March is Reading Month: Take a Look at what your SLHS Staff Recommends!

March is Reading Month: Take a Look at what your SLHS Staff Recommends!

Sam Priddy, Reporter

It’s no surprise that March is “Reading Month”–we’ve heard that since elementary school. After all the pressure put on us to read during Reading Month, shouldn’t we see what our teachers have been reading? I took to the halls to see what has been read by those that educate us. 

Mr. Sineath

Karl’s favorite book is Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, by Robert M. Sapolsky. He remarks, “He uses an interesting structure in the book where he begins by considering a particular behavior, then he discusses what’s going on in the brain and body one second before the behavior occurred. In subsequent chapters, Sapolsky continues to walk backward in time, considering what was going on seconds to minutes before, hours to days before, days to months before, and even centuries to millennia before a particular behavior occurred. The book is quite long, but it has made me both more informed and more compassionate about humans and why we do what we do.” Admittedly, the book is quite long, but a worthy read for anyone interested in psychology.  




Ms. Hedrick

Ms. Hedrick recommends The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. She says that even though the book is heavy, it really changed her worldview. She couldn’t stop thinking about the book after reading it, and even now she thinks about it. 

“If you ever feel like you have it worse than everyone, or that no one understands,” she says, “this [book] helps you realize how good life really is.” 

If you are interested in learning about different life experiences or are interested in memoirs, this book is for you. 


Mrs. Peel

Mrs. Peel recommends everyone should read The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, at least once in their life. “I love this book because of its powerful message.  Even though it’s a children’s book, I believe people of all ages can learn from it,” she says. Both of her daughters love the book, and read it together often–when the girls were young. The world has a lot of negativity in it, and light easy reading is good for the soul. If you’re into nostalgia, or just want a quick read, this book is a must-read!

It’s no surprise that a good book is popular. But what about expanding your comfort zone? During Reading Month, we challenge you to read a book from a genre you don’t usually read- read a mystery, a nonfiction, anything! It doesn’t have to be though, reading just one more book than you usually do is a great start.

“Oh, the places you’ll go!” – Dr. Seuss.