Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Teacher Shelf

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Top Ten Books on My Shelf if I were a Teacher

My choice of books that would be on my shelf in school if I were a teacher 🙂 I’m not sure on what the ‘rules’ are of school reading materials, and I don’t want to limit myself to specific grades, so here I go!

1. Jurassic Park

And possibly even The Lost World. These are number one favorites of mine, and it would make as a great book-to-movie discussion.

2. The Illiad, The Odyssey and The Aeneid

For some reason I was never made to read The Illiad in school, however I loved The Odyssey and The Aeneid (and I finally read The Illiad last year.) I feel these would be great way to learn about epic poetry and the Greek and Roman gods.

3. Cinder

So this is the beginning of one of my all-time favorite series, and I believe it would be a wonderful example on the study of fairytale retellings.


4. Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Speckled Band

Or maybe the complete collection of Sherlock Holmes. I mention this case more specifically because it was the story I read in school that really started my love for mysteries.

5. A Game of Thrones

A book that features multiple Point-of-views that I actually love! The ASOIaF series would be great for studying character development and world-building.

6.  Angela’s Ashes

Everyone should read some non-fiction every once in a while to show the hardships of the real world, and this is a book I’d greatly recommend.

7. And Then There Were None

One of the greatest whodunnit’s of all time and my favorite book! I’m sure I’ll always find a chance to put this on any shelf.

8. Their Eyes Were Watching God

I finally read it this year, and I’m so mad I didn’t read it earlier! This book would be great for historical fiction, as well as a good study on diction/ voice in a novel used to immerse the reader into the scene.

9. Life of Pi

A very introspective piece, and a good allegory.

10. Angels and Demons

Also The DaVinci Code, The Lost Symbol and The Inferno. I just really love this series and the art and historical conspiracies that occur. Such a great thrill!

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17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Teacher Shelf”

  1. “Cinder” is one I’ve been meaning to read for eons now. But the good news is, the series is now complete so I can binge-read them. (So long as I get over being intimidated by their length.) Also, three cheers for Sherlock. An iconic character. 🙂

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    1. Yay! I totally understand, I waited a while before reading Winter, lol I just wasn’t ready for the series to end. I also need to read the 5th ASoIaF book, I think I was holding off until a release date for Winds of Winter, but that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon, lol!

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      1. I don’t think that is happening anytime soon – but he is working on it!! He decided to stop working on the scripts for the tv show and started working on the book again 🙂

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  2. Oh I loved the Life of Pi movie!! But still…haven’t read the book. Eeeep. BOOKWORM SHAME. XD I will get to that though *nods sagely* And Game of Thrones is amazingly complex although I don’t think I would’ve been ready for it in school though haha. 🙈🙊 AND A THOUSAND YESES TO CINDER.
    Here’s my TTT!

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    1. Thats okay! If you do get the chance to read Life of Pi, I’d recommend the illustrated edition 😀 I read that edition on my kindle and it was so beautiful and added to the experience. Cinder & Crew is bae!

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  3. Loved Life of Pi and And Then There Were None! The latter especially was just so gripping and creepy, which is great for a mystery novel. I loved Life of Pi too, but I actually prefer the movie – the visuals are undefeatable in my eyes. 😛

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