Book Titles for Next Year

**I just realized this is my 500th posting from the “Fancy Oatmeal/Forever Within the Numbered Pages” blog!!!!  Thank you to all of you who have followed me through my journey of figuring out what this blog is meant to be and all of the adventures leading up to today.

500 posts

(Thanks for the image!)

The 2012-13 school year is not quite yet over, yet I a have been brainstorming and researching many different titles for next year’s Freshmen English Reading List.  There are two different classes that I will be teaching, in theory: English I and Honors English.  There is nothing that says I have to create two different syllabi, but it allows me to indulge my own book nerd heart.  #MoreBooksMoreJoy

Proposed Titles:

English I:

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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The Book Thief by Mark Zusak

(My Review)

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Honors English:

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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Looking for Alaska by John Green

(You know I love me some John Green!)

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Both Classes:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Sold by Patricia McCormick

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

(We already have a love affair with the Bard)

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Any books that you would recommend that I add/replace/remove?  Seriously, I am open for suggestions!

13 thoughts on “Book Titles for Next Year

  1. Same here ! I think it has a good message if you get it. Btw i got on here to find the thing talking about our project so i could finish it but i got distracted by your interesting and funny blogs. I think ive read like 10. You are a distraction from your own homework! Lol

  2. Put the faith you would put into your students into yourself ! If you do write , i want to be one of the first readers .

    • I’m a proud teacher right now ;). I do have an idea; it’s not a brand new concept but it would be more about the character. The narrator would be a young-ish woman (early 20s or even 30) who is able to go back and revisit her younger self, but as the younger girl’s teacher.

  3. Oh so then she would kind of be able to coach her or ”teach” her younger self through the things she already knows is going to happen ? That sounds awesome! Especially because i think we all wish we could go back and help ourselves out a little(; Lol. I think you should go for it!

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