Can you help me choose a novel (from a list) to read for my junior IB class?
Topic: Can you help me choose a novel (from a list) to read for my junior IB class?
June 26, 2019 / By Suzie Question:
For my IB English class next year, our summer homework is to read two novels from a list provided. I was wondering which ones you recommend? And why? Without giving too much away, LOL.
Housekeeping by Marylyne Robinson
1984 by George Orwell (I've already read this)
Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
American Pastoral - Philip Roth
Ragtime - E.L Doctorow
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
The Awakening - Kate chopin
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
Best Answers: Can you help me choose a novel (from a list) to read for my junior IB class?
Raylene | 3 days ago
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - TRUE CRIME - Capote spent hours interviewing the 2 killers, one in particular.
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - A science fiction classic - Should we ban and burn all books?
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Originally Answered: can you help me choose which book to read from my list? and possibly tell me what they're about?
I've read a lot of these. The one you should pick depends on what you want to get from it.
If you want a good read that's not necessarily short, but enjoyable all the same, go with Catch-22, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Grapes of Wrath or Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (I have a serious soft spot for this last book).
If you want to push yourself and really learn something valuable that will come in handy for college courses then go with Moby Dick, Mrs. Dalloway, or Go Tell it on the Mountain.
If you want something short but intense go with The Fire Next Time or The Awakening.
Of all these, I'd have to go with The Fire Next Time by Baldwin. Your teacher has three of his books as options, he or she would seem to really like him. It's a very slender volume, highly controversial content, and a fascinating read consisting of two essays about race relations in the 1960s.
In Cold Blood or The Invisible Man.
Not a Faulkner fan, so I am prejudiced there. Don't really care for The Awakening. Haven't read American Pastoral or Housekeeping.
Ragtime is very entertaining in spurts, but In Cold Blood and The Invisible Man are important books that changed literature. ICB started true-crime fiction and is an important indictment of the criminal justice system; The Invisible Man was arguably the first Civil Rights book (regarding that era specifically) and also possibly the first _publicly recognized_ great work of fiction by a black author.
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I remember enjoying Farenheit 451 when I read it in high school, but I don't really remember why. I do remember that it held my interest. The only other one I've read (or tried to read) is The Awakening, which I found pretty boring and never made it all the way through.
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Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
This book has my vote. It was written a bit ago but it still fits in today, and it was just so interesting. There are some twists that are unexpected that make it a fun read, while making you think.
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For an English class, you want to have plenty of things to write about, so I would recommend Housekeeping. The interaction between the characters will provide plenty of propulsion for your essays. It is the story of two sisters who end up being cared for by an unconvential aunt, and is full of quiet wisdom and hilarious moments. It will have you reaching for the dictionary a time or two, but it is beautifully written with many clever lines that are great to quote.
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