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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.
aka DevilWoman, the Thrower of (plot)Bunniesjebbypal on August 2nd, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
Does Heinlein count as teen reading? I discovered him in high school, so I'd be up for any of his good books (the kidlet dren he wrote, not so much.)

The Hobbit:)

And I second anything by Madeleine L'engle.
Maria: muchascapeartist on August 9th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
Meant to reply to this before, but I'm super lame for some reason. Was there a particular Heinlein book you had in mind? Give me a title and I'll add it to the list. :)
aka DevilWoman, the Thrower of (plot)Bunniesjebbypal on August 9th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
Umm..my favorite would be The Moon is a Harsh Mistress with Stranger in a Strange Land (the first of his I read) following a close second.)
nobody, really50mm on August 2nd, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
The first book that came to mind when you posted the original idea (aside from anything Madeleine L'Engle) was The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster.

I'll go over my bookshelves at home tonight for other ideas.
FBFfbf on August 2nd, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper (yes I hunted this series down until now I have a good copy of the book)

Dear God, it's me Margaret by Judy Blume (a sort of coming of age book for girls, at least those around me)

and there is another one but I can't remember the author's name atm, so I 'll get back to that.
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. :)