Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Shoud Be Required Reading For Teens

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish
where each Tuesday they pick a topic and us bloggers make a list of 10 (sometimes more,sometimes less) of said topic.

1. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher - 
I Think this book, may make a lot of peoples lists. Mainly because it discusses an issue, that not all teens are aware of, it really makes the point, that even the little things you say can deeply affect a person.

2. Animal Farm By George Orwell -
1984 is already required reading, but lets switch it out with Animal Farm, almost the same premise, but more interesting.

3. My Sister's Keeper By Jodi Picoult -
I think it is a good book for kids to have discussions on and whether or not they agree with the parents decisions and Anna's.

4. The Great Gatsby  By F. Scott Fitzgerald -
Simply for the reason, that it is a timeless read.

5. To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee -
It is already considered required reading and it should stay that way!

6. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone By J.K. Rowling -
It is a book that inspires those to read.

and That Is All I have, Sorry Guys!


  1. Some good ones here , I went with more Contemporary Edgier Teen Novels :)
    Old Follower

  2. Seeing a number of lists with Jay Asher! Good read!

  3. Totally agree with you on Harry Potter!

    Sam @ The Little Munchkin Reader

  4. 13 Reasons Why is an awesome choice. It certainly gets you thinking about how you impact other people's lives. Great list :)

  5. Had I more room I would ahve defintiely added The Great Gatsby and Animal Farm. Both are fantastic reads as are all your other choices.

  6. Ah, so glad to see I wasn't the only person who didn't choose a full ten!

    My top 10 list this week.

  7. I hesitated at first when I saw My Sister's Keeper, to be honest, as I don't necessarily think Picoult is a great writer. But, you do have an excellent point- it's a great book to discuss and will really hit home with a lot of teens. I'm not sure if the boys would like it, but I could definitely see kids going home and having some interesting discussions with their parents! Definitely agree with To Kill a Mockingbird!

  8. +JMJ+

    Having assigned Nineteen Eighty-Four to my own students, with dismal results, I'd agree with your suggestion to switch it with Animal Farm. Orwell's ideas would probably be more accessible in allegory form.