Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Help me choose which of the following books to read?

Here some books I have to choose from:

Adams, Richard. Watership Down

Alvarez, Julia. In the Time of Butterflies

Anaya, Rudolfo. Bless Me, Ultima

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Ansa, Tina. The Baby of the Family

Baldwin, James. Go Tell It on the Mountain

Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451

Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles

Cather, Willa. My Antonia

Cather, Willa. O Pioneers!

Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations

Dumas, Alexandre. The Count of Monte Cristo

Frank, Pat. Alas, Babylon

Gaines, Ernest J. A Lesson Before Dying

Gaines, Ernest. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Garland, Sherry. Shadow of the Dragon

Gibbons, Kaye. Ellen Foster

Gordon, Sheila. Waiting for the Rain [NOTE: More advanced

readers may enjoy Cry,

the Beloved Country by Alan Paton.]

Green/Greenberg, Joanne. I Never Promised you a Rose Garden

Günter, J. Death Be Not Proud

Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls

16 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Definitely A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines. My second choice would probably be Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

    I guarantee you will love A Lesson Before Dying.

    Well, all of these are really great. I'm sure you'll love whichever one you pick.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I've only read 2 of those. Watership Down and The Count of Monte Crisco.

    I definately recommend the count of monte crisco!!!! IT's an absolute must!!!

    I personally enjoyed watership down very much. It's not for everyone though. Some people tend to think talking rabbits is stupid. But it was a wonderful book! So sad! The very beginning is a little bit boring (in my opinion) but it gets really good! They also have a movie of it but the book is waaaay better!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Adams, Richard. Watership Down


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  • marco
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    1 decade ago

    my top 3 on your list are

    1. The Martian Chronicles

    2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    3. For Whom the Bell Tolls (probably not as interesting to a woman)

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  • 1 decade ago

    oh oh oh !

    Watership Down!

    I loved that book as a kid and there's a cartoon film of it too, so good. Get your tissues ready!

    Watership Down is a real place in Berkshire!

    Saw it on the Police GPS intending to take my own rabbits there one day just so I can take pics of them running in the free land.

    Best Wishes

    Kez X

    p.s. Read everything, extensively - reading opens new worlds I love it!

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  • juli
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    -The Truth About Forever- Sarah Dessen -Fever 1793- Laurie Halse Anderson -A Northern Light- Jennifer Donnelly

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ok, these are great literary options, but if you enjoy pure litature genius, 'Count of Monte' Cristo'. Can't go wrong with that one. It has everyting. After you read it, the movie is also very good.

    My second choice would be Great Expectations, Dickens is brilliant there!

    You must try either one of those though, they are great.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I really enjoyed Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." She wrote it in the first person, which was an effective way of bringing the reader along on her journey, even though she wrote it after the events took place.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Fahrenheit 451 is a must read!

    Watership Down is really great as well.

    And Iove anything by Hemingway.

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  • Alyssa
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451

    Its really good. I read it for English my sophomore year and loved it. Plus if you get lost you can always watch the movie to help you get a better understanding of whats going on in the novel.

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