Reading List!

ReadingI just received an email from my advisor/YA Lit professor with a list for what we’ll be reading this semester.  It’s at least a few books a week (so I’ll be achieving Jo Knowles’s recommended amount!).

Here’s the list with my notations:

Levithan, David. Boy Meets Boy.
Cormier, Robert. The Chocolate War. – Own it, haven’t read it.  (Bought it at a library sale.)
Head, Ann. Mr. And Mrs. Bo Jo Jones.
Lipsyte, Robert. The Contender.
Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders. – Read it in middle or high school.
Anderson, Laurie Halse.  Winter Girls.
Frank, E.R. America.
Johnson, Angela.  First Part Last.
Dessen, Sarah. This Lullaby. – Sarah Dessen lives in Chapel Hill and I think both of her parents are professors at the university.  (I think her mom, in fact, is a Classics professor who spoke to my students once when I taught in Chapel Hill.)  It’d be cool if, you know, she came to our class.  She probably won’t, though.
Gaiman, Neil and Terry Prachett.  Good Omens. – Read it a few years ago, and I’m pretty sure Will owns it.
Lynch, Chris. Slot Machine.
Zusak, Marcus. The Book Thief
Blundell, Judy.  What I Saw and How I Lied
Nixon, Joan Lowery.  Name of the Game is Murder.
Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight. – Read it a year and a half ago and gave my copy away.  I wish I’d thought to keep it, but I know it won’t be hard to find again.  (I just hope I can get it used instead of new.)
Jones, Diana Wynne.  The Pinhoe Egg.
Westerfeld, Scott. The Uglies. – Read it a little more than 2 years ago, still have it.  It’ll be good to re-read as I never finished the series.
Myers, Walter Dean. Here in Harlem.
Freedman, Russell. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Helfer, Andrew. Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography.
Pardes, Bronwen. Doing it Right: Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices about Sex.
Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian.
De la Pena, Matt. Mexican WhiteBoy.
Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese.
Hale, Shannon, Dean Hale and Nathan Hale. Rapunzel’s Revenge.

We also need to keep a journal about these, informal, to refer to during class discussions.  I think my reviewing process here has prepared me really well for that.  Yay!

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4 responses on “Reading List!”

  1. I may have Will’s copy of Good Omens. Or maybe I have Caitlyn’s. Or maybe I gave Caitlyn her books back… (I don’t think I did though…)

    Also, have I offered you my copy of American Born Chinese before? I feel like it’s come up, and you said you didn’t need it, but if you change your mind, the offer stands.

  2. This does sound like a great class! I read S.E. Hinton when I was in high school and loved it all. It’s been a very long time since I’ve read The Outsiders, but I clearly remember the movie! It had a lot of hot guys in it, and had a bit of a cult following among my friends and I in the 80’s!

    By the way, I have a google account for my blogger blog, so my comments come up as “anonymous”. My name is Fiona, and you can catch my blog at readersrandomramblings.blogspot.com/

  3. I’m positive you can get Twilight used, as well as a bunch of the others, for that matter. Interesting, diverse list. Cool to see some graphic novels on there – and you reminded me I still need to read Rapunzel’s Revenge.

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