New Required Reading + Book Giveaway (INTL)

Posted September 4, 2018 by shooting in Giveaway / 39 Comments

Welcome to the Oh! The Places You’ll Go! Back to School Giveaway Hop hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island. I’m here today to share my New Required Reading – books that may or may not be required reading in school but that I believe should be. You can also enter to win one of these new required reading books in the giveaway below. So, read on!

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton: I actually did have to read this book for school, back in the 8th grade, but I think it’s still a book that people should continue to read. It deals with some tough, but important topics, and has amazing characters!

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie: I read a couple Christie novels for school, but I didn’t read this book until a college class. While I still have many Christie novels still to read, this is by far my favorite and such a good one to discuss!

Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert: This is one of my all-time favorite books. I think it would make a great book to discuss in class if the school wasn’t one that easily “bans” books.

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera: This is just one of those books that as soon as you finish, you want to go back and read again. It would lead to a lot of wonderful discussions, I imagine!

the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace: I think it’s important to teach poetry in school, but I wish that teachers would mix classic poetry with more contemporary work. Amanda Lovelace’s collection would probably resonate a lot with students.

There you have it – five books that I think should be a part of the New Required Reading! Now you get your chance to win a copy below (and enter lots of other fun giveaways too).
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39 responses to “New Required Reading + Book Giveaway (INTL)

  1. Megan

    I think I was the only one in my high school english class who enjoyed Ethan Frome when we read it, but I quite liked it.

  2. I can’t remember if I read the Outsiders or not? I kind of feel like I did but honestly, don’t remember much. I don’t think I’ve read any of the others though!

  3. I haven’t read any of the books you listed. Clearly, I need to get on that! I honestly enjopyed most of the required reading I had in school. There were a few duds, but overall a good selection. I need to look and see what makes the lists these days.

  4. John Smith

    “What was your favorite required reading book? OR what would you now choose for people to read for required reading?” They made us read “A Tale Of Two Cities” in middle school, and while I’m quite a reader, I probably never would have read it on my own. But that Dickens fellow–he’s all right!

  5. Oh man… I have so many but the ones I really like would get so much flack from loser parents. I used to work in the elementary school library at my kids’ school and I’ve seen some ridiculous requests to remove books so I have zero faith in parents to be open.

  6. I think all older kids should read – Dicey’s song & Go Ask Alice. I read Dicey’s song in 6th grade and it made me appreciate everything I have and my mom way more. Go Ask Alice really made me never want to use drugs.

  7. I definitely read The Outsiders — about 15 Times! It’s on my district’s 6th grade list this year, so I’ll reread it with my kids (who have both already read it…) I remember reading A Confederacy of Dunces in 8th grade and being bored to tears.

  8. I’m so ashamed Lauren, I’ve heard wonderful things about most of these but haven’t read any of them. More Happy Than Not is one I’ve had on my reading list for quite a while, I really enjoy Adam Silvera’s writing and his wonderfully diverse characters. It’ll be one of first reads in the new year that I’ll be picking up regardless. Thanks for a brilliant giveaway Lauren and good luck to everyone entering! ♡♡♡

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  9. Summer

    I really enjoyed The Outsiders, which I can’t say for all the required reading I did. I’d say The Hate U Give should probably be required reading now.

  10. I’m actually really geeked out that my daughter’s required school reading list (7th grade) is SO GOOD! The Outsiders, The Uglies, Where the Red Fern Grows, James and the Giant Peach…I’m probably going to read them all with her. Great post!

  11. Sally Gearhart

    The outsiders is definitely a good one! I loved Agatha Christie in high school but i haven’t read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd yet.

  12. Katrina Brockavich

    I really enjoyed The Outsiders! I still am reminded of it from time to time. I would read it over again, maybe if my daughter has to read it in the next couple years in middle School I will read it with her.

  13. One of the required reading books when I was in high school was “CRÓNICA DE UNA MUERTE ANUNCIADA” (Chronicle of a Death Foretold), by Gabriel García Márquez. I wasn’t a booklover back then, so every time I had to read a book, I was like MEH. But I ended up loving this one!

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