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02 August 2005 @ 09:09 am
Call for suggested reading  
Thought now might be a good time to ask for suggested titles so I can compile and then we can vote later in the week on which one we want to discuss first. There is no limit on the number of titles you can suggest and feel free to second someone else's list. If there is a particular book you'd really like to lead the discussion on, speak up! :) Also, if there are more contemporary YA titles you want to suggest, feel free. I'm always up for Harry Potter discussion, but that is only if others are interested too because I know they are being done to death right now. But if there are others, mention away. I have no idea what kids are reading these days for new stuff, but I think it wouldn't kill me to know for the future when my kids are beginning to read that age group.

Here's my list so far--I think there are others, but I have to go look at my bookshelves at home:
anything Madeleine L'Engle: From the Wrinkle in TIme series or from the Austin Family series and even the books about Poly O'Keefe. I'm up for any of those.
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
Jackaroo by Cynthia Voigt
The Dueling Machine by Ben Bova

Like I said, give me whatever you want for titles and then we'll go from there. Add more at any time.

Thanks! Really looking forward to seeing everyone's choices.
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Stars: banjosimplystars on August 2nd, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
Jacob Have I Loved was an absolute favorite, as was The Dark is Rising sequence. The Hobbit is good too. Also, maybe The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, before the movie comes out?

I haven't read L'Engle in ages, but I don't think I quite "got" all of A Wrinkle in Time the first time around, so that would be interesting too.

Let's see... on the newish front, but a very easy read is Because of Winn-Dixie. Loved. it. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is cute--I've only read the original (it's more teen oriented).

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

Those are off the top of my head, FWIW. I'm pretty much easy. :)