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Top 10 Short Stories Students Will Be Motivated and Eager to Read More-to the theme of BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

  1. Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs
  2. King Midas-Greek Myths
  3. Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe
  4. Galoshes of Fortune by Hans Christian Anderson
  5. Button, Button by Richard Matheson
  6. Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury
  7. Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
  8. The Landlady by Roald Dahl
  9. Jack and the Beanstalk-English Fairy Tale
  10. Phaethon -Greek Myths

Top Ten Classic Poems with a Surprise Ending That Make Students Want to read more poetry

  1. Richard Cory by Robinson
  2. The Poison Tree by Blake
  3. O What is That Sound by Auden
  4. Eldorado by Poe
  5. Danny Deever by Kipling
  6. O Captain, my Captain! By Whitman
  7. Annabel Lee by Poe
  8. Reuben Bright by Robinson
  9. Raven by Poe
  10. Luke Havergal by Robinson

Hero’s Journey-Top 10 Monomyths that Inspire to Read More Classics or Relish in the Hero’s moments of fortune as well as misfortune and overcoming adversary!

  1. Harry from Harry Potter Series by Rowling
  2. Sophie from Keeper of the Lost Cities by Messenger
  3. Frodo from Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
  4. Katniss from The Hunger Games Series by Collins
  5. Hawkeye from Last of the Mohicans by Cooper
  6. Will from Ranger’s Apprentice Series by Flannagan
  7. Mathias from Redwall Series by Jacques
  8. Yelena from Poison Study by Snyder
  9. Thomas from Mazerunner by Dashner
  10. Bilbo from The Hobbit by Tolkien 

Top 10 Period Romance Movies that Inspire to Read the Book (and think “I wish I’d read it first!”) (and “Wow! Look at what all they left out!”)

  1. Pride and Prejudice
  2. Romeo and Juliet
  3. Tuck Everlasting
  4. The Notebook
  5. North and South
  6. Under the Greenwood Tree
  7. Anna Katerina
  8. Jane Eyre
  9. Wuthering Heights
  10. Sense and Sensibility

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Gaskell advice

Another classic bad boy from Gaskell! She knows how to make you want them!!!

Edith Gaskell humor

Vampires in short story form compiled just for the off and on reader. Enjoy!

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Edith Gaskell quoted. Or rather, her world.

This quote tends to carry over in many of her books. I feel this relates to many in the world, be it love, hate, or just plain conversation with others.