Thursday, August 8, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday





Check out Parajunkee & Alison Can Read for more information on this Friday blog hop and to sign up and join the fun.


This week an activity:

Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you'll be teaching this semester.


Ooooo this is a fun one. There are so many books to choose from, but here it goes:

1.  The Harry Potter Series (yes all 7 books!)
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
3. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
4. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein







So what about you? What would you require? Do you like any of my choices?

31 comments:

  1. Ooh great list! I haven't thought about S.E.Hinton in years! I'd totally take your class! :D Following via bloglovin'.

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    1. The Outsiders was my bible in high school LOL. I STILL have the completely worn out, dog-eared, paper back :)

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  2. I've heard excellent things about Pretty Amy. I definitely have to check it out!

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    1. It's very raw. Shows the downside of a poor choice rather than glamorizing it. It's one of those "real" books that could hit home to a lot of teens.

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  3. Hopping through. Definitely Pride and Prejudice. And Harry Potter. Of literary value.
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    1. I figured going with some classics and adding some more modern things made the list a bit more exciting :)

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  4. A great mix of classics and contemporary. Harry Potter should be read by every kid...ever.

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    1. I agree about Harry Potter. It really should be required reading!

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  5. OOoh nice mix of classics and non!! Yay Harry Potter!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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    1. I swear I add HP to everything LOL.

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  6. Meredith I love the variety in the books. I'd love to read the Harry Potter series and Divergent for school :)

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    1. I would think Harry Potter would be that assignment most students would get in to. And so much to discuss in Divergent!

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    2. I'd have loved to study Harry Potter.

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  7. Great choices Meredith! I love having a mix of classic and new fiction :)

    Traci @ my FF

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my Feature & Follow!

    You've got such a range here, that the students would never be bored! Nice choices! :)

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  9. Good choices! I haven't read PRETTY AMY yet, but I've heard good things. Thanks for hopping. XOXO - PJ

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    1. Thanks for hosting such an awesome hop! I love the rawness of Pretty Amy. Love Lisa Burstein!

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  10. Great pick! Thanks for mixing in some recent books not all classics! I'd love to take your class!

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    Amber @Paradise of Pages

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    1. I just remember wishing more current things were on the required reading list LOL. Classics are important, but instilling a love of reading more so!

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  11. Haha, we do have a ton of the same ones! I wish I had gotten to read Jane Austen in high school so that I could have discovered how amazing her books were sooner! Thanks for stopping by my FF :)

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    1. Me too!!! Of course slapping the word required on anything made me rebel LOL.

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  12. That's a very diverse curriculum you're planning. :P

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    1. LOL, I like to keep things interesting ;)

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  13. Nice list! I remember reading The Great Gatsby in high school, but I think if I read it again, I would appreciate it much more :)

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    1. Love Gatsby. I would love to go to one of his parties LOL.

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  14. First time I've seen "The Outsiders" included in any of the hop responses! What a good choice.
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    1. I was obsessed with The Outsiders in high school!

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  15. Hi Meredith,
    I'm really happy that you included The Outsiders in your list. I was a huge fan of the book and the movie when I was in high school.

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    1. I LOVED The Outsiders! One of my all time faves ;)

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