Marblehead High School Summer Reading 2020

Here are the MHS Summer Reading 2020 titles that are accessible through Overdrive/Libby and hoopla with your library card. You can find the original list and requirements on the MHS website here.

  • The Fountains of Silence By Ruta Sepetys 
  • Frankly in Love By David Yoon 
  • The Gilded Wolves By Roshani Chokshi 
  • The Grand Escape : The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century By Neal Bascomb 
  • Gut Check By Eric Kester 
    • Accessible as an Overdrive ebook 
  • Heroine By Mindy McGinnis
  • Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am By Harry Mazer & Peter Lerangis
    • Accessible as an Overdrive ebook 
  • There’s Something About Sweetie By Sandhya Menon 
  • They Called Us Enemy By George Takei 
  • We Are The Perfect Girl By Ariel Kaplan
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

You can also check out the MVMS Summer Reading List ebook titles here.

Beginning on Monday, July 6th, you can also reserve physical copies of Marblehead High School Summer Reading items on your NOBLE account and schedule a curbside pickup. Please read the full details here.


Get Out and Listen: Racial Justice Audiobooks on hoopla and Overdrive

We recently posted a suggested racial justice reading list: did you know that you can access most of these books on the go with your earbuds and hoopla or Overdrive/Libby? Many of the peaceful protesters are asking everyone simply to listen. The library is offering you an opportunity to do just that with audiobook versions of suggested titles.

The following audiobooks are always available on hoopla:

Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

The library has also acquired Overdrive Advantage copies of the titles below–Marblehead patrons get priority access to these!

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo

For more audiobooks on this topic, check out hoopla’s Conversations on Race and Overdrive’s Facing Racism collections.

Here’s your opportunity to examine fresh perspectives while getting some fresh air. Stay safe and listen up.

You’ll also be joining in the celebration of Audiobook Month with hoopla!

New to hoopla and/or Overdrive/Libby? Get access with your Marblehead library card! If you don’t currently have a card, begin here. And feel free to email the reference staff with any questions at

Discover Your Next Great Read With NoveList

Use NoveList Plus to Discover Your Next Great Read!

Did you know you can access many digital resources at home with your library card? One example is NoveList Plus, which makes it fun and easy to discover your next great read!

Once you log on, with your library card, you can begin searching by browsing fiction, nonfiction, genres, themes, or award-winning booklists. Don’t have a library card? Find out how you can register online!

The “Advanced search” section allows you to search by three different terms. You can scroll down and “Browse” to find preferred search terms by subject/appeals, author, title, series, and dewey number. 

And further down under “Search Modes and Expanders” you can set limits not only for books but for media mentions from TV and radio shows, and by document type for articles and lists within NoveList. You can also limit by year and for forthcoming books.

If you have an author you like, NoveList gives detailed information about that author, the books they have written, and all the series written by the author.

If you click on the title of a book, you can find reviews for it by literary journals. Under “More about this book,” find genres, themes, writing styles, and subject headings. To find similar books, scroll down further to check off several categories of interest relating to the book. 

If you are ready to move on, there is a list of Read-alikes to the right with similar titles or authors you might enjoy.

In addition, under the “Quick Links” tab at the top of the page, there are articles and resources for book discussion groups.

With so much to offer, you are bound to find your next great read with NoveList!

Read about more NoveList features here.