Thursday, August 8, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Question: Back to school. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you’ll be teaching this semester.

I took a really great Lit for Adolescents class at my university a year ago, so my list is modeled after that class (because it was honestly one of the greatest classes I've ever had).

1.) Looking for Alaska by John Green
2.) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
3.) 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
4.) Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
5.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
6.) Nancy Drew and The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
7.) I Am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak
8.) Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls


  1. Except for Chbosky, John Green and Markus, I don't know those other authors that you've mentioned. But I think I can handle them, Teacher. :D

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  2. Hopping through. What a cool idea for Nancy Drew. A classic.
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  3. It's been so long since I've thought about Nancy Drew. My mom was a fanatic about her. Me, not so much, but I still enjoyed some of the books.

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  4. I never was a major Nancy Drew fan. My Aunt tried to get me into her and kind of failed. Then again, I was more the Pippi Longstocking, Anne of Green Gables sort! :) I still need to read Where the Red Fern Grows. Woefully my childhood lacks that book! New Bloglovin, GFC, and Twitter follower.

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  5. Cool list. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Oh, Where the Red Fern Grows is such a good book! I read it in 6th grade and it made me cry like a baby! Great list!

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  7. I love love love this list! I'm for sure taking your class, where do I sign up!?!?!

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  8. New follower - -great list some stuff I have never even heard of! Makes it that much more interesting! Thanks!

  9. I love your blog! I am so happy I found it- I love the curly flowers in your background they are so pretty... and scrolling down (because I am picky about who I follow)- the first three reviews are books I want to read. We have a winner!

    So uh yeah... new follower ;)

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  10. +JMJ+

    Nancy Drew will make an interesting introduction to the Detective Story genre! I've always thought that The Hidden Staircase was superior to The Clue in the Old Clock, though. ;-)