Monday, June 10, 2013

2013 Books for Me and the Kids

Since going back to work in November 2010, I haven't done much reading, except as it applied to the classes I was teaching!  So up until this summer my reading has been limited to reading and/or re-reading the following, in order to teach them:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Lightning Thief
The Blind Side
Inherit the Wind
The Island of Dr. Moreau 
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
1984 by George Orwell
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
13 Reasons Why
The Litigators by John Grisham
Maximum Ride
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson

Wow, laid out like that it isn't too shabby a list!  Several of those books were summer reads.  Every student at my school is responsible for at least two summer reading books.  The others were for class.  Sorry I don't remember all the authors.  I'll try to look them up later.

This summer, I have read the following:

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aiden
Duty and Desire by Pamela Aiden

I also started reading longer books out loud to the kids a while back.  I have read them:

The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Wow! It's really different from the movie!)

Happy reading to all of you!


Adele said...

What did you think of An Assembly Such as This?
I read it a few years ago and loved it! Such a fun spin on the story. Read the other two in the series if you get a chance. They are great. :)

Quad Squad! said...

I love this trilogy! Almost as much as I love Pride and Prejudice! I have read them before and am re-reading them now. So much fun!

Adele said...

Now I'm just waiting for her to write Dy's story. :)

Totally fun!

Kim McKee said...

For other great read-aloud books I liked:
Mr. Popper's Penguins
The Indian in the Cupboard
The Borrowers
The Enormous Egg