26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School - not sure if all would be allowed by some schools - some adult themes here but this is one of the best reading lists I've seen! If not taught then 100% recommended to read in their own time.
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Good book list for adults & older teens - 26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School
26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School. A few of these actually were taught at my high school.
26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School. Some of these I would leave off (Water for Elephants - why?). And I've seen many of these on reading lists already, including The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which is not on this list.
26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School. I haven't read them all but there are some great selections here.
So I'm still fully supportive of the 19th and 20th century curriculum, but these are definitely books that high schoolers should read on their own :) 26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School
26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School: Great list of books overall! I've read about 8 of these entries
Not all of these books would have been wise choices for me as a high school teacher to require all students read them. However, they make excellent choices for me, as well as anyone who would like to read something "interesting for a change." 26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School
26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School ...read 9/26
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | 32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life....winter break reading list here i come
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | 32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life - must read
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | 32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life - Happy that a book that was written in French makes it to a US list and #1. This book is universal anyway and I put it #1 on this list too. I think with admiration of Jean-Dominique Bauby who was Editor in Chief of Elle Paris and wrote the book by winking one eye. He passed away but he gave us a marvelous testimony on love and life. Now I can't wait to (re)read all the other books on this #Buzzfeed list #wow #books
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Life changing books. Buzzfeed
22 Books You Pretend You’ve Read But Actually Haven’t
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22 Books You Pretend You’ve Read But Actually Haven’t. Keep for later, so as to have a "to read" book list. (I've read 4 of them including great expectations)
22 Books You Pretend You’ve Read But Actually Haven’t Most people lie and say they’ve read these classic books to seem smarter, according to...
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens | 22 Books You Pretend You've Read But Actually Haven't - I have actually already read some on this list, including the Bible.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens | 22 Books You Pretend You’ve Read But Actually Haven’t (I've actually read 8 of these. Remind me to read the other 14 :L)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens | 22 Books You Pretend You've Read But Actually Haven't
"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. What else is there to say? An instant classic.
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The Box of Delights (New York Review Children's Collection) - Kindle edition by John Masefield, Judith Masefield.
The Box of Delights (New York Review Children's Collection) by John Masefield. $13.69. Author: John Masefield. 312 pages. Reading level: Ages 9 and up. Publisher: NYR Children's Collection (October 23, 2007). Series - New York Review Children's Collection
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The box of delights, or, When the wolves were running by John Masefield ; illustrated by Judith Masefield. (Series: New York Review ch...
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How Many Of These Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels Have You Read
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List of Pulitzer Prize winning books- good list to reference when I need something new to read (I've read 36!)
List of Pulitzer Prize winning books. I have read many of these books but just because a book won a prize doesn't mean you will enjoy it. I have learned to close a book if it is boring to me....there is always another book to enjoy.
This is a thoughtful list of Pulitzer Prize winning books- great to reference when I need something new to read!
How Many Of These Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels Have You Read? I've only read 16. My reading list just got longer.
How many of these Pulitzer prize winning novels have you #read? #books
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki Book Club Discussion Guide from BookMovement --Book Clubs, Book Reviews, Discussion Questions, Book ...
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"She'd written, 'Up, down, same thing.' And then later when they were at the beach, Jiko said those exact same words … 'up, down, same thing.' I had that dream over a week before I read about the beach, so how did I know that?" -- from "A Tale For The Time Being: a novel" by Ruth Ozeki (p. 230)
A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki This gorgeous and intricate novel tells the story of a novelist living in the Pacific Northwest who discovers a teenaged Japanese girl's diary that has washed ashore. The story moves back and forth between the two narratives, and it's easy to imagine a small-screen adaptation that slowly unravels the mystery of the girl who penned the diary.
A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling author Ozeki. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century.
(Lauren) A Tale for the Time Being / Ruth Ozeki / Just finished this fantastic novel. Highly recommend to any fan of Murakami, philosophy, botanists, or amateur sleuths.
Book #40 was A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. This is a philosophical novel, a coming-of-age novel, a mystery novel sprinkled with a dash of magic realism. It’s about a japanese girl and a woman in British Columbia who is drawn into the story after discovering the girl’s diary. This book covers so much ground, but never loses its focus. It covers bullying, child prostitution, depression, suicide, and more. The story manages to be heart breaking and optimistic at the same time. Read it!
50 Books by Women Authors. Definitely need to add some of these to my reading list!
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Please Ignore Vera Dietz was a 2011 Printz Honor book. When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with secrets that could help clear his name.
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King A lot of hype is around this book with the Printz Honor awarded to it. It seems interesting and something a lot of people are reading.
When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with secrets that could clear his name. The story line of this book is so good that you really won't want to put it down. It has sad parts, parts that will make you pull for the heroine, and parts that make you want to slap Vera. I really liked how Charlie manifested himself in Vera's imagination.
"Vera has spent her whole life secretly in love w/her best friend Charlie. And over the years she has kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything. So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to? Edgy and gripping, Please Ignore Vera Dietz is an unforgettable novel: smart, funny, dramatic & always surprising."
Please ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King. 2011 Honor Book
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Beautiful Ruins: A Novel: Jess Walter: 9780061928178: Amazon.com: Books - on my to read list, looks like a pleasure to read - Beautiful Ruins is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962...and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years
Looking forward to starting this for my newly reconvened book club! Jess Walter's ('87 BA journalism) sixth novel, "Beautiful Ruins" is set for release in spring of 2012. He is also the author of "The Financial Lives of the Poets," 2009, "The Zero," a 2006 National Book Award finalist and "Citizen Vince," winner of the 2005 Edgar Award Allan Poe for best novel.
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Beautiful Ruins, a novel by Jess Walter. A well spun story. The ending could have been stronger. 8/10
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Beautiful Ruins: A Novel by Jess Walter, http://www.amazon.com/dp/00619281 27/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Ezq4pb1F3QNA8. I just heard an amazing review of this -- on my summer reading list!
5 stars == #20 of 50: Beautiful Ruins  by Jess Walter (337p). Purchased at Warwick's got signed. It was so cool to meet this author and hear his story of taking 15 years to write this book. I loved it and most of the girls in my book club enjoyed it too.We definitely had a lot to talk about. I'm looking forward to the movie maybe in a few years.
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Big Brother is still watching
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1984 by George Orwell... I read this over the summer back in high school. It was extremely unnevering to say the least.
1984 is a juxtaposition to Brave New World because it describes a negative future. Unfortunately, the parallels between this book and reality are a little to close for comfort, in my opinion. Big Brother has become part of our vernacular, so young adults should be familiar with where that concept came from.
Big brother is watching -- OK, I'm cheating here because in High School I, like everyone else, was supposed to read this - I did not. I read it in --- 1984!
1984 by George Orwell one of the the books that I actually read in high school lol it was pretty good.
1984. My favorite book in high school. I still love a great dystopian story.
Big Brother is watching me Pin this to my Books Worth Reading board....
1984 by George Orwell. Big Brother is now, and his name is Facebook.
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The Help By Kathryn Stockett. I know everyone's into this book right now, but that doesn't change the fact that it's worth reading.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett | Great book and movie.. Really makes you think about the prejudices in society nowadays
The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Even if you've seen the movie... read the book. It is wonderful and more alive than watching real people play it out on the screen.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett This book is so powerful and I love it and the movie. I recommend it to *everyone* (+16)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett From page two, the voice in this book had me captivated. I couldn't put it down. The characters wrap themselves around your finger and won't let go. Transported to the 1950's South, you will cry, shout, be so angry you could spit, and laugh out loud as you are allowed to follow the lives of these unforgettable people. This is one of my all time favorite books. Love it, go get it, READ it!
The Help by Kathryn Stockett Skeeter returns home to Mississippi from college in 1962 and begins to write stories about the African-American women that are found working in white households, which includes Aibileen, who grieves for the loss of her son while caring for her seventeenth white child, and Minny, Aibileen's sassy friend, the hired cook for a secretive woman who is new to town... Saw the movie and it was awesome!
The Help - A Book worth reading and a movie worth seeing!
The Help, a Book Club selection loved the movie too
love italo calvino - want to read everything by him!
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love italo calvino - want to read everything by him! (I WANT THIS!!!)
I have heard so many wonderful things about his books - italo calvino
love italo calvino - Recommended by my bookseller friend, Leon.
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I love the works of Italo Calvino!
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Try to let some understand what one has an interest in hiding from all. As for me, I have always preferred frankness. But Wilde made up his mind to make of falsehood a work of art. Nothing is more precious, more tempting, more flattering than to see in the work of art a falsehood and, reciprocally, to look upon falsehood as a work of art… This artistic hypocrisy was imposed on him… by the need of self-protection. ” — André Gide, on Oscar Wilde, from The Journals of André Gide
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(Bought this in Clarke & Satchwells, 71, then took it wandering round Cornwall & Scillies, getting stoned & feeling like a factory at night, lights blazing).
La sabiduría no viene de la razón sino del amor." "Las cosas más bellas son las que inspira la locura y escribe la razón." (André Gide)
The Journals of Andre Gide.
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood | 10 Classic Literature Transformations
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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths) by Margaret Atwood, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002FL5HG4/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_D8F0pb0291S4P
Pretty much anything written by Margaret Atwood is worth reading but this is a particular favourite.
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths) By Margaret Atwood, I love when authors take a myth or historical story and make it new
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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths) by Margaret Atwood 4/1
Margaret Atwood - The Penelopiad (a different take on mythological history).
The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood #contemporary #mythology #retelling
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The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood - Have read this so many times
Oscar Wilde "He is really not so ugly after all, provided, of course, that one shuts one's eyes, and does not look at him." --from "The Birthday of the Infanta", The House of Pomegranates (1892)
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"The House of Pomegranates," a collection of fairy tales written by Oscar Wilde
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The House of Pomegranates (1892)
Oscar Wilde's stories
On January 4, 1960, at the age of forty-six, Camus was killed in a car accident outside Paris. The incomplete manuscript of The First Man, the autobiographical novel Camus was working on at the time of his death, was found in the mud at the accident site. Camus' daughter, Catherine Camus, later transcribed the handwritten manuscript to type press, and published the book in 1994.
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"The First Man"...an unfinished book published and printed by Albert Camus' daughter after his accidental death in 1960
Albert Camus (1913 -1960 ) - Roman autobiographique inachevé d'Albert Camus, publié par sa fille en 1994 aux éditions Gallimard - Recherche Google -
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The Last Runaway Want to Read pick shelf Rate this book 1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
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The Last Runaway. The latest from the author of Girl with the Pearl Earring. Looks good. I do love Historical Fiction.
The Last Runaway - Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850, only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape.
A young British girl comes to Ohio and finds her Quaker beliefs challenged. The theme of searching for freedom combines with interesting period details of the Midwest and the art of quilting.
The Last Runaway~ New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement.
Forced to leave England and struggling with illness in the wake of a family tragedy, Quaker Honor Bright is forced to rely on strangers in the harsh landscape of 1850 Ohio and is compelled to join the Underground Railroad network to help runaway slaves escape to freedom.
Top New Historical Fiction on Goodreads, January 2013: The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (author of Girl with a Pearl Earring & The Lady and the Unicorn)
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier author of The Girl With The Pearl Earring. An English Quaker becomes part of the Underground Railroad in 1850 Ohio.
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier "n New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier’s newest historical saga, she introduces Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850, only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape."
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and other great books)
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The fault in our stars. Hazel's eulogy. TFIOS. Movie. Book. Augustus Waters. Hazel Grace Lancaster. John Green. Amazing. Quote. Love.
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Explore Talent excites followers towards the release of John Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars” movie trailer. The film will be in theaters on June 6, 2014.
Let me in by Grouplove from the The Fault In Our Stars move soundtrack for the movie based on the book by John Green
Explore Talent excites movie addicts for the release of John Green’s fresh “The Fault In Our Stars” movie trailer. The movie will be shown in movie theaters June 6, 2014.
The Fault in Our Stars movie still! Im so excited for this! Its an amazing book!!!! #dope Use rep code: MEMBER at Karmaloop.com for a discount - http://bit.ly/1ibgMmF
Cancer lingers, but luckily, hope does too. Here's a poignant + touching write-up of the new film "The Fault In Our Stars." #TFIOS
Here are 5 Things You Need to Stop Stressing Over, ladies (especially considering the Pretty Little Liars summer premiere, tonight): http://misstrendshe.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-not-to-worry-about-5-things-to.html Movies, The Fault in Our Stars #TFIOS Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort as Gus and Hazel
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