Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Check It Out

Just got my list of books for my Girlhoods in Literature class for next semester!~ Check out this list. It's wicked! (and tell me which books you've read, and what you thought!)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott(1869)

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1905)

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (1908)

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (1935)

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgrin (1950)

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (1964)

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (1970)

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary (1981)

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden (1982)

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (1984)

Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff (1993)

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (1999)

Sabriel by Garth Nix (2000)

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (2006)

I've read a few, but I"m so excited to re-read them!!!


Rachele Alpine said...

Oh my gosh, Kody...I would love to have a class like that! How great will it be to talk about YA and get credit for it! :)

Tiffany Schmidt said...

Little Women is an all time fave. As is A Little Princess, Anne of Green Gables, Ramona, and Speak!

What a great line-up... can I come audit the class?

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Wow you got your list early! Lucky, I used to be obsessed with my book lists and I'd pick my classes based on the books assigned rather than the course topic or professor.

Tere Kirkland said...

Ah, Ramona! I think my love of reading really started with Beverly Cleary and Ramona. Remember her sister, Beezus? And Henry and Ribsy? Those were great books!

Dee said...

Want. This. Class.

I've read all of these except
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden (1982)

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (1984)

Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff (1993)

Sabriel by Garth Nix (2000)

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (2006)

I reread Little Women every summer, so you're lucky to have that one. Caddie Woodlawn is also really good, and I went through a minor obsession with being a spy after reading about Harriet.

Have fun!

Rachele Alpine said...

I remember reading "Are You There, God..." when I was in fourth grade and my teacher saying the book was "too old for me." It had all these great secrets about life, and I was so afraid she would tell my mom before I found those secrets out!

It's funny that Judy Blume's books were considered "edgy" back then!

Kate said...

Harriet the Spy, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, The House on Mango Street and Speak are the ones I've read. It's been a long time but at the time I loved them all.

Loretta Nyhan said...

I would love to take this class! Or teach it!

My cousin's daughter just read Are You There God...and absolutely loved it. It made having "the talk" so much easier for my cousin as well!

cynjay said...

Interesting mix of oldies and contemporary. I think I've read most of them, but I was a HUGE Pippi fan when I was a kid. Huge.

Allison said...

Awesome list! I've read a few--Little Women I read in 5th grade and absolutely LOVED. A Little Princess is one of my favorites (the movie, too). I also loved Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret and Speak, of course. :)

V said...

Sooo jealous of this reading list. I really liked Sabriel by Garth Nix. And Ramona! Awesome. Annnd I feel sort of bad about saying this because I know it's A Classic and all, but...Little Women put me to sleep. Granted, that was when I was 10 and had the attention span of a goldfish, but...anyway, I'm sure that it will be delightful.

Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat said...

Love, love, love, love. I particularly love Frances Hodgson Burnett books.

Becca Cooper said...

Oh my god. Why can't I take these sorts of classes?!

Horribly enough, I've only read two of these books - Ramona Quimby and Sabriel, both of which I quite enjoyed at the time. :D

Oh! And I've read the first page of Anne of Green Gables. While I was at work and supposed to be dusting shelves. Hehe.

*vows to read more of the books on this list*

Joanna said...


Seriously, it's more like which books didn't I read on that list! Such a great freaking line up--nice!

And if you haven't read THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY you are in for a treat. Susan Patron is a genius.

Kody Keplinger said...

Lol! Wow, guys, I'm so glad I"m not the only nerd excited for this class!

I've read:

I need to reread all of them, though. I'll let ya'll know how this class goes.

Rachel S said...

I just read A LITTLE PRINCESS and did a paper on its movie and book counterparts; it was awesome!!

I've read Little Women, A Little Princess, Speak, Ramona, Are You There God? Its Me Margaret, Annie on My Mind, Caddie Woodlawn, Anne of Green Gables.....

So like most of them haha.

-Rachel Simon

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