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Reading Autobiography Timeline

By sdneill
  • The World's Best Fairy Tales

    The World's Best Fairy Tales
    My dad says this is the book my mother would read to me and my siblings. I found it odd, yet nostalgic, he still has it.
  • The Babysitter's Club

    The Babysitter's Club
    I thought it would be the neatest thing to have a babysitter like these girls. Dawn was my favorite because she was from California-which I thought was super cool. I was leary of Kristy because she seemed so bossy, like my older sister.
  • Sweet Valley High

    Sweet Valley High
    I loved the series and was thrilled when I received the board game for Christmas!
  • Chronicles of Narnia

    Chronicles of Narnia
    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl
    I read this book in Ms. Nightengale's fifth grade class. The devestation of genecide made a profound impact on my heart.
  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man
    A book gifted to me which taught me generosity and compassion. I gesture I will always remember.
  • Eva

    I read this book for a report in my freshmen English class with Ms. Berry.
  • The Old Man and the Sea

    The Old Man and the Sea
    The Old Man and the Sea was assigned to read and analyze for my English III class.
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    Stephanie Plum Series

    My aunt introduced me to the Stephanie Plum series, and I was immediately hooked! I laughed so hard I was crying at many points during the course of the series. The great thing is that there are more books to come!
  • Gilgamesh

    Dr. Kimberly Bell's course required reading I fell in love with the story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu. A beautiful story of the lengths one would go to for a true friend.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    The Scarlett Letter and Rapuccini's Daughter were two of many stories I enjoyed in Dr. Hall's class.
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye
    I enjoyed J. D. Salinger's classic coming-of-age novel in Dr. Pease's Literature and Film course.
  • The Things They Carried

    The Things They Carried
    Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried was a hard read for me. The horrors of war are prevalent and relevant in Dr. Donahoo's course on American Literature. I was reunited with Hemingway but found the realistic fiction selections hard to handle. They were emotional reads.
  • Dolly Parton: My Life and Other Unfinished Business

    Dolly Parton:  My Life and Other Unfinished Business
    I read this autobiography for pleasure after graduating with my bachelor's degree. It was the first book I borrowed from the library after completing my degree program. I laughed and cried the entire way through.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    I delved into this Oxford Bookworm reader with my ESOL Elective course. The students loved the story and did well with the adapted text.
  • The Twilight Saga

    The Twilight Saga
    This series was introduced to me by a student. It is a prime example of how we call ourselves teachers, but we are learners, too. I was definitely schooled and enjoyed it immensely.
  • A Certain Slant of Light

    A Certain Slant of Light
    I was thrilled when my students picked out this novel to read. There were some awkward moments, but they showed their maturity. I had a memorable teaching experience as we worked through this book and tied in classic author Emily Dickinson's poem which is alluded in the novel.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    The Sheltered English I class did exceptionally well understanding the adapted text and applying literary elements to the original text. I was grateful for their willingness to try to comprehend the difficult language of Shakespeare's day.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy

    Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy
    This was a series I read because I was told it paralleled the Twilght Saga plot line. It was evident while I was reading where E. L. James was influenced by the works of Stephenie Meyer. It was interesting to see the characters' development and growth throughout the series. I love complex dynamic characters!
  • Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant

    Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant
    This series was recommended by a friend after I told her I loved The Hunger Games trilogy. I love the fact that it's dystopian, yet, it's set in Chicago which is a very recognizable setting. It's interesting to see how the author handles a real location and morphs it to fit her needs.
  • Kristin Cashore

    Kristin Cashore
    Another fantastic series which was recommended to me as I immersed myself into dystopian YA novels. I couldn't read through the series fast enough, and I reread them to make sure I didn't miss anything!
  • Cinderella

    I downloaded this as an eBook on iBooks because it was free. I enjoyed reading the real Cinderela story. I look forwad to sharing it with my daughter.
  • Locomotive

    I downloaded this on Kindle and fell in love with it immediately. I ordered a hardcover for my daughter. There's nothing like putting a new book into her hands for her to touch, feel, experience.