Interesting books to read
Posted by mr.zimmy on 8/23/2011 at 1:42 PM
As all school districts are similar but different, I'm sure we all have the usual summer reading project to do. This year, my school is making us read two books instead of one. I have already read one book, Lois Duncan's I Know What You Did Last Summer. Now, I need help picking a second book. If any of you have read books that you have liked, please, post the title and author of that book and I will check them out myself to see if I will give them a read.
Thanks everyone, and take care,
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Re:Interesting books to readPosted by Wingman on 8/23/2011 at 4:27 PM
How was the book I've only seen the movie
A few books I really enjoyed are
The invisible man by hgwells
The exorcist by willian Peter blatty
The legend of sleepy hallow by washington Irving
Dracula by Bram stoker
Frankenstein by Mary shelly
Shutter island by Dennis Lehane
Those are few I like the exorcist and shutter island have some mature content but they are great all the same
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by d caramel on 8/23/2011 at 8:16 PM
I love the novel I Know What You Did Last Summer. I've also seen one version of the movie too.
But some novels to check out are
1. Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky
3 Blood and Chocolate by Annoette (i've forgot the last name.)
and 4. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles.
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by Wingman on 8/23/2011 at 8:52 PM
i still haven't read the book my school required for summer reading.
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by Brie96 on 8/23/2011 at 8:54 PM
The hunger Games by susanne Collens
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by Thrill Monster on 8/23/2011 at 9:07 PM
Tom and Bear: The Story Of a Guide Dog Team. I don't know the author's name though.
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by mr.zimmy on 8/25/2011 at 7:21 PM
Hey everyone, thanks for the ideas! I will definately check summeries of those books to see if they interest me. Some of the titles do, so that's a plus. And wingman, I know what you mean by you haven't done it yet. Lol. My brother said he's not even going to do it because "who does it?" His words exactly! Lol. Thanks again everyone!
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by rachel N on 8/28/2011 at 4:56 AM
blood and chocolate might be Annette Curtis Klause but her book alien secrets is also really good, I must admit I read a little of blood and chocolate and just was too overwhelmed by the vivid grossness to go on but alien secrets was really rather good.
lets see now...., some interesting stuff I read are
1984 by george orwell
aldous huxleys a brave new world.
george orwell's Animal farm
the giver by lois lowry. and the sequels but that's also classified as a middle school book I like her number the stars a ton better.
The diary of Anne Frank by anne frank.
much ado about nothing by william shakespeare
fahrenheit451 by ray bradbury
atlas shrugged by ayn rand
the fountainhead by ayn rand
if it can be a collection of short stories,
the complete adventures of sherlock holmes.
and if it can be self help nonfiction
How to Win friends and influence people
and there's also a good history text by william manchester call the glory and the dream.
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by Thrill Monster on 8/29/2011 at 4:34 PM
Rachel is right, 1984 was really good, so is The Giver, and I really enjoyed Macbeth by William Shakespare.
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by rachel N on 8/30/2011 at 6:22 PM
I've never read McBeth, I've heard it's good, but not read it. I did romeo and juliet like most of us had to do. I tried a bit of taming of the shrew for extra credit but I don't think we finished it. we did julius caesar in 10th and much ado about nothing in my senior year of high school.
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by Thrill Monster on 9/8/2011 at 8:02 PM
In my senior yeah we had to read Lord Of The Flies, Macbeth, and 1984, and Fahrenheit 451. That one was super interesting.
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by Wingman on 9/8/2011 at 10:47 PM
So far i only have to read like one book each year. The one we are going to be reading in English is Beowulf.
Has anyone read that? Meanwhile I've been deliberately avoiding my summer reading and reading the Harry Potter books and i plan to read either IT or Shawshank redemption or some other Stephen King book.
With my stream i've been able to really catch up.
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by mr.zimmy on 9/22/2011 at 8:11 AM
Thanks everyone! I am so excited. This year in English, we're reading To Kill a Mockingbird and a few other good books. Did any of you read To Kill a Mockingbird?
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by Booklover12345 on 11/16/2011 at 11:34 AM
Hi I have read To Kill a Mocking bird. It was pretty boring in my oppinion but it gets better. Anyways, some good books are: the Vampire academy series by Richelle Mead, House of Night (Idk the author), Salems lot by stephen king, the Warrior cats series, the Vampire kisses series, Dead is the new black by Marline Perez, Books from R.L stine, The host by stephany miers, angels blood, wikid lovely, The twilight series, vampire diaries, Pretty little liars, accidentally fabulous, Harry Potter J.K Rowling, All right theres a whole bunch of other books I would like to put but I have to go so yeah. Oh and I am not sure if I spelled the names right.
Re:Interesting books to readPosted by lizzym15 on 11/27/2011 at 7:55 AM
I loved to kill a mocking bird, it was fantastic in my opinion. And I wanted to die reading Beowolf, I don't really remember much about it just that I had to read it in my 6th grade gifted class, it was bad..
good luck Lindsy :)
Re: Interesting books to readPosted by Thrill Monster on 11/21/2012 at 1:48 AM
How was it bad? I read To Kill a Mockingbird. I was so bored. the movie was even more boring. I saw the movie and read the book in 9th grade.
Sarah and Wizard
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