Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's theme is the "Top Ten Books that should be required reading for Teens".  Here is my list:

1.)  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
2.) One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
3.) Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
4.) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
5.) Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
6.) We by Yevgeny Zamyatin-
7.) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
8.) The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
9.) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
10.) Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

What are your top ten books for teens?


  1. A few of these I haven't even heard of, which probably means I need more lit education. I do agree with Fahrenheit 451... love that book and its topic is so important.

    My top 10 list this week.

  2. I think Laurie Halse Anderson's books are so powerful and would make wonderful required reading.

  3. Yea for We. I think I would pick 1984 over We, but it is a good one.

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  4. +JMJ+

    It's nice to see some Dystopian fiction making a list of otherwise very realistic reading! =) Then again, as I tell my friends until I bore them, what's more realistic than a dystopia? ;-)

  5. I've only read 2 of those. Fail?

  6. Not at all. I do think you would like 'Speak' and 'Wintergirls'.


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