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Top Ten Books on My Shelf if I were a Teacher
My choice of books that would be on my shelf in school if I were a teacher :) I'm not sure on what the 'rules' are of school reading materials, and I don't want to limit myself to specific grades, so here I go!
1. Jurassic Park
And possibly even The Lost World. These are number one favorites of mine, and it would make as a great book-to-movie discussion.
2. The Illiad, The Odyssey and The Aeneid
For some reason I was never made to read The Illiad in school, however I loved The Odyssey and The Aeneid (and I finally read The Illiad last year.) I feel these would be great way to learn about epic poetry and the Greek and Roman gods.
So this is the beginning of one of my all-time favorite series, and I believe it would be a wonderful example on the study of fairytale retellings.
4. Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Speckled Band
Or maybe the complete collection of Sherlock Holmes. I mention this case more specifically because it was the story I read in school that really started my love for mysteries.
5. A Game of Thrones
A book that features multiple Point-of-views that I actually love! The ASOIaF series would be great for studying character development and world-building.
6. Angela's Ashes
Everyone should read some non-fiction every once in a while to show the hardships of the real world, and this is a book I'd greatly recommend.
7. And Then There Were None
One of the greatest whodunnit's of all time and my favorite book! I'm sure I'll always find a chance to put this on any shelf.
8. Their Eyes Were Watching God
I finally read it this year, and I'm so mad I didn't read it earlier! This book would be great for historical fiction, as well as a good study on diction/ voice in a novel used to immerse the reader into the scene.
9. Life of Pi
A very introspective piece, and a good allegory.
10. Angels and Demons
Also The DaVinci Code, The Lost Symbol and The Inferno. I just really love this series and the art and historical conspiracies that occur. Such a great thrill!