Friday, August 9, 2013

Feature and Follow #59

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

This is a weekly blog hop hosted by the wonderful Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Today's question is:

Q: Back to school. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you’ll be teaching this semester.

Nice one. I doubt I'd ever be a English Lit teacher (more like arts or computer) but if I was back in school, I'd definitely want these books to be part of the curriculum:

SpeakBefore I FallKeep Holding OnGated

Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Keep Holding On - Susane Colasanti
Gated - by Amy Christine Parker

I think each have their strong points where social issues among other facts of life is concerned. And I would throw the next book in for the sheer fact that I love this story and would want teens in my class to enjoy reading it as well:

Nevermore (Nevermore, #1)

But that's me. How about you?


  1. Shane, I'd definitely enroll in your class just because we will tackle Lauren's Before I Fall. :D I really love it. Why did I even forget to include it in my list? Sam's story would probably blow your student's off their seats.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF.

    Thoughts and Pens

  2. I've seen Speak on quite a few lists. I'm going to have to be on the lookout for it.

    Thanks for stopping by and I'm following back.

  3. I will read before I fall next week.

    Thanks for dropping by and followed you back

    here's my Follow Friday

  4. glad to se a susane colasanti up there!! she deserves it! I still have to read that book by her, but I love her other ones!!

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    Amber @Paradise of Pages

  5. Shane I really love your selection. I think that Speak would be a fantastic book to read in High School and of course to discuss. Whilst I didn't love Before I fall like everyone else, I still think this would be a great lit book :)

    Thanks for visiting my hop :D

  6. Ooh, I left Gated off my list and now I wish I had included it! I recently read it and completely loved it, so in hindsight it's definitely one I would include too. Great picks!

    Oh, and I absolutely adored Nevermore as well. Awesome addition. :)

  7. I haven't read any of these books so this would be a nice class :)
    Thanks for stopping by my post!

  8. Oooh nice! I think I'd enjoy the classes I created! Studying UF with different paranormal beings and then of course the beginning of Paranormal YA before there ever was a Paranormal YA!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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    1. Yep, I like your list :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Jess!

  9. I haven't read many of these books but I really need too. Keep Holding On looks great.
    Old follower

  10. I could definitely see Speak being taught in a high school class. Great, powerful book!

  11. I went with what I would like to read rather than what might actually benefit the students. Oops. I haven't read any of these but "Speak" looks really interesting. Here's mine Backchatting Books F&F
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  12. I haven't read any of those but they all look interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  13. Great list! I haven't read any of them yet, but I've heard great things about most! :) new follower via bloglovin!

    Tina @ Pages of Comfort

  14. You wouldn't catch me teaching Lit either - I'm with you in the art and computer world as well. I love the choices for the reasons behind them! Old follower - Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  15. I'm glad I'm not the only one mixing it up Shane!! Great picks.

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Old Follower :)

  16. nice pick.I will enroll on your class.
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  17. I want to be in your 'class' too. If we are reading Nevermore, I need no other reason to go back to school :D


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