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

    1. I know right, lol. Thanks for coming by as well :)

  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.
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  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
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  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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