Thursday, July 9, 2015

#TBT: High School Reading List

I think I might have been the only one that was absolutely thrilled and  excited to get the reading list every year for my English classes.  Why? Because it meant a trip to the bookstore to buy my favorite thing on the planet, MORE BOOKS!  Because I needed them, wanted them, and would own a copy of all the books I wanted to read on that list. 

I know it usually said we only had to read one or two books to fill the requirement, but I usually picked about 3-4 books and read all of them throughout the summer.  I absolutely loved all of them.  Here are some of the ones that I read throughout my summer breaks in high school. 

These were just a few of the ones I've had to read.  However, looking at my old high school's current summer reading lists....damn I wish I was in HS now! I know exactly which ones I'd read! 

Here are the reading lists for my current high school for the 2015-2016 school year, where the projects are due the 1st day of school: 

9th Grade:

  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman 
  • Gone by Michael Grant
  • We Beat the Street by The Three Doctors
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • The Future of Us by Jay Asher
10th Grade:
  • You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle
  • Noggin by John Corey Whaley
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
  • Foul Trouble by John Feinstein
  • NIL by Lynne Matson
11th Grade: 
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • Fake ID by Lamar Giles
  • To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Avalon by Mindee Arnett
  • You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle
12th Grade: 
  • The Impossible Knife by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Caged Warrior by Alan Sitomer
  • The Program by Suzanne Young
  • The Winner's Curse by Jennifer Smith
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
The projects are awesome too...ranging from create a movie poster, a book jacket, a book journal, for the regular English class to create a book talk, a soundtrack, and other awesome projects for the Honors English.  Seriously, what the hell...can I please be back in HS nao! Though to be honest, some of these are already on my TBR list...and my wish list over at bookdepository :D

1 comment:

  1. I've never head of any of those books. I'm so glad we never had to do summer reading when I was a kid; I read all summer long, but books I wanted to read, not ones the teacher picked. We had one required book per quarter and while I enjoyed maybe half of them, the rest were nothing but a chore.