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My Top Ten Classics Read After High School -How About You? What would make your top ten?

My Top Ten Classics Read After High School

 

  1. Pride and Prejudice-Austen
  2. Murder on the Orient Express-Christie
  3. Persuasion-Austen
  4. North and South-Gaskell
  5. Under the Greenwood Tree-Hardy
  6. A Night To Remember-Lord
  7. Treasure Island-Stevenson
  8. The Whipping Boy-Fleischman
  9. Night-Wiesel
  10. Diary of Anne Frank-Frank

 

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My Top Ten Books Read in High School-WHAT DID YOU READ IN HIGH SCHOOL that made an impact on you?

My Top Ten Books Read in High School

(Plus the start of it all in grade school)

  1. And Then there Were None-Christie
  2. The Bad Seed-March
  3. Arsenic and Old Lace-Kesselring
  4. Romeo and Juliet-Shakespeare
  5. Macbeth-Shakespeare
  6. The Odyssey-Homer
  7. The Pearl-Steinbeck
  8. Little House on the Prairie-Wilder
  9. The Great Gatsby-Fitzgerald
  10. Taming of the Shrew-Shakespeare

How did they impact me?  Agatha Christie inspired me to write and to be original and deceptive and crazy and interesting.  The Bad Seed and Arsenic and Old Lace (from Theatre class) were absolute foundations for drama and solving a good mystery should be the spice of life with every day you live. Shakespeare is just plain fun to read aloud, especially with exaggerated dramatic effect. The Odyssey makes me want to walk out the front door and spontaneously go anywhere. (My husband and I did often before children.) The Pearl made me appreciate people for who they are and love that we are all different. Jay Gatsby and Romeo make a young girl swoon and look forward to one day falling in love.  And lastly, The Little House on the Prairie was the first chapter book I ever read.  Thank you Ms. Winner, my second grade teacher from Mesquite, Texas, Range Elementary.

 

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Vampire YA Reads List

  1. Paranormally by Kiersten White
  2. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
  3. Vampire Crush by A.M.Robinson
  4. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
  5. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  6. Revenants by Amy Plum
  7. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  8. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  9. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
  10. The Eternal Kiss Anthology by Rachel Caine and other authors
  11. Immortal: Love Stories With a Bite by Rachel Vincent
  12. Call of the Vampire by Gayla Twist
  13. Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis
  14. Evermore by Alyson Noel
  15. Vampirates by Justin Somper
  16. Romeo and Juliet and Vampires by
  17. Unholy Alliance by Lacy Yager
  18. Vampire Academy by Rachel Mead
  19. Intertwined by Gena Showater
  20. Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith ( the early books)
  21. Vladimir Todd by Heather Brewer
  22. Prom Nights from Hell Anthology by Meg Cabot and other authors
  23. Classic Tales of Vampires and Shapeshifters by Tig Thomas
  24. Crush by Chrissy Peebles
  25. Night World by L.J. Smith
  26. Kisses from Hell by Kristin Cast and other authors
  27. Devour by Andrea Heltsley
  28.  Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff
  29. Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez
  30. Boys That Bite by Mari Mancusi
  31. Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
  32. My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking
  33. The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

 

Next to read for me:

  1. Moth by Karen Mahoney
  2. Brocken Wings by Danielle Ogier
  3. Turned by Morgan Rice

 

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Love…loveMary F. Pearson’s books. Looking forward to reading Dance of Thieves. Kiss of Deception was one of my favorite books top 10 list.