Order from Warehouse
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

Sophomore Honors ONLY

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The Sun Also Rises Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743297332
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Scribner - October 17th, 2006

Sophomore Honors ONLY

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1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451524935
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Signet -

Junior: British Literature

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Carter Beats the Devil Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780786886326
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Hachette Books - September 18th, 2002

Junior: AP English Language

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060891541
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2016

Junior: AP English Language

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How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781592404049
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Avery - September 2nd, 2008

Junior: AP English Language

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Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780743477109
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2003

Senior: World Literature

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The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

Senior: World Literature and AP English Literature 

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Ready Player One (Movie Tie-In): A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780804190145
Availability: Hard to Find - Not Available
Published: Ballantine Books - January 30th, 2018

Senior: AP English Literature

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Oedipus the King (Enriched Classics) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9781416500339
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2005

Senior: AP English Literature

note:  Oedipus the King = Oedipus Rex 

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El Alquimista: Una fábula para seguir tus sueños Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062511409
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Rayo - October 23rd, 2018

AP Spanish

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Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

The Searcher by Tana French is one of the three best adult books I've read this year, and I think, the best she's written. Like her other psychological thrillers, this book shows her deep understandign of people and fine quality of her writing. But it also includes more humor than her other books, and unforgettable characters. Cal Hooper is a Chicago cop who takes early retirement and moves to a small village in Ireland to heal from the stresses of his job and his divore. But he gradually becomes involved in a mystery there through helping a local kid who seems to need a steadying adult influence. I read this book as slowly as possible because I didn't want it to end! And it's one of those books that stays with you for days afterwards - an atmospheric trip to Ireland. 

Adult Mystery -  reviewed by Nikki