AKA- The Guilt List
AKA- I’m a Bad English Major #shame #angst #arghhhh
1. Anna Karenina
In all fairness, I’m pretty sure a lot of the people who claim to have read this book haven’t. It’s very long… I gave it a good effort, but I only got halfway through. I wanted to punch Kitty for being so darn innocent and self-sacrificing. I also know a lot more about grain production and harvesting than I did before.
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I bought this book, and struggled through the first chapter or so. It seemed very bleak, which usually isn’t a deal breaker for me. I did watch the movie though. (God, I sound like a high school student). That movie needs a trigger warning. Just saying…
3. Teaching to Transgress: Education as a Function of Freedom.
By bell hooks. I’m a feminist, and an educator. bell hooks is one of my heroes. Why have I not read this book?
4. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
By Susan Cain. Loved the Ted Talk. I identify as an introvert, and have definitely chosen to avoid certain people because they are overly outgoing, or are exhausting to be with. Interested in the topic, and it’s been in my Goodreads list for a few years.
5. Up the Down Staircase
This is a book that one of my teacher-crushes recommended. She’s also one of my this-is-how-I-want-my-life-to-look crushes (too much hyphenation?). Anyway, it’s a novel about an idealistic teacher dealing with bureaucracy. Yes, please!
6. Leaves of Grass
By Walt Whitman. I’ve read parts of this in literature classes. And I quote parts of it all the time (I am vast. I contain multitudes, yo). But I need to take the time and thoroughly read all of it.
7. Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World
I’ve heard that this is required reading for anyone living in the Central Florida area.
8. Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency.
Found this book in the New section of the library, so I flipped through the pages, took a picture of the book, and told myself I was definitely going to check it out next time. It hasn’t happened yet L But it seems like it should, especially with the presidential election coming up this year.
9. The Hero with a Thousand Faces
By Joseph Campbell. I took a mythology class during my sophomore year of college, and we studied Joseph Campbell’s the Power of Myth. I was obsessed, and promised myself that I would delve more into the topic…..and I didn’t. womp womp. I still want to. But it hasn’t happened yet.
by Julie Anne Peters. I ran across this book in my adolescent literature class. It looks great, and I always read books before recommending them to my students. So, it’s on my list.