Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain Twain was a humorist, but this picture of Mississippi life is profoundly moral and still incredibly influential. Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome One of the funniest English books ever written. Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy Its savage bleakness makes it one of the first twentieth-century novels. The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers A prewar invasion-scare spy thriller by a writer later shot for his part in the Irish republican rising.
The Call of the Wild Jack London The story of a dog who joins a pack of wolves after his master's death. Nostromo Joseph Conrad Conrad's masterpiece: a tale of money, love and revolutionary politics. Probably the longest novel on this list. The Rainbow D. Lawrence Novels seized by the police, like this one, have a special afterlife. Ulysses James Joyce Also pursued by the British police, this is a novel more discussed than read. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald The quintessential Jazz Age novel.
Men Without Women Ernest Hemingway He is remembered for his novels, but it was the short stories that first attracted notice. Journey to the End of the Night Louis-Ferdinand Celine The experiences of an unattractive slum doctor during the Great War: a masterpiece of linguistic innovation. Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell This tale of one man's struggle against totalitarianism has been appropriated the world over. Malone Dies Samuel Beckett Part of a trilogy of astonishing monologues in the black comic voice of the author of Waiting for Godot.
Catcher in the Rye J. Salinger A week in the life of Holden Caulfield. A cult novel that still mesmerises.
Tolkien Enough said! Lord of the Flies William Golding Schoolboys become savages: a bleak vision of human nature. Lolita Vladimir Nabokov Humbert Humbert's obsession with Lolita is a tour de force of style and narrative. A classic of African literature.
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Read John Sutherland on Lee's and other American classics. Catch Joseph Heller 'He would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Herzog Saul Bellow Adultery and nervous breakdown in Chicago. This is his masterpiece: edgily reminiscent of Heart of Darkness. Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson Haunting, poetic story, drowned in water and light, about three generations of women. Lanark Alasdair Gray Seething vision of Glasgow.
A Scottish classic. Money Martin Amis The novel that bags Amis's place on any list.
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Buy Money at the Guardian Bookshop. An Artist of the Floating World Kazuo Ishiguro A collaborator from prewar Japan reluctantly discloses his betrayal of friends and family. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness.
Wonder has been a New York Times bestseller for over 5 years in a row with over weeks as 1. The movie Wonder is scheduled to be released on November 17th, Palacio's debut novel so remarkable, and so lovely, is the uncommon generosity with which she tells Auggie's story…The result is a beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.
Booklist, Starred Review February It's Auggie and the rest of the children who are the real heart of 'Wonder,' and Palacio captures the voices of girls and boys, fifth graders and teenagers, with equal skill.
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A well-written, thought-provoking book. This book is a glorious exploration of the nature of friendship, tenacity, fear, and most importantly, kindness. Auggie's parents. Palacio writes with just the right balance of humor and pathos, making each character both flawed and sympathetic. She "gets" kids -- how they think, how they talk, how they have the capacity to be both horribly mean and incredibly brave and kind.
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It's well-written, engaging, and so much fun to read that the pages almost turn themselves. More than that, WONDER touches the heart in the most life-affirming, unexpected ways, delivering in August Pullman a character whom readers will remember forever. Do yourself a favor and read this book — your life will be better for it. I dare you not to fall in love with Auggie Pullman. Every single character seems real and well drawn and oh-so human This book is beautiful.
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There are many real and well-developed characters, and they each have their shining moments. Of course, Auggie shines the brightest. One comes away from it wanting to be a better person. I'm totally in love with this novel. Space Oddity. Beautiful Things. Beautiful Child. Soldier's Joy. Under Pressure. Canon in D. Kid Used in official book trailer. We asked editors and marketing and publicity teams to share their insights on middle grade marketing trends and to spotlight some recent successful efforts in this area.
Here are three books with film adaptations up for an Academy Award. I have individual goals for my students, as each of them have very different needs, but I also have overarching goals for all of them. I want to lure them into being readers.
I want them to fall in love with characters, get lost in a book, laugh out loud while reading, perhaps shed a tear or two, be able to name favorite authors and genres, see themselves in a book as well as learn about people very different from them. I want them to WANT to read for pleasure. And it's even more vital now than ever before due to the unfiltered exposure kids have to things like hate speech, intolerance, and bigotry.
Children are like sponges, and in order for them to learn how to become compassionate and understanding human beings, it's essential to nurture their sense of kindness. Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
In print, R. A protagonist, an unlucky but strong, a wonderful family, true friends help you Augustus during the school year that will end in a way triumphant for him. The story of a child who finds his role in the world.
It shows you care about the recipient's unique interests, whether he or she is into "Game of Thrones"-style fantasies, captivating biographies of famous figures or a good old-fashioned romance. Palacio's New York Times bestseller, Wonder , but as it turns out, he's pretty spectacular off screen as well.
In a recent interview with Jacob, the young actor told POPSUGAR how he got into his role as Auggie Pullman, a boy with facial differences who starts going to mainstream school in fifth grade after being homeschooled, why he's so excited to spread the film's message to "Choose Kind," and his best tip for dealing with bullies. Born with a distinct facial deformity, the character August Pullman wants to be treated like any other kid.