Sunday, March 8, 2009

March Book Club Choice


This is a simple post. What should we read together next? We had talked about reading a classic, and I suggested that you guys talk with your parents about what their favorite reads were when they were your age... Did anyone come up with anything? Do we still want to pursue a classic? I like the idea, but if someone feels strongly about a different genre, I'm willing to listen!
:)
Mrs. P

12 comments:

New Kid in the Library said...

Whoo! First Post!Actually I have a lot!Some of them aren't classics but still are supposed to be good . I have to list them later because I lost the notebook it was in so yeah.....

Jamia Kenan:)

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

Hey Jamia!

Hm...here are some of my parent's favorite books as a kid...(haha, and this is quite a few decades back, so.... :P )

Mom

Nancy Drew series
Maida's Little House
Maida's Little School (no idea on either of those...)


Papa

Tom Swift series (I have no idea what it's about...he was a little busy when I asked...)
Sherlock Holmes (yay!)

Hope that helps...

Analie

New Kid in the Library said...

I'm back. Here ar a few suggestions:
I know why the Caged Bird Sings
The Mysterious Benedict Society
13 Reasons Why by
Call Me Hope
What Happened to Cass Mcbride?
All of the Above
Firegirl
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Roll of thunder, hear my cry
Jane Eyre
Anne of Green Gables
My Antonia
Fahrenheit 451
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Lord of the Flies
Little Women
Light to my Path
A Tree grows in Brooklyn
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Looking for Red
Bird
Heaven
Little House on the Prarie
The House Of The Seven Gables
Oliver Twist
their eyes were watching god-zora neale hurston
Roots-Alex Hailey

Ok I have a LOT more. So if you guys don't like any of them just tell me and I'll list more.

P.S -- Some of them don't have the author names but I'll get back to that later.

Jamia Kenan

Everchanging said...

Though I'm not in a book club, I might have a few suggestions...I don't know what will work since I don't know how you guys discuss it, but here they are:

Little Women is a good suggestion. I read it a few months ago (and the first time I read it, I was in 5th grade) and I thought that it was a little lengthy, but the chapters are in a story-by-story format, and it's definitely age-appropriate.

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien--just because some people might not have read them.

White Fang/Call of the Wild by Jack London: because adventure stories about dogs are always cool.

Anything by Ray Bradbury would probably be great (though I haven't actually read them) and I'm sure you can make a lively discussion out of To Kill a Mockingbird. Other authors also include Verne, Mark Twain, and H.G. Wells. I haven't read those, so I can't give you feedback, but I hope I've given you some ideas...

Mrs. Pulley said...

Wow, some really great options posted so far...I'm excited to see some stuff I have wanted to read and some of my all-time faves on these lists! Shall I wait for some other Bookies to post before I give my opinion? It's difficult, but I shall. Except I'll say this (I almost kept my mouth shut--almost!): To Kill a Mockingbird is my all-time favorite novel, and I would love for you guys to read it. But I am open to whatever, so we'll see what happens!
:)
Mrs. P

Garrison said...

oooh I gotta join book club! ummm but my mom loved the Narnia series as a kid.

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

Ooh! Such good suggestions! I've heard To Kill a Mockingbird is great! (Mocking Bird?) I read Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry and I thought that was a great book! :D

Analie

RACHAEL said...

Oooh! I like this post!
I personally am a fan of Nancy Drew. Any classic is pretty good with me...

I haven't read How to Kill a Mockingbird, or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but I've heard they're good. And the one on Jamias list "All of the Above" sounds interesting...so many books so little time!

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

Wow...we do a lot of Oohs, haha. I'm pretty good with any genre, so...

Analie

JAD said...

I agree with Analie. I will probably like any genre or any book in that condition.

I belive we should bust a move fast because CSAP is coming really fast and then Spring break.

Joel

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

Ugh...CSAP....Well, I've been stocking up on large books for our CSAP days, so, yay! :D I have Watership Down (classic fiction) and Runemarks, which Denis suggested, can't wait to read them!

Analie

Are we going to do Book Club over CSAP?

New Kid in the Library said...

I've been asking around again and my mom recommended Weathering Heights and The Great Gatsby. She also mentioned To Kill a Mockingbird, which seems to be well known and popular. These are books she read when she was our age and she said she really enjoyed it.

Jamia :)