Lenape Regional H.S. District Announces 2024-2025 Common Reading List Theme: “One Book… at a Time”

By Kaitlyn Spotts | June 12 2024 | All-School ReadsCommunity ReadsGeneral

Lenape Regional High School District (LRHSD) has announced the theme for its 2024-2025 Common Reading List: “One Book… at a Time,” which includes three Penguin Random House titles: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold by Daniel James Brown, I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys, and The Wishing Game: A Novel by Meg Shaffer.

The “One Book… at a Time” theme highlights the importance of slowing down and choosing a book to enjoy. Read more about the program here.

I Must Betray You
A gut-wrenching, startling historical thriller about communist Romania and the citizen spy network that devastated a nation, from the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray.
Age 12 and up
Grade 7 & Up

The Wishing Game
A Novel
Years ago, a reclusive mega-bestselling children’s author quit writing under mysterious circumstances. Suddenly he resurfaces with a brand-new book and a one-of-a-kind competition, offering a prize that will change the winner’s life in this absorbing and whimsical novel.“Clever and hopeful . . . a love letter to reading and the power that childhood stories have over us long after we've grown up.”—V. E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Boys in the Boat
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Brown's "breathtaking" (The Seattle Times) book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.