Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

This week's topic is:
Top Ten books you'd pair with required reading...
This is not a perfect list, but off the top of my head I think it matches pretty well. Mostly I think we need to be teaching newer stuff anyways. I haven't read all of these, but I bought them in hope that teachers would expand their teachings. There's also the larger issue of not having read (or at least not recently) these originals, so some of these are based on my impressions of the books and my not quite hit the mark. 

If you're teaching... Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Try teaching... Nothing by Janne Teller
Try teaching... The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

If you’re teaching... Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Try teaching... Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
Try teaching... Caleb + Kate by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma
Try teaching... Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

If you’re teaching... Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Try teaching... Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Try teaching... Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

If you’re teaching... Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Try teaching... Jane by April Linder

If you're teaching... The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Try teaching... Looking for Alaska by John Green
Try teaching... The Beast by Walter Dean Myers

If you’re teaching...To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Try teaching... The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Try teaching... Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

If you’re teaching...1984 by George Orwell
Try teaching... Matched by Ally Condie
Try teaching... XVI by Julia Karr

If you're teaching...The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Try teaching... Monster by Walter Dean Meyers
Try teaching... Prep by Jake Coburn

Other books you should try fitting in:
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard

The Broke and the Bookish is a group of college aged and twenty somethings that have an unhealthy obsession with reading and would spend every last penny on books even if it meant skipping a few meals. We are the people  who lurk in the library, buy handbags based on how many books can be stashed in them, and who refer to characters in books as if they are personal friends.
We sought after other bookish college students to share in our love for reading and were brought together by the College Students group on Goodreads that was created in September 2008. Our desire to share great books with each other in and our tendency to be opinionated and passionate about all things book related naturally led to the birth of The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.


  1. I absolutely love the way you've set out your list this week. Great choices too.

  2. Great list! I never read the required books in school so I'm really curious about your pairings!

    My TTT

  3. I love the way you wrote this list! And of course they are all great choices :)

  4. I like how you've paired these up! Excellent choices!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog this week!

    Denise @ Life With No Plot

  5. I love that you mentioned XVI. Such a thought-provoking dystopian and yours is the first list I've seen it on so far. Can't believe I didn't think of it! :) Great list.

    My TTT:



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