Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Outside Reading

It's that time of the year again! You need to find a book that you will enjoy, have it approved by me, and read it by early April. Make sure to take the time to find a book that intrigues YOU; as cheesy as it sounds, there is a book out there waiting for you that could change your life. Use this post to: a) share recommended book titles and authors with your peers b) declare the book title and author you have chosen.

Here's a short list of my personal favorites; feel free to ask me about any of them:

Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse by Jared Diamond
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
Made in America by Bill Bryson
Fast Food Nation (or anything) by Eric Schlosser
Man and his Symbols by Carl Jung
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Captain’s Daughter by Alexander Pushkin
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan
1984 by George Orwell
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
What is the What by Dave Eggers
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
A Primer of Jungian Psychology
Anything by: Gogol, Chekhov, Bunin, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Bulgakov
The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

25 comments:

TyAnA said...

Pictures of Hollis Woods By Patricia Reilly Giff

Mrs. Young said...

Guess what! We have many of Mr. Kefor's Favorites right here in the school library. Come by and take a look!

Sam said...

Mr Kefor,
The Catcher in the Rye is my favorite book EVER & Fast Food Nation was amazing.I loved all the info in FFN, especially the part about the man falling into the meat grinder. Happy meals are just so innocent!
I think Fast Food Nation should be the next book for one school, one book. Maybe it can just be on the reading list or something because everyone NEEDS to read it and learn what they're really eating!

Anonymous said...

The Wedding By Nicholas Sparks...he is also the author of the Notebook..which was also an excellent book.

-Iris

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Juiced" by Jose Conseco.

Zack Schleicher

Anonymous said...

I am reading The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury.

Lauren Southworth

Anonymous said...

Made In America by Bryson

Ryan Kok

Anonymous said...

Senior Year by Dan Shaughnessy

Eric Olson
Class E

Anonymous said...

I am reading My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Anonymous said...

I am reading the book Reverse the Curse by Dan Shaunesssy, he also wrote many books about the Red Sox and Baseball books.








Ben Hastings

J.BLISS said...

The Art of Undressing by Stephanie Lehmann. It's Ballin'

Justin Bliss

Anonymous said...

I am reading the book Sisters by Danielle Steel.


Jennifer O'Brien

Anonymous said...

For my outside reading project I am reading The Perfect Match by Jodie Picoult.


Brittney Costa

Anonymous said...

I am reading My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Kellie Hansen

Anonymous said...

Courtney Gallagher


Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel. One of my personal favorites was Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Personally i enjoy books that deal with topics of drug use and unmoral lifestyles. Crank is just that based upon a teenage girl who takes a vacation to Florida and comes home as an addict of crack and various other drugs.

Heather M. said...

The Black Tattoo by Sam Enthoven.

Anonymous said...

PIPES SAYS!


Straight Edge: Clean living youth, Punk, Hardcore and Social Change. by Ross Haenfler... is a biography on straight edge,its origin and how the hardcore scene developed from the 1970's to present time.

Ryan Goodman said...

Basically anything by Steven King is amazing especially Cell, Misery, and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Also anything by Dean Koontz is great. I am reading Watchers by Dean Koontz.

Anonymous said...

I am reading "The Children of Hurin" by JRR L. Tolken. Its a great read so far only on page 70 but so far its interesting.

Josh Spilewski

Anonymous said...

I am reading 21:Brining Down the House which is about MTI students who count cards in blackjack. I enjoy card games so I figured I would like this book. Plus I have wanted to read it for awhile but I dont read books that are not assigned by a teacher often because I have a busy schedule.

Adam Hart

Anonymous said...

I am reading Xenocide by Orson Scott Card. It is the third book in the Ender's Game quartet. It is cool. I can reads it real fast. I like it.

David Cooksey
Class E

Anonymous said...

Well, originally I was reading "Last Train to Memphis," I'm not quite sure who it's by, but it is a biography on Elvis Presley. I plan on continuing to read it, but I know that I will not have enough time to finish it. So, in the mean while I'm also reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. I haven't actually started reading it yet, but Mr. Kefor keeps talking about how great of a book it is, so I figured I'd give it a whirl.

Ashley LaRochelle
Class: E

Anonymous said...

I am reading "The Children of Hurin" by JRR L. Tolken. Its a great read so far only on page 70 but so far its interesting.

Josh Spilewski

Glassman said...

Never Give Up - By Tedi Bruschi
(Go ahead Mr. Kefor, delete this one, you won't do it, you're not sick enough!)

Mary said...

Jodi Picoult has written many excellent books including the popular, My Sisters Keeper and The Pact. She touches upon some very deep subjects in her books. For my outside reading book I will be reading The Tenth Circle which deals with the struggle of rage and date rape.