My mother-in-law called yesterday and asked me to put together a list of “25 books you should have read before graduating high school,” for the guidance of her younger grandchildren. Always wishing to avoid the appearance of didacticism, as St. Paul might have better said, I have renamed this list “25 books you’ll have fun reading before you graduate.”
This list can contain anything, from Huckleberry Finn to Harry Potter. So, what are your nominations?
Here are my first thoughts:
- Huckleberry Finn and/or Tom Sawyer
- Harry Potter
- at least some of the Sherlock Holmes stories
What about the heavies, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, 1984?