Back in the "olden days", when I was a high-schooler, books weren't really read for pleasure. Textbooks, research & required reading books left me feeling dizzy at the end of the day, and I still had to muster the strength for an active social life. (Such as it was...)
Oh, the hardships of being a high school teenager.
Now that I have teenagers, it is very important to me to make sure that they have plenty of time for pleasure reading, and if pleasure can bring knowledge, well, then my job is done.
Some of it anyway.
Here's my list of books for the high school student. Next week I'll post my list of favorites for the over-worked, under-appreciated, stressed out mom.
Yes, I have issues...
Nothing a piece of dark chocolate can't cure.
~Uncle Tom's Cabin
~To Kill a Mockingbird
~Of Mice or Men
~The Grapes of Wrath*
~Pride and Prejudice*
~The Importance of Being Earnest*
~The Three Musketeers*
~The Screwtape Letters
~Murder on the Orient Express*
~And Then There Were None (my all-time favorite book!)
~Singing River series
~The Hiding Place*
~Seven Daughters and Seven Sons
~Where the Broken Heart Still Beats
~The Scarlet Letter
~The Blue Sword
~The Hero and the Crown
~The Books of Pellinor
~The Lord of the Rings series*
Some of these books have been made into movies. The ones with * next to them, are movies that I've watched and highly recommend!