Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Classics Bookclub 1st Quarter Wrap Up

Remember how I joined this challenge over at 5 Minutes for Books? It's time to wrap up my first quarter's worth of classics.

Here is what I read so far (click on the book's link to take you to my full review):

Giant by Edna Ferber: an fantastic look at Texas in the early part of last century. A famous movie with Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean was based on this book.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger: Finally, I know what everyone's talking about when they bring up this book! I really enjoyed it, honestly and our online book group had an amazing discussion about it.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl: OH, have you read this? It's so wonderful. I read it out loud to my 7 year old son and what was great is that I think I enjoyed it just as much as he did.

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin: I hadn't ever read this one either, and after being told to several times, I finally found a copy at the thrift store and tried it out. What a clever, thoughtful and intriguing read. I like mysteries that keep me going until the end.

2 comments:

morninglight mama said...

I found the discussion about The Catcher in the Rye to be really fantastic! I'm glad that was the selection. :)

And it always interesting to read Dahl out loud with your kids... what an interesting guy he was, huh?

Lauren said...

What great selections! I haven't read The Westing Game. I'll have to check it out!

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