For me, book stores are easy to get lost in. Currently I am reading “Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates” (which is something I have been doing for over a year now), along with a book from my NewGround Jewish-Muslim fellowship- “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl; and finally, for my independent Spanish Literature course I am reading “El Túnel.” by Ernesto Sabato.
Suffice it to say I am constantly looking for “Book Lists” that are a treasure trove of books that might just interest me. Its really a guide post, thats what these lists are for me. Thats why I often go back to my college professors and look at their syllabuses to get an idea of what types of books they are bringing into the class room. I found some really amazing books that helped me understand where American foreign policy was heading, which is great because I was interested in that sort of stuff.
So, if you’ve made it this far in my posts about high school reading lists, then this is the final list that comes from Ms. Locey’s English class, its for high school seniors, enjoy the exploration of World Literature*:
- The Aeneid**, by Virgil
- Anna Karenina**, by Tolstoy
- The Major Plays, of Chechov
- Candide, by Voltaire
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
- Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmon Rostand
- A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles
- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
- Dialogues of Plato by Plato
- The Stranger by Albert Camus
*the same applies when it comes to this list, Muslim parents don’t freak out, please read this disclaimer before you track me down for a beating.
**I tried to find the links with Kindle versions offered for free, or for under three bucks, however, they are all on Amazon since I am an Associate, and by using the link to purchase your copy, a portion of the proceeds come back to me to help me fund my own booklust, so thanks in advance!