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Summer Reading Season is Here!

The Summer Reading season is here! Today, the Visual Thesaurus is joining the New York Times Learning Network and a host of other organizations and individuals (for a complete list, go here), in tweeting about summer reading using the hashtag #summerreading. Please join us!

Reading is a great way to develop and build your vocabulary, and to celebrate this essential activity we’re posting several new vocabulary lists made of words from great summer reading titles. Brush up on the vocabulary words in advance to bump up your reading comprehension, or revisit words from a book you’ve already read.

But as this is summer reading, make sure you have a tall iced tea in your hand, a shady deck chair or spot on the beach...

New word lists to celebrate summer reading:

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party, by M.T. Anderson
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon
Looking for Alaska, by John Green

Other great word lists:

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
Charlotte's Web, by E. B. White
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Three Cups of Tea, by Oliver Relin
Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
Holes, by Louis Sachar

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