Monday, August 21, 2006

New Reading List

With the new semester beginning, I've decided to start reading books from high school and college English curriculums. I browsed the local bookstore to see what the reading list looks like in my area and got some good ideas. I don't remember entire sections of book stores dedicated to local reading needs when I was in high school, but it's a great idea. One-stop shopping.

So what were your favorite books in high school or college? Have you heard about any interesting additions to the reading lists in your area?

I read The Stranger yesterday. Apparently Bush just read it, which is interesting since it's about a man that kills an Arab and shows no remorse. Odd choice, Mr. President.

Give me book suggestions!


Jenise said...

Well, I go straight to the Literature section of the bookstore, so I haven't seen any new reading lists :) But some of my recent reads and other recommends are:

Persuasion (my new 2nd fav Austen after P&P); The Three Muskateers books (there are 5 total); Vanity Fair (so much better than the movie). Currently reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Northanger Abbey, and about to start The Jane Austen Book Club.

My lending library is in full swing these days - if you lived in D, you could borrow!

Rachel C. said...

Yippee! I can leave a comment now! My favorite book in high school was Jane Eyre. I read it twice in the time it took everyone else to read it once.

Jamie said...

Rachel, you also should read The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. And if you like it, you can continue the series. I think I've read Jane Eyre recently. I'll have to check. I know I own it.