Tuesday, May 08, 2012


No no, this kind of stacked:

All of my leisure reading time during the last bit of my Spring semester and now a good chunk of my free time goes toward reading the books on the list for my Summer class, Perspectives on Young Adult Literature: Schooling, Society, and Culture.  I'm super excited for the class to start, but I also knew that reading 3 books a week would be intense, hence the early reading.  The professor said it's totally cool to do the reading early, and will likely help you delve deeper when it's time to write essays and such and you give the book a second read.

A lot of people have asked me (on twitter and such) which books I've chosen so I thought I'd share, I picked

Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian
Kilt Dead by Kaitlyn Dunnett
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The Fold by An Na
Feed by MT Anderson
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Batman:  The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
You Remind Me of ou by Erieann Corrigan
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
and three graphic novels for my final project

So that's a lot of books for a five week class!  Plus the textbook of course.  Each week will also bring quizzes, class forums, and a 2-4 page single spaced paper, so I'm going to be quite the busy bee in a little bit.



Chelsea said...

Huh, I wouldn't have pegged _Stiff_ as YA at all, but it's very good.

pentalia said...

Hey, are you in Library School?? Do they still call it that at your university?

If you haven't already read Golden Compass, you'll love it. Be sure to get the other 2 in the trilogy, too... The Amber Spyglass and The Subtle Knife.

Lizzie Bordello said...

Yeah, I agree with Chelsea - seems very weird to have "Stiff" listed as YA lit. I LOVE Mary Roach, but she is often quite...mature. :) I've read all of her books a couple of times, and keep checking to see if she has anything new in the works!!

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