Thursday, August 8, 2013

Follow My Book Blog Friday (98)

This is a meme hosted every Friday by Parajunkee, where book bloggers answer a question each week and check out how others answered it. It's a cool way for bloggers and viewers to connect and learn more about each other!

Question: Back to school time! Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you'll be teaching this semester. 

Answer: Okay, I've got to say, I'm really excited for today's question. Like, dancing around with fireworks excited...

I'm going to be a junior this year and I'm currently majoring in English Education, which means I'm only two years away from actually having an English class of my own! Hopefully I'll be teaching high school English and, believe me, I've thought A LOT about what books I would love to teach my students. If I could have the power to actually teach my students these books, I would love my job even more than I know I'm going to. I can't wait until graduation and I can finally have my own classroom! But until then, here are some books I'd absolutely love to have on my curriculum...


Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
1984 by George Orwell

YA Fiction

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Divergent by Veronica Roth


  1. Great list! I LOVE Wuthering Heights! Of course Harry Potter is a given! And I haven't read City of Bones yet, but I'm planning to read it next week. No joke. :D Old follower here.

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  2. Yay, Harry Potter! Love that it makes the list of an actual future English teacher! I hope one day you get to teach all of the books you love. Good luck!

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  3. Awesome list! I would've cried tears of happiness if my english teacher told me we were going to be reading Harry Potter in class, haha. I hope you have great students who love to read!

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  4. Hey great minds! I went with some P&P, Gatsby, HP, and Divergent. The best English class would incorporate the classics with something current :) Old follower.

    Meredith’s Musings

  5. Hopping through. Oh, Great Gatsby. I should have thought of that.
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  6. As long as I'am allowed to pick all Y/A Fictions (excepted The Perks) as my to-read for the whole course of the English Lit, then I'm with you, Ma'am.

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  7. Great list for both Classics and YA. I've been meaning to read The Great Gatsby...I heard it's...great.

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  8. I'd love to learn about City of Bones and The Fault in Our Stars. Great choices!

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  9. Jessica fantastic choices. I love your variety :D I think I'd love to be in your class. Have you already secured a position? You must be so excited! Do you get to choose the books or do you need to follow a book list from a curriculum booklet?

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  10. +JMJ+

    Good luck with your dream to be a high school English teacher! I'm sure your love of reading will be contagious. =D

  11. nice selection,

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  12. If we had a teacher who would assign The fault in our stars, Divergent and Harry Potter, I think I would love that person :D Haha, great picks!

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  13. Hi Jessica,
    What a coincidence! I've also chosen Pride and Prejudice, The picture of Dorian Gray and Wuthering Heights.

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  14. Great list! I've read some of these that you've posted, and I think they would be great for students to read. Others on here are on my TBR list :)

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    Pages of Comfort

  15. I like how you put two different categories. Is nice to be able to switch between the classics so you don't get burnt out on them! I'm sure you will be a wonderful teacher when you finally graduate!!

    + extra love for the Katy Perry Gif :)

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  16. I have several of the same books!
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  17. Great lists. It would be hard to decide which class to take from you, YA or Classics, because both look amazing. I tried reading The Great Gatsby at the beginning of this year but I couldn't get into it. I might have to try it again since I seen it on a lot people's list for the blog hop.

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  18. Excited for the Oscar Wilde! What would you talk about with "City of Bones"?

    I'd appreciate it if you'd respond to my question on my FF, 'cause I actually want to read your answer! I haven't quite figured out if there's a way to receive notifications when people respond to you if they don't use the same website you do. (Wordpress is great for this!)

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  19. Awesome list. I love that you have the classics as well as YA. A perfect balance to create a exciting class. My kind of class.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.
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  20. I went with the classics myself. Love your blog. I am following via GCF and would love a follow via GCF or email. Thanks!

    Wanda aka flghtlss @ A Book Lover's Retreat

  21. Some fun choices! I never got to read Austen in class, I would have loved it!

  22. I love Divergent so much! Fantastic list. :) I'm an old follower!


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