Friday, July 6, 2012

Got (required) Summer Reading?

If you're in high school, you've probably got a summer reading list a mile long!  We've seen a bunch of you guys this summer asking for A Prayer for Owen Meany, Invisible Man, The Awakening, The Great Gatsby, and all that good classic (which doesn't necessarily mean old - there's a ton of stuff here published in the last couple of years, and even some YA!) lit.  But which one do you pick?  Which one is actually good (for you)?  Because, let's be honest, not all that stuff is exactly what you want, especially on the beach to go with your lemonade, sunscreen, Deb Caletti and Sarah Dessen!

So how do you pick one, two, or five diamonds in the rough from that list your teacher gave you in May?  Obviously, a flowchart is the answer!  More of a nonfiction kind of guy?  Skip all that fiction and move along to the Truman Capote and Erik Larson!  A lover of short stories?  Move right past the novels to the H.G. Wells and the Edgar Allan Poe.

Use the flowchart below, head to the library to grab your picks, stuff them in your beach bag and head outside to read in the sun!

Summer Reading Flowchart

Sadly, we cannot claim the credit for this awesomness - so TY to!

Happy weekend, and happy (required) reading!

(who's seriously thinking I should re-read Gatsby before the Baz Luhrmann spectacular spectacular that will be his film adaptation comes out in December!)

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