I saw this over at Louise’s blog and immediately knew that I had to join in on the back-to-school fun! This tag is all about matching books with school subjects. Let’s get started, shall we?
I’ve read and enjoyed quite a few crime novels, but I think my favorite has to be the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They’re so interesting to read and I can never seem to figure out the answer until Sherlock uncovers it!
For this one I’m going to go with anything written by Orson Scott Card, particularly the Ender’s Game Quintet and Pathfinder. The worlds he creates are always so intricate and detailed that I just can’t help but get sucked right into them. The concepts he bases his science fiction off of are really unique as well, which is very refreshing to read.
I never thought I would actually enjoy reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn until I read it with my American Literature class last year. This time in American history is one that I find really interesting, and this novel brings up so many controversial topics that are fascinating when debated.
I’m going to have to go with this cover of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald because I think it’s just gorgeous. I love the colors and the whimsical feel it has. I also think it’s very representative of the story itself, which is really cool.
I don’t think I’ve ever read a novel that was translated from its original language to English, but I have read the reverse. Earlier this year I read Las Telaranas de Carlota by E.B. White, which is actually Charlotte’s Web translated to Spanish. It was a really interesting and fun experience to read a book in another language, so if you are able to I would definitely recommend giving it a try sometime!
One of my favorite historical fiction novels is A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. It’s a great mix of historical fiction and fantasy that just sucks you right in from the very beginning.
I’m definitely going to have to go with one of my all-time favorite books ever, Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I cannot explain to you how much I adore this book. I’ve read it countless times and I fall in love with it over and over again. It’s set in Australia, so it’s definitely not a local setting for me! (I live in the US.)
And there you have it! I tag whoever would like to do this next- be sure to link me to your posts down below if you do!
What books would you put in these subjects? What are you thoughts on the books I’ve picked? Let me know in the comments section below!