Hi all. I'm assuming that there are some English Teachers/ informed human beings on this site and am looking for your recommendation. Below is my summer reading list, of which we must read two books. Anyone have any advice or suggestions? What's good?
Here's the format:
Danticat Krik Krak; Breath, Eyes, Memory
Gaines A Lesson Before Dying
Myers Fallen Angels
Wilson Fences; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; The Piano Lesson
Gutterson Snow Falling on Cedars
Jen Typical American; Mona in the Promised Land
Kingston The Woman Warrior; China Men
Lahiri The Interpreter of Maladies; The Namesake; Unaccustomed Earth
Lee Native Speaker
Mukherjee The Middleman and Other Stories; Desirable Daughters; The Tree Bride
Nguyen Stealing Buddha’s Dinner
See On Gold Mountain
Tan The Kitchen God’s Wife; The Hundred Secret Senses; The Bonesetter’s Daughter
Cather My Antonia
Farrell Studs Lonigan
Goodman Kaaterskill Falls
Hoffman Lost in Translation
Kingsolver The Bean Trees; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Roth, H Call it Sleep
Roth, P. Goodbye, Columbus and Other Stories
Simon Bronx Primitive
Sinclair The Jungle
Yezierska The Bread Givers
Alvarez How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Anzaldua Borderlands/Las Frontera
Cisneros Woman Hollering Creek
Garcia Dreaming in Cuban
Hijuelos The Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love
McCarthy All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Vol. 1)
Rodriguez The Hunger of Memory
Conway The Road from Coorain
Alexie The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, Indian Killer
Allen (editor) Spiderwoman’s Granddaughters
Dorris Yellow Raft in Blue Water
Neihardt Black Elk Speaks
Thank you for any suggestions. Ultimately, I will decide after I've checked out all the books, but recommendations are welcomed!
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Thread: Summer Reading
Well, I like Phillip Roth so I would recommend Goodbye Columbus.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a great book, both from an historical perspective and the lessons it teaches about corporate greed.
Jun 16, 2009, 04:17 PM #3
An Inconvenient Book by Glenn Beck
Snow falling on Cedars- Basically two stories in one, A court case trying to solve a murder mystery, and flashbacks on the main character's love affairs with this girl.
Jun 16, 2009, 05:18 PM #6
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of those books..A Yellow raft in Blue Water...cools story and paints the picture of what its like as a kid growing up Native American these days.
Jun 16, 2009, 05:19 PM #7Member
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The Jungle is a must read, whether it's required or not. Just a great book all around.
A Lesson Before Dying was my required reading before freshman year of high school, and it was actually a quick and interesting read. Makes you think about the death penalty in a different light.
Jun 16, 2009, 06:44 PM #8
Asking for suggestions on literature in a surf forum??? That's like looking for dental advice at a NASCAR event.
whatever happened to just being "American"? Try "The First Man in Rome" by Collen McCollough. I've never heard of any of those books besides "The Jungle", new doesn't always equal good.
Jun 16, 2009, 07:01 PM #10