Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School Freebie

Back To School Freebie: anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher, etc.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday are a combination of favorite books I read in school, my favorite books, and books I think should be read in school.

    1. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss – This is perhaps my all time favorite childhood book. I attribute Dr. Seuss for me being able to tell folks what I do and don’t like.
    2. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell – In school I remember fighting, well actually more of a tug-of- war, over Clifford. I had to read him. Yeah I got into a little trouble over it. On my little report card/assessment, I didn’t get very good marks for sharing. Oh well, still don’t.
    3. Curious George by Margaret & H. A. Rey – I can only say Ioved that little monkey and I thought The Man in the Yellow Hat was a bit creepy, but nevertheless memories.
    4. Wonder by R. J. Palacio – I read this a few years ago because of all the hype it was receiving. I don’t typically read books for young readers, but I found this book really good. Check out the review.
    5. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White – One of my favorite quotes

      You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing…after all, what’s a life anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die…By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.

    6. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – I am in love with Adichie. She’s a strong, beautiful, poised, smart woman who tells it like it is. I read this after I saw a TED Talk and it was (they were) great. Reveiw and TED Talk here.
    7. The Millennium Series by Steig Larsson – I read this because it was making its rounds around the office. It got to the point where we fighting over them.
    8. The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore – This has been on my TBR for a while. I got it because it seemed an interesting story. The premise is simple and complicate. How can two African-American males who share the same name, grow up within blocks of each other and under the same poverty stricken conditions turn out so different? One a Rhodes Scholar and White House Fellow and the other serving life for armed robbery and murder.
    9. Persepolis Books 1 & 2 by Marjane Satrapi – I got these when I was looking to diversify my reading. Devoured them in a day. Wonderful teaching tool about the Revolution in Iran. How it affected people, growing up during the revolution
    10. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis – I remember the first time I was introduced to Narnia. It was during an afterschool special.

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School Freebie

  1. ppanda65photos August 28, 2017 / 7:52 am

    The Other West Moore is one I recommend alot. I also recently listened to his newer book The Work.

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  2. the (book) supplier August 23, 2017 / 9:40 am

    One of my carpool mates named her dog Clifford, after the big red dog. I thought it was funny. Happy reading!

    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My TTT


    • The Broken Spine August 23, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      I love it! I had a dog we named Snoopy after the Charlie Brown Snoopy. It wasn’t the name we picked but for some reason, he answered to it when Charlie Brown was on. And no he was a beagal. He was a daschund.

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  3. TizzyMatic August 23, 2017 / 1:39 am

    Great books, but no Junie B. Jones? I thought everyone read those books when they were younger lol


    • The Broken Spine August 23, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      It may have been on my reading if it came about 20 years earlier. Now you’ve sparked my curiosity. I work at a bookstore I’m going to have to check the sales on that and maybe do some poaching.


      • Caitlin Stern August 22, 2017 / 11:07 pm

        A Wrinkle in Time movie, too. A bunch of books are being made into movies!


      • The Broken Spine August 23, 2017 / 2:58 pm

        Oh, dear! I believe I need to catch up on my Page to Screen books. That was a childhood favorite of mine too.

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