I am so excited. This semester I am taking an Adolescent literature class and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I mean, a class where I get to read YA and it counts towards my major? Sign me up :)
So here is what I’ll be reading over the semester:
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Outsiders by SE Hinton
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Absolutely True Diary Of Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
There is a nice mix of books, though one thing I do wish is we were reading more of the lesser known gems of YA. I feel like everyone knows Thirteen Reasons Why, Speak, and The Hunger Games. There is SO much out there so reading the same old same old sometimes gets a bit old, ya know?
I’ve read everything but Fahrenheit 451, Crank, Monster, and Absolutely True Diary Of a Part Time Indian so I’m excited to read those. It also will be a lot of fun to reread some of the others since it’s been at least 2 years since I’ve read any of the others. It will also to be intersting to see what I think the second time around – I didn’t love The Hunger Games, in fact I almost didn’t finish it. I wasn’t a fan of the other Sherman Alexie book I’ve read so I’ll be curious what I think of this one. I also didn’t love Thirteen Reasons Why – I didn’t dislike it, but I don’t love it like most people do I feel like. So a reread of that one shall be interesting.
So the class is Monday and Wednesdays, so I’m thinking I’ll start doing some posts on the class for Tuesdays and Thursdays if we talk about anything interesting :) Because I know I will be bursting at the seams to talk about this class!