As an English Major I thought it only fitting to include a page of various types of writings that I have read and enjoyed. Please note these are my opinions, if you disagree fine but dont' write me and yell at me for my own opinions. Thank you. CHILDREN'S BOOKS: The B is for Betsy Series-by Caroline Haywood Betsy and Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace Richard Scarry Books AA Milne Dr. Seuess The Very Hungary Caterpillar Good Night Moon YA BOOKS: Clearwater Crossing Series- by Laura Peyton Roberts Trash, Sunset Beach and Pageant-- by Cherie Bennett Freshman Dorm- by Linda A. Cooney Year I turned 16- by Diane Schwemm Phillip Pullman Heart Beats Series- Elizabeth Rees Anne of Green Gables- Lucy Maud Montgomery The All of a Kind Family Series Little House Series The Star Kaats Louis Lowry- Autumn Street, Anastasia, Rabble Starkley etc... Charlotte Sometimes Lurlene McDaniel books Old Yeller BOOKS: I know why the Caged bird Sings-- Maya Angelou F. Scott Fitzgerald- The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise Steinbeck- The Grapes of Rath, East of Eden Jack London, Call of the Wild, White Fang Chaucher Shakespheare Civilwarland in Bad Decline Winesburg Ohio- Sherwood Anderson The Sound and the Fury- Faulkner Books by the Bronte Sisters Edith Wharton- Ethan Home and the Age of Innocence Willa Cather-- My Antonia To Kill a Mockingbird Gone with The Wind The Thorn Birds North and South SHORT STORIES: Jack London- To Build a Fire Poe- The Raven, Cask of Amantillado, Tell Tale Heart Conrad Aiken- Silent Snow, Secret Snow Shirley Jackson- The Lottery Robert Penn Warren- Blackberry Winter James W. Cain- The baby in the icebox Tillie Olson- I stand Here Ironing Fitzgerald- The Bridal Party Harold Brodky- The State of Grace OVERRATED BOOKS AND AUTHORS(this is my opinion-you need not agree) 1. Hawthorne, if I have to read The Scarlett Letter one more time I will scream, this book was ok the first time I read it, but after being forced to read it three times, I can honestly say-- Who really cares what the A stands for? I"ve also read "The House of 7 Gables and although it was a readable story, it isn't one i'd be likely to pick up and read again. 2. Hemingway, I have yet to read anything of Hemingways that I have enjoyed, his "best" work, The old Man and THe sea, I found to be incredibly boring and hard to read and get interested in. 3. Stephen Crane-- I cannot stand his writing, his most famous works are The Red Badge of Courage, and his short story The Open Boat. I have read the Open Boat so many times, every sememster I end up with a class where I have to read it, and I still do not like it at all. 4. Lord of the Flies-- I am not saying this is not a good book because it is, it is just not the best book ever written and it is usually studied in too much detail by English Teachers. I had to read this book for my Senior year of English and havign to sit there and disect every little bit of symbolism, sure took the enjoyment out of the story. 5. Great Expectations-- same reasoning as above.