Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tano's High School Reading List

My kids are readers, no doubt about it. They come by it honestly, as I, too, would rather be lost in a book than most anything else. Having been inspired by Lee Binz over at The Home Scholar, I am working on compiling Tano's list of books read in high school (and second semester of 8th grade, actually, as I moved him into more high school level work at the start of the 2011 calendar year), sorted by year, to add to his high school transcripts when he is ready to apply to colleges. This list posted here is not intended to be, as a friend says, 'show-offy.' It is just a safe place to keep the list so I don't lose it. I will add to it by editing this post, so it will grow over time. Feel free to skip this post. It's really just for my own record keeping.

P = pleasure reading (elective)
C = class assignment reading (required)
A = audio book


Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury - P
The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury - P
Crazy Love, Francis Chan - P
The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton - P
Congo, Michael Crichton - P
Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton - P
The Lost World, Michael Crichton - P
Prey, Michael Crichton - P
Sphere, Michael Crichton - P
Timeline, Michael Crichton - P
My Brother Sam is Dead, Collier & Collier - C
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins - P
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins - P
The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane - C
ESPN Magazine - P
Mythology, Edith Hamilton - C
What If...? Intriguing Answers for the Insatiably Curious, How Stuff Works, Inc. - P
Across Five Aprils, Irene Hunt - C
The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux - P
I Am Number Four, Pittacus Lore - P
The Bronze Bow, Elizabeth Speare - C
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain - C, A
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain - P
Short Stories of Mark Twain, Mark Twain - P
The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells - P
War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells - C, A
What Einstein Told His Barber, Robert L. Wolke - P

You went ahead and read the whole list, huh? I TOLD you he was a reader.

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