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During the summer, the best trips can often be taken through a good book. With these five titles set to be published from June to August of this upcoming summer, there will be no shortage of books of all genres, authors, and perspectives to be a window into all kinds of different worlds.

Books to look forward to this summer

By Ha-Yeon Jeon May 30, 2021

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Especially during this past year, when everyone has been stuck at...

In D.C., Mr. Grant Goodman, left, in a Reading is Fundamental Interview about his series, Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve, in 2019. Series is avaliable on Amazon or https://www.grantgoodmanbooks.com/.

WCHS English teachers release new books

By Kaylen Chang, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

With in-person school starting again soon in MCPS, it may be time for students to catch up on reading. Luckily, two talented teacher-authors from WCHS have been busy throughout quarantine, writing and...

Books like The Midnight Library by Matt Haig can be read on Kindle or paperback. The unique plot will surely make time pass quickly.

The best books to read during quarantine boredom

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor February 24, 2021

Bored in quarantine? Sit back and enjoy being transported into another world. Here is a list of four books from a variety of genres perfect for some quarantine binging.  “The Midnight Library”-...

The covers of each of the top 5 books to read during coronavirus stacked on top of each other. While none of them are about a pandemic, they all have topics that can relate to this time.

Top 5 Books to Read During Coronavirus

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor May 29, 2020

For those lucky enough to not have to fight the coronavirus on the front lines, there seems to be a lot more free time than usual. Watching TV, Facetiming, doing puzzles, and going on walks are starting...

In, The Country We Love: My Family Divided written by actress Diane Guerrero, is an inspiring and emotional read.

‘Book’ your summer with these five great reads

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor June 4, 2019

Whether you’re planning to spend the summer at the beach, pool or on the couch, you’ll need a good book to accompany you. The stories listed below range from inspirational memoirs to romantic comedies...

Copies of these recommendations can be found at the CHS Media Center.

The Observer’s Must Read Book Recommendations

By Jenna Greenzaid and Sai Sreenivasan, Circulation Manager and Observations Editor February 21, 2017

When it comes to finding a good book to dedicate yourself to, there is an overwhelming number to choose from. We’ve narrowed down the list with suggestions, from staff and students alike, of books that...

 The new Netflix show “Series of Unfortunate Events” is based on the popular book series of the same name.

‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ Delights Viewers

By Nora Holland, Contest Manager February 21, 2017

If you are looking for a new way to relieve stress after a tedious day of school, look no further than “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” the newest binge-worthy show on Netflix. Jan. 13, “A Series...

The display set up in the Media Center for Blind Date with a Book.

CHS Students Cherish “Blind Date with a Book” Program

By Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor February 14, 2017

With Valentine's Day coming up, the Media Center is honoring this holiday and their love for reading with the “Blind Date with a Book” tradition for the third year in a row. The event was started...

Students gather together to enjoy their favorite books, new and old.

Expand your summer reading list with these books

By Alissa Li and Katie Clem May 27, 2015

As summer rapidly approaches, students not only buckle down for the final stretch of school but they also begin to make plans for the upcoming break. Whether you find yourself sightseeing in Europe or...

Simon must decide what to do when a kid from his school blackmails him after discovering Simon's secret relationship with his crush.

Must-read novel twists typical story of teen love

By Balbina Yang, Features Editor April 28, 2015

Many young adult (YA) novels rarely remain in the reader’s head after he or she turns the last page. However, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, with its perfect blend of teenage...

Sophomore Tara Manzari holding up her favorite BES book and her certificate for having read at least three books.

CHS Students Read Black-Eyed Susan Books

By Kim Rooney, Senior Writer April 24, 2015

Choosing a favorite book is always difficult, but the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) makes it easier by narrowing the choices to 10 books. CHS students who read at least three Black-Eyed...

CHS celebrates Banned Books Week

CHS celebrates Banned Books Week

By Kim Rooney, Production Editor September 25, 2014

Classics like The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird might not seem as if they have much in common with popular young adult novels such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, but all of these books,...

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