Monday, October 29, 2007

JK Rowling's Top 10

My children and I are still recovering from our grief over having finished the last Harry Potter book. You see, when my daughter started Kindergarten, we read the first Harry Potter book together. She is now a Sophmore in high school and no longer needs me to read her bed time stories. . .or does she??

I found an old article from the BBC while I was searching through lists of classic literature. It is JK Rowling's top 10 list for classics she thinks all children should read. So I am going to suggest to my dear daughter and son tonight that we begin reading these classics together.

Here is her list from that article:
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

  • David Copperfiled by Charles Dickens

  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

  • The Tale of Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter

  • The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare


Britney said...

Yeah right, JK Rowling just randomly picked classics so that people would respect her more.. ugh.. i don't like her.. love the books.. but she erks me.

B0RN_$H@DY! said...

are u serious son?(britney) did u really jus say erk? were did dat come from?? ANYWAY, i think ive read some of these books and they were iight i guess, but to kill a mockingbird is EXTRA bogus, it was bogus dat we had to read it in 7th grade. almost all of the girls in my class were crying for the man when he got shot at the end of the book.....dats some serious stuff