Light reading list

All my graduate school reading has been making my head hurt,* and I've been dying for some fun, escapist reading to lose myself in before I go to bed at night. (I was trying to finish Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, but that was decidedly not meeting the criteria so I've put it aside for a while.) I'm especially interested in young adult books, since I'm spending quite a bit of time with teens these days. I asked some literary friends for suggestions, and thought I'd share them. I can't wait to read these!

  • I'll Be There, Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Full-frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison
  • Chime, Franny Billingsley
  • If I Stay
  • Repossessed
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The Wave
  • The Eyre Affair
  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
  • Marcello in the Real World
  • If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period
  • How to Steal a Dog
  • Shine, Lauren Myracle
  • The Help

I also added a couple to the list:

  • Garlic and Sapphires, Ruth Reichl (I love reading about food, and I think Reichl is the best food writer around.)
  • Charlotte's Web (I heard an NPR story on the author, and decided it was time to read this classic.)

I've also started reading one to two poems each night from a book Pete gave me: Good Poems, by Garrison Keillor. I recommend this book to anyone else who wants to start dabbling in reading poetry!

* Becoming a teacher is hard!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the list! I just requested four of these books from the library. I had to stop myself from requesting more, since they will probably all come at once. But as a person who has checked out huge piles of Wiggles DVDs and books, I guess I have nothing left to be embarrassed about at the library.