Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What are you reading?


Since the school year began I have read some good books: The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet, What is the What by Dave Eggers and The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz. What are you reading? Can you recommend any good books? Might any of the books you have read lately be appropriate for our school curriculum?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Johnny Got His Gun; Klepto; Ashes of Roses; A Child Called "IT"; Kids Are Americans Too; Culture Warrior; Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right.

Rachel M.

Anonymous said...

I also read The Kite Runner, The Glass Castle, and The Road. All really good books. I recently bought Water for Elephants which I plan to start after I finish my current book, The Memory Keepers Daughter. Two of my favorite books are The Time Travelers Wife and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. I think both would be appropriate for school. I also absoluetly love Angels Ashes! But I get the joy of reading that book again next year.

- a Junior who loves reading =]

Anonymous said...

Recently, I have read First They Killed My Father: a daughter of Cambodia remembers by Loung Ung and A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage.

Ung’s memoir, about what her family went through in the 1970’s when the Khmer Rouge overtook Cambodia and killed almost a fourth of the country’s population, was powerful because she lived through the horrors as a teenager.

The second, non-fiction book describes how different beverages have played interesting and important roles in the history of certain societies.

I would highly recommend these books to anyone who posses a love for history.

Lauren S.

K-Rods[Kim.R] said...

I actually just finished reading the book, "The Client". It was really good; the ending...not so much. It kept me interested through out the whole story. Now I'm going to start on "It's not about the bike", by Lance Armstrong. That, I'm not so excited about.

Nicole said...

I just finished The Stranger, which I thought was a very interesting and different book. I seemed to be one of the only people in my English class that enjoyed it, and I'm not sure why. I can't wait to read Kite Runner because I've heard so many great things about it.
-Nicole Wyllie

Anonymous said...

I have just finished reading The Stranger. I actually really enjoyed reading this book, it really caught my interest, especially with the way Camus put his point across. I also believed that the title of the book related to all of the characters inside of the novel. I have just started reading Kite Runner, I'm only on chapter two. I hear it is a really good book so I'm hoping the book stands up to the criticizm it's recieved.

Chris E.

Rachael Maggiani said...

I recently read "Possible Side Effects" and "Sellevision" by Augusten Burroughs (who is my favorite author) and I'm in the process of reading "I Am America And So Can You" by Stephen Colbert (who is hilarious). I'm also reading the one book, one school book by Lance Armstrong. I think that it's a good story so far, but the beginning was very repetetive. Also, his writing style is bland.

I'm hoping to start "The Road", "Glass Castle", "Water for Elephants", and "Wuthering Heights" soon, and I can't wait for Augusten Burroughs' new book "A Wolf at the Table" to be released in April. I also have a collection of books about JFK waiting to be read; I have a total of three, but I've only read one so far.

Nicole N. said...

I just read Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs. It was "laugh out loud funny" but really twisted and messed up, if it wasn't a memoir it'd just be funny. The characters seem too out there to be real but they are. I highly recommend it!

Anonymous said...

I just started the one school, one book Lance Armstrong book. It is surprisingly not as bad as I thought it would be. It is also really easy reading, and it is much better than last year's dog book!

-Jess L.

Anonymous said...

I just finished "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk. It was alright and it was a very quick read. It's very similar to the movie although the endings are completely different as well as some minor details.

I recently started "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" by Max Brooks (son of Mel Brooks). Despite all the great reviews, I find it hard to dive into. Luckily, I heard it picks up after a while. If you are into zombie movies, I recommend his first book, "The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead".
-Dom

Meg K. said...

Currently, I am reading the book, My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult. It was on the Sophomore Summer Reading list last summer but I didn’t read it. Everyone said that it was a very good book which is why I decided to read it. It is indeed a very good book.

Taylor M. said...

At the moment I am reading, The House of Seven Gables. It is for outside reading.

Mrs. Young said...

I posted the same question on my blog last week. I just finished Son of a Witch, the sequel to Wicked. I loved Wicked and enjoyed this one too but I would have liked a little more closure at the end. I will be starting The Memory Keeper's Daughter during SSR today.

Sara. said...

A Great and Terrible Beauty; Rebel Angels; and A Sweet Far Thing, all by Libba Bray. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber. Wasted by Marya Hornbacher. Dracula by Bram Stoker. Currently beginning The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. I have so many other favorite books but I cant remember them all! I am a very avid reader so if you have any suggestions please tell me!

-Sara Meadows