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What books would make a "Recommended Reading List" for a curious reader?PLease no spam...

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rider26 | Student, Grade 10

Posted October 5, 2012 at 10:47 PM via web

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What books would make a "Recommended Reading List" for a curious reader?

PLease no spam or bad books just tell me the book name and why are you recommeding it. Thanks

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 6, 2012 at 3:34 AM (Answer #2)

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I have been reading the Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Since there is a new movie series and even a modernized TV series, you might find it fun.  I recommend The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Sign of Four.  Both were very good.  I like the gothic and spooky elements in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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tinicraw | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted October 6, 2012 at 5:01 AM (Answer #3)

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Uglies, by Scott Westerfield, is an awesome teen dystopia that has action and cool science fiction to go with it. The adventures are about a girl named Tally who is used and abused by the controlling Specials. There are three other books that follow called Pretties, Specials & Extras. These are fun young adult reading that rivals The Hunger Games!

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM (Answer #4)

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How about Brave New World? This is a classic novel with appeal to anyone looking at the future and wondering how things will shake out. You may have already read this novel in school, but chances are reasonably good that this novel is not in your school's curriculum. 

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted October 6, 2012 at 11:51 PM (Answer #5)

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Cinda Williams Chima has a great trilogy. (At least it was only a trilogy when I discovered her.) The books are entitled The Wizard Heir, The Warrior Heir, and The Dragon Heir. I have just recently reread The Warrior Heir, and this novel has overtones of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. I intend to reread the others, but since it's been at least three years since I read them, I do not remember much about them. I do know that I loved them originally, and I read them back to back to back.

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sweetgiggles | Student, Grade 10

Posted October 7, 2012 at 4:23 PM (Answer #6)

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the curse of the broken step by anjali raghbeer... its a very adventerous book...!!!

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kiwi | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted October 8, 2012 at 4:32 AM (Answer #7)

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I would recommend Laurie Lee's Cider With Rosie as a lyrical description of English life. A complete contrast would be Melvin Burgess' Junk which deals with the gritty realities of drug addiction.

Other classic fiction worth looking at would be the short stories of Ambrose Bierce, F.Scott Fitzgerald and Edgar Allan Poe. Short stories are a good way to accessa range of styles and genres.

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suzannah304 | Student, Undergraduate

Posted October 8, 2012 at 11:59 AM (Answer #8)

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If you are looking for inspirational ones then the books by Paulo Coelho are good. The zahir, The Alchemist, and others. Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle is also very interesting to read.

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rider26 | Student, Grade 10

Posted October 9, 2012 at 2:14 AM (Answer #9)

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I have been reading the Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Since there is a new movie series and even a modernized TV series, you might find it fun.  I recommend The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Sign of Four.  Both were very good.  I like the gothic and spooky elements in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Thanks =)

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janetlong | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted October 9, 2012 at 11:15 PM (Answer #10)

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Reservation Blues (Sherman Alexie)

Because it's just great. It's gritty and funny and smart in so many ways. It is about young men at loose ends who form a band and play out a half-formed dream with Robert Johnson's guitar.

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Cannery Row (John Stenbeck)

Because this is not going to be on any of your school reading lists, but it is hard core Steinbeck at his best and the California dream at its stinkiest.

 

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11

Posted October 21, 2012 at 12:08 PM (Answer #11)

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u should go for robinson cruise cause it will influence ur curiousness

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dudito12345 | Student, Grade 10

Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:10 AM (Answer #12)

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Martin Luther King Jr. Story. its cool

also rosa parks. if you like irony

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rinodyssey | Student, Grade 11

Posted November 4, 2012 at 4:52 PM (Answer #13)

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A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin is a wonderful book. There are four of them in the series, and that's the first one. It's fantasy, of course, and it's about different kingdoms and about all the royal lives. Arya is my favorite character, who's a 12 year old badass girl. Daenerys is awesome, too. She's the mother of dragons, which are extinct! All the characters are cool in their own way, though. Everyone has such a different personality and it makes a great conflicting story. I recommend it if you like medieval stuff. It's also really sexual and really violent, but that makes it all the better!

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kathrina-pierce | Student, Grade 11

Posted November 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM (Answer #14)

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why dont you try something Dan Brown or Paulo Coelho i think their writings are best.... other than that Hunger Games is good...

 

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11

Posted November 9, 2012 at 3:07 AM (Answer #15)

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the alchimist by paulo coelho is an excellent book

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popan006 | Student, Grade 11

Posted November 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM (Answer #16)

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The great gatesby

great expectations

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