Books have always been a big part of my life. I remember in first grade when we learned those first couple of words how exciting it was to be a reader.
I even have my old readers from the 1960's!
I loved this picture in the book and could hardly wait to read the story.
I can also remember going to birthday parties in fancy dresses with the scratchy petticoats!
Most of the stories had moral lessons to be learned. As I looked over the books they were the good basics, be nice to each other, don't lie etc. Don't you love these pictures? I think I am vintage now!
Every summer I like to try and expand my reading list and try a classic. I can see why they are called classics. This summer I read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The Red Tent is not technically a classic but the title fit the small space!
I can see why teenagers don't want to read them, they are very profound. I think they just don't have enough life experience to appreciate the writing. So far some of my favorites are:
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
The Good Earth
East of Eden
Of Mice And Men
The Grapes of Wrath
How Green Was My Valley
Do you have any favorites to recommend?