Q: Back to School. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit. class you'll be teaching this semester.
Oh, how I dread this question, mostly because I begin school on Monday... NOOOO!!! Back to my old socially awkward, bury-my-head-inside-of-a-book ways. Great... *cries silently*
The one class I always excelled in was literature class (for obvious reasons), and I thoroughly enjoy it. My class would be reading a mixture of the standard classics, and also some contemporary novels.
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Rabbit
I read this in the 6th grade, and it was the first book I didn't have to FORCE myself to read because it thoroughly consumed me. Also, it made me begin thinking about deeper topics like: What if we could live an immortal life? What if humans had that choice? Would I choose a life like that?
Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
Such a beautiful play. I was in the 9th grade when I first read this, and although I needed my teacher's help in translating it (don't judge me -_-), I was still thoroughly moved... and pissed off. If Romeo had just waited, like, 2 minutes before killing himself.. ugh!
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kayson
Now, I don't know if this would be that appropriate because of how openly it talks about mental issues, overdosing, suicide, etc. But I think it's really important that kids today be talked to about topics like this because maybe it'll help them get a sort of release or exhale.
Perk of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
When I first saw the movie, I was speechless, especially at the last scene (And I swear in this moment, we are infinite...) But when I read the book, it affected me even more. It helped me drastically because I, like a lot of people, am not the most outgoing person. Therefore, it helped to hear the thoughts of other misfits and outsiders because then I know that I'm not alone in this feeling.
Leave your links in the comments section, and I'll make sure to stop by and follow!