Friday, December 3, 2010

Independent Reading Book Cycle 3:

Suggested independent reading books that are particularly good for Question 3 (Cycle 3):

  • Donna Tartt’s The Secret History
  • John Steinbeck East of Eden
  • Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  • Toni Morrison’s Beloved
  • Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
  • Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

You will need to pass your book with me. I would like you to read a work of fiction that has a bit of an “epic” scope—one that is of great “literary” value that will be of particularly good use on Question 3. I have included some suggestions of books that I love that fit this category, but feel free to pick one of your own. Take note of the length of the above texts though.

For this assignment, you can either produce 100 post-it notes, or complete a Reader’s Notebook (12 extended D.J.s). In either case, I would like you to include commentary which draws from the reading strategies from the “WAYS TO ANALYZE FICTION” handout (you can find it in google docs.) You will turn in your book (with post-its) or Reader’s Notebook on January 3rd and answer a question 3 prompt in class.

19 comments:

João N. said...

Maurice by E.M. Forster

Alex Math said...

The Corrections: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen

Nidale Z. said...

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Renee S. said...

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Rachael S said...

Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

AlfonseF said...

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

KKatz said...
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Gabby said...

The Secret History: by Donna Tartt

Philip Tang said...

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Amanda N. said...

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Xi Gao said...

One Hundred Years of Solitude

brittanyf said...

The Odyssey by Homer

francesca said...

Twhe poisonwood bible by barbara kingsolver

KKatz said...

Emma by Jane Austen

Joshua said...

The Odyssey by Homer

Brian said...
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10zin said...

Blindness by Jose Saramago

kisla said...

Gabriel García Márquez’s
One Hundred Years of Solitude

Brian said...

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor D.