Early this summer I read The Postmortal by Drew Magary. I will be using this book in my classes this fall and I'm very excited about it. I won't say this is the next great American novel, but I really enjoyed it.
Most recently I read The Secret Life of Bees. My friend had a great idea- she assigned each of us (my core group of girlfriends that I've had since 6th grade) another person and told us to go to their Goodreads account and choose a book and a back up book from their "to-read" list for them to, you guessed it, read. My partner chose this book for me and since I've had it on my kindle for a year now I figured this was the push I needed.
I immediately thought this would be a great classroom read for high schoolers and wouldn't you know it lots of teachers already teach it! I don't know where I've been as this book gained popularity. I've heard great things about the movie as well so I'll check that out soon.
Hopefully I can update this post before the end of August with at least one more book! (I'm all geared up for Go Set a Watchman!)
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Thanks for reading!