Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Feature & Follow - English Lit Class

Happy, Happy Friday everyone! I am excited to meet new book blogging friends again this week and I enjoyed putting together my book list for my fictional English lit class! Hope you want to take it!
English 356 American Authors - American History This class will explore American History through the writing of American Authors and works both classic and contemporary and various genres. (this is a college course didn't want to have to censor my book choices!) Colonial Period - The Scarlett Letter Nathanial Hawthorne
Civil War - Cold Mountain Charles Frazier
Western Expansion - Giants of the Earth Ole Rolvaag
Great Depression - The Bones of Plenty Louis Phillips Hudson
World War II - Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
Race Relations - The Help Kathryn Stockett
Modern Era - I Know this Much is True Wally Lamb
And lastly for extra credit (cause my reading list might be getting a bit long) Native American History - In the Spirit of Crazy Horse Peter Matthiessen
Would your take this course? What would you like to read in the various categories? Any category suggestions?

23 comments:

  1. Nice selection, I like The Help

    new GFC and Bloglovin

    here's my Follow Friday

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  2. Great selection. I'm enjoying today's posts :)
    Thanks for stopping by. Following you back.
    Julie @ Chapter Break

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  3. great list! Love so much variety in the reads!

    New follower!

    My FF + Giveaway!

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

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    1. Thanks - following you back as well!

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  4. That's a nice list, I like how you've broken it down by time periods. Great idea! I haven't read very many of these but I've seen a couple I'd like to read, so thanks!

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    1. Great, I love introducing fellow readers to new books!

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  5. great list! thanks for stopping by my blog :) I really enjoyed reading The Scarlet Letter when I was in HS.

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    1. Thanks! The Scarlett Letter is probably the book on this list that I remember the least about! I did like it when I read it in high school, I should read it again!

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  6. The Scarlet Letter is a great choice - love how you chose American History haha. Looks a lot like the reading list for a class I had in my first year of university!

    Thanks for stopping by - I've returned the follow via Bloglovin'

    - Allie x (Little Birdie Books)

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    1. Yeah, I am a giant history nerd and I wanted my list to have a theme! Thanks for the return follow!

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  7. hopping by. Awesome list.

    new follower via bloglovin & gfc

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/08/feature-and-follow-59.html

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  8. Great list!!! Loved The Help, Cold Mountain, and Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of my all time favorite classic authors! My FF

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    1. Thanks, I have reread Cold Mountain probably ten times and always discover something new to love about it!

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  9. Great list! I still need to read The Help! Looks like I need to be joining yoour class! lol

    Thanks for hopping through!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yes, join my class and read The Help soon - it was so good!

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  10. Smart to create a reading list for a university class! I love how specific and related the books in upper-level courses become. New follower!

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    1. Thanks - didn't want to have to censor my book choices!

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  11. Hi! I got your book blogs message so I thought I’d stop by and give you a follow! If you are interested, I post book reviews, cover reveals and any other bookish topics that are on my mind at Lost in a Book Nook. I would love it if you followed me back :)
    -Nichole

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    1. Thanks Nichole, I have followed you back!

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  12. I love how you organized your choices. I think it would be a fun class. I love The Scarlet Letter. I haven't read the rest of them, though! It sounds like I should.
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    Thanks for stopping by and following! I'm following you back via bloglovin.

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    1. Thanks for the follow and hopefully you found a few new books to read!

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  13. Thanks everyone for following, I am following you all back now! Hopefully I didn't miss anyone!

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