I am going to be teaching homeschool, college, high school, and jr high next year. (Amazing what one person can do if she tries hard!) I am working on reading lists for my 8th/9th grade class. So far the short version looks like this:
Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass- Lewis Carroll
The Red Badge of Courage- Stephen Crane
The Time Machine- HG Wells
Silas Marner- George Eliot
Narrative of Frederick Douglass
Call of the Wild- Jack London
Around the World in 80 Days- Jules Verne
Ethan Frome- Edith Wharton
Frankenstein- Mary Shelley
The Old Man and the Sea- Ernest Hemingway
Then I realized that, with drama and poetry, that would probably be way too much to read. So then I thought, what if I did this year's class 1800s novels and next year 1900s novels? That would still leave out some of the works I wanted to read (particularly on the longer list). And I thought I would present an “optional” list from which they only have to pick one novel. I was thinking of doing genre specific books in there. (Romance, sci fi, fantasy, etc.)
My question is: What did you read in High School?
All I can remember reading were The Hobbit, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations.