I wish I could find that list, but off the top of my head, it included:
- “The Ugly American” by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick (1958)
- “Profiles in Courage” by John F. Kennedy (1955)
- “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck (1937)
- “All the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren (1947)
- “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding (1954)
|Photo of hubby's well-read|
copy of GATSBY
So the other day when I ran across this list of classic southern summertime reading (from Southern Living), I had to take a peek. I live in the south these days, after all, and wondered how close it was to my own experience.
Their list encompasses the younger grades through high school, and I was surprised at how nostalgic it made me feel just looking at the children's titles, like:
- “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder (read the whole series)
- “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White (oh, how I sobbed)
- “Old Yeller” (more sobbing)
- “Nancy Drew" (of course!)
- “Misty of Chincoteaue” (again, read the whole series and dreamed of going to see the ponies myself one day. Hey, I just realized I don’t live too far from there now! Road trip!)
Which of these get your memories stirring, and what’s on your list this summer?
Happy summer reading!
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