I joined Feature & Follow again this week hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Each week they pose a question to discuss, bloggers link up and follow each other and the featured blogger that week. Easy enough? Here we go.
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This week’s question is:
Q: Back to school. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you’ll be teaching this semester.
Well I would not be a conventional English teacher, you won’t find any Shakespeare or Bronte here. If I’m teaching an English lit class for the summer, it’s gonna be full of books I like or want to read. I picked Sherlock Holmes for the clever and creative ways Doyle comes up with his scenarios and solutions to his mysteries. Treasure Island for the excitement and for launching a whole pirate genre that is wildly popular today. Perusasion, my favorite Austen romance, yes even more than Pride & Prejudice, because I related to the story and characters. Room with a View because I haven’t read it yet but heard it’s a fantastic read. I Capture the Castle for its charming characters, beautiful descriptions of the English landscape and life in a poor man’s castle. A Christmas Carol, a well loved, classic Christmas story that I have not yet read but plan to for the Classics Club.
I have not read Shakespeare or the Bronte sisters books since I was a kid in school who did not appreciate or enjoy them so did not add them to my class schedule yet, they’d be extra credit.
What would you teach in your English Lit class? What are your favorite English classics? If you’ve read any of the books I selected, let me know what you thought of them and as always, happy reading!