Saturday, February 26, 2011

BYU Honors Reading List

Hi Everyone!
Thanks for the very fun time last night at Kayleen's! Great discussion and great food! I love our Book Club! Thanks to Sharon for starting us up and keeping us going!

I thought I would put a link up for the BYU Honors program reading List. It has 7 pages of books, some of which are not English or American, and some of which are considered Social Science and are non-fiction, but it does give us a good idea of what we might consider "Classics" from the periods which we are looking for. Here's the link:

I know Lorraine is looking for a book for us to read. "The Portrait of a Lady " by Henry James would be a good pick, as would "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte. Some of you might not have read "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte; I have and don't care to read it again. I find it really depressing as there are not many redeeming characters in the book and it does not have a happy ending. "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain is on the list also, but probably a lot of us have read it, but wouldn't mind reading it again. Pearl Bucks "The Good Earth" is a great book about China. I've read it but wouldn't mind reading it again. It's not a huge read and not difficult to read either.

A few other ideas:
Little Women -Louisa May Alcott
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Anna Karenina-Leo Tolstoy (massive read)
The Way We Live Now -Anthony Trollope
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde-Robert Louis Stevenson
Vanity Fair-William Makepeace Thackery

There are obviously a lot more and if someone else posted their ideas we would get a different list!

Thanks to everyone again and can't wait to get started on our next book!

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