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I've read two of those (Armstrong and Wizenburg). I'll have to check out the others. I know the two I read started as blogs (and draw really heavily from those blogs) -- is that the case with the other two? It will be interesting to see what that means in terms of how they are written compared to the others, I think. Enjoy!


I might read some of these along with you!


What is your major? Neat reading list!


And the course description is???? It's a fascinating reading list! I love reading lists! Which is probably part of why I love your Mother's blog so much.

We homeschool our middle schoolers...and Ruth's reading for the coming four years is:

Ruth's Reading List for the Coming Four Years
Alas, Babylon, Pat Frank
All Creatures Great and Small, James Herriot
All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich M. Remarque
And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians), Agatha Christie
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank
Anthem, Ayn Rand
Antigone, Sophocles
The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X with Alex Haley
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Ernest J. Gaines
Black Like Me, John Howard Griffin
Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, translated by R.M. Lumiansky
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Jack Canfield et al.
The Chocolate War, Robert Cormier
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, James McBride
The Contender, Robert Lipsyte
The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
The Crucible (Penguin Plays), Arthur Miller
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand
Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
A Doll's House (Four Major Plays, Vol. I), Henrik Ibsen
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula, Bram Stoker
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes
Forged by Fire, Sharon M. Draper
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
The Freedom Writers Diary, Erin Gruwell
The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Grendel, John Gardner
Hamlet, William Shakespeare
Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer, Joseph Conrad
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
I, Robot, Isaac Asimov
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences, Truman Capote
Inherit the Wind, Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild (Krakauer), Jon Krakauer
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
The Light in the Forest, Conrad Richter
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Macbeth, William Shakespeare
Maus: A Survivor's Tale Part I: My Father Bleeds History, Art Spiegelman
The Miracle Worker, William Gibson
Monster, Walter Dean Myers
Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare
Native Son, Richard Wright
Night, Elie Wiesel
October Sky, Homer H. Hickam Jr.
Oedipus the King, Sophocles, translated by Bernard M. Knox
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
The Once and Future King, T.H. White
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
Our Town, Thornton Wilder
Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse
Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream, Sampson Davis & George Jenkins
The Pearl, John Steinbeck
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea, Sebastian Junger
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, Marjane Satrapi
A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
Rebecca, Daphne duMaurier
The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred D. Taylor
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
Romiette and Julio, Sharon M. Draper
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Soldier's Heart, Gary Paulsen
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
The Stranger, Albert Camus
A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare
Tears of a Tiger, Sharon M. Draper
That Was Then, This Is Now, S.E. Hinton
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, Mitch Albom
The Wave, Todd Strasser, writing as Morton Rhue
West Side Story, Irving Shulman
Whirligig, Paul Fleischman
1984, George Orwell


I read Armstong's book just after I had Lauren (about the only time I had to read thanks to pumping)...I laughed out loud so many times! :) Hope you enjoy it too!

p.s. got your card today - you are too sweet :)


That is a quite the haul...I'll be curious to see what you think. I've only read Homemade Life. Cool class ;)


cool Laura- I would rather read along with you then take my Drinking Water, Health and Sanitation class. :)


Read a Homemade Life and love, love, loved it!


Didn't love Dooce's book. Petite Anglaise was ok.

That's all I've got :)

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