Wednesday, January 9, 2008

What I Will Have (Re)Read By The End of Next Summer

I’ve been asking all of my students for a list of at least four books they’d read or reread over the summer. Here is a compendium of titles/authors:
The Alex Rider series
Soldier X
Splinter Cell
Tuesdays with Morrie
Mitch Albom
The Catcher in the Rye
Ink Heart
The Secret Life of Bees
To Kill a Mockingbird
The perks of being a wallflower
Romeo & Juliet (girls; boys ‘would rather die’)
Eclipse (girls)
Peaches (girls)
The Kite Runner
Fahrenheit 451
Into the Wild
The Lovely Bones
Little Women
Of Mice and Men
Lord of the Rings (any/all)
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery
Ender’s Game
A Separate Peace
Watership Down
The Iliad
Life of Pi
The Book Thief
The Things They Carried
Flowers for Algernon
Angels & Demons
Jodi Picoult books
Harry Potter (any/all)
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
The House on Mango Street
The Lovely Bones
Life of Pi
The book thief
To kill a mockingbird
Autobiography of Frederick Douglass
Of Mice and Men
Black Boy
The Jungle
The Outsiders
Huckleberry Finn
Diary of Anne Frank
Me Talk Pretty One Day
The Kite Runner
Ender’s Game
Robinson Crusoe
Sherlock Holmes
A Separate Peace
Lord of the Flies
The Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
The Secret
An End to Suffering
Zazie in the Metro
Mehmet, My Hawk
Poems of Rumi
Short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
The Bourne Supremacy, etc.
(oh yeah, and the image above is of Marty Feldman in "The Adentures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother," 1975)

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