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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye is the ALLTIME Classic teen book. OK, Holden Caulfield is rich and negative. His time in New York is journey into maturity. Read it. Don't shoot anybody with the book in your pocket or I will revoke your library card!

this will go down in history as the first hemingway book i've ever enjoyed. lady brett ashley would be no friend of mine.

These 8 Female Characters In Literature Deserve Their Own Damn Books

Believe it or not I hadn't read this book until last year...and then I listened to it.  Fantastic!

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to-kill-a-mockingbird-harper-lee An all time favorite, tragedy, triumph, the power of the human spirit, go read it.

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17 Young Adult Novels You Should Read, Based On Your Favorite Literary Classics

Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck 1937

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck. Come to think of it.anything by Steinbeck. One can always learn more about writing by rereading Steinbeck. Even after teaching this one about 50 times, I still love it.

So beautiful. So tragic. One of my favorite books of all time.

For Whom the Bell Tolls is a novel by Ernest Hemingway published in It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War.

Der Nachtzirkus - Erin Morgenstern

Great movie news for THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern. Summit Taps 'Jane Eyre' Screenwriter to Adapt 'Night Circus' for Big Screen; Moira Buffini will pen the big-screen adaptation of the Erin Morgenstern novel.

The story of a young girl living in Nazi Germany. The novel is narrated by death. It's both sad and uplifting, beautifully written and haunting.

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak: The book is narrated by death, so right away you know it’s going to make you think about the time we have on Earth. And as you’ll be reminded by reading this, time is precious. << I had read this and it's my favorite book

Elie Wiesel about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945.

This is the true story about a young boy's experiences in Aushwitz death camp. This man still lives and returned to the camp with Oprah Winfrey.

Read this years ago and loved it. Currently listening to it on audio and am soaking in even more for this stage of my life.

'The Shack' by William P. Young - Book Review

Booktopia has The Shack, When Tragedy Confronts Eternity by Wm Paul Young. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Shack online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Being Rory | The Gilmore Project | Lessons learned from The Gilmore Girls.

A summer reading flow chart from the folks at Daily Infographic. For those of you who don't know what to read next

“At the temple there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.”       “He was like a song I'd heard once in fragments but had been singing in my mind ever since.”

Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden (Awesome book, way better than the movie, but that was good too)