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message 1: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (last edited Dec 09, 2018 03:15PM) (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3622 comments Mod
Old School
1. The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde - I decided to let this one wait for another year.
2. Walden Thoreau 11/30/2018 ✔
3. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Mark Twain 7/19/2018 ✔

New School
4. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum 7/4/2018 ✔
5. All Quiet on the Western Front 7/14/2018 ✔
6. Death Comes for the Archbishop Willa Cather 11/19/2018 ✔
7. Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons 9/10/2018 ✔

Short Story Classics
8. Summer Edith Wharton 8/18/2018 ✔
9. The Little Prince 7/12/2018 ✔

Wild Cards
10. The Dark Is Rising Susan Cooper 7/25/2018 ✔
11. Twilight's End Jerry Oltion - This book will need to wait for another year.
12. Sink or Swim: A Novel of WWII Steven Watkins 8/4/2018 ✔

13. The Outsiders S. E. Hinton 9/7/2018 ✔
14. Mostly Harmless Douglass Adams 9/1/2018 ✔

Since I joined the group June 30th, I thought I would still read twelve books/short stories but use some of the group books in my list, so that I have a hope of finishing this year. Also, I confess that we read The Outsiders every year in my ELA class. I will be reading at work.


11/30/2018 After months and months, I finally finished Walden and that is the last book in the challenge!!

message 2: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2848 comments Helen, you are getting right to it since joining this group! Good for you! You have some good titles on your list. And don't worry about reading at work -- it still counts!! Enjoy :)

message 3: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1580 comments Good luck on your challenge, Helen.

message 4: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9841 comments Mod
Helen it's so nice to have you join in on our challenges. Have fun with this one. And happy reading.

message 5: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Good luck with your challenge :)

message 6: by Brina (new)

Brina Welcome, Helen. I have an incoming 8th grader so I will be following your posts to see about some good books to read. Good luck with your challenge.

message 7: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (last edited Jul 04, 2018 02:16PM) (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3622 comments Mod
Thank you. Oh my that is pressure!! Hee hee. Our principal has organized a "Book Slam". All students in the school, that is 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, will receive a copy ofSink or Swim: A Novel of WWII by Steven Watkins. The students will get to keep the copy, bought with funds provided by local businesses. We will read it for three weeks in August and Math, Science, and Social Studies teachers will incorporate lessons to provide background and support for the book. That's the first one I would mention. Next, we read The Outsiders in Sept. although I know that many schools read it in 7th grade.

message 8: by Brina (new)

Brina I'm pretty sure that he read that already- I will ask. But the WWII book for sure he hasn't and I'm going to get it for him. I love integration of all subjects to make for more meaningful learning. What a great experience for the students.

message 9: by Lotte (new)

Lotte | 196 comments Good going, Helen. What was your favourite book of this challenge?

message 10: by Lotte (new)

Lotte | 196 comments All Quiet on the Western Front got such good reviews here. Glad that you enjoyed it so much!

message 11: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2848 comments Helen wrote: "Thank you Lotte. I think my favorite book of the year is All Quiet on the Western Front. I really enjoyed The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, Walden, and [b..."

All Quiet on the Western Front is one of my favorites!! Glad you enjoyed it :)

message 12: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1580 comments I have been wanting to read Death comes for the Archbishop for quite a while. I think I will be reading it soon. I like Cather's writing.

message 13: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2058 comments Congrats,Helen.

message 14: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1580 comments Way to go, Helen!

message 15: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 6078 comments Mod
Congrats, Helen! Bravo!

message 16: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments Congrats on finishing, Helen!

message 17: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9841 comments Mod
Good for you Helen. I am sure you will find a new book to listen to quickly

message 18: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3622 comments Mod
Thanks everyone.

message 19: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 803 comments Helen wrote: "Woo hoo. The last book on my challenge was Walden. After months I finally finished it. All done!!! Now what will I listen to in the car?"

The Bee Gees.

message 20: by Petra (new)

Petra Congratulations on finishing, Helen! Well done!

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