Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Reading list

Last night we watched Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. Now I have plans to read it again, and I also have plans to get my hands on a copy for Clara because, as Anna Quindlen says in the documentary: Scout is one of those those rare figures in literature, similar to Anne of Green Gables and Jo in Little Women, who hasn't gone over to "the dark side of being a girly girl." I'm not sure if I would put it in those words, but I do want Clara to have punchy role models. I've already got the beautiful cloth bound edition of Little Women, below, so now I need Anne of Green Gables and To Kill a Mockingbird. Any other suggestions for Clara's library?
UPDATE: It seems that most of the people who read this blog link to it through Facebook. As a result they tend to leave comments on my wall. That's cool and all, but I'm not sure if I can search my Facebook archives, so all of the awesome suggestions will be buried on my timeline. In addition, those who aren't friends with me on Facebook miss out. Want to know my favorites from those comments? Here they are: The Golden Compass, Pippi Longstocking, Matilda (which we just received as a gift from our buddy Zoe T), The Secret Garden, Are you there God? It's me, Margaret, The Diary of Anne Frank, Alice in Wonderland and The Paper Bag Princess.

And if I need more ideas, a friend recommended this list, which suggests 80 books for young ladies, starting with picture books.

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