Top Ten Tuesday: Modern Titles to Pair with Classics

22 Aug


I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a huge fan of classic literature read in high school – I think it’s difficult to teach, it’s difficult to connect to students’ lives and it’s often filled with a lot of old/dead white men. So, this Top Ten Tuesday is devoted to titles that can be paired with classic literature selected in high school for a even more enhanced learning experience.

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Great by Sara Benincasa
  2. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    Looking for Alaska by John Green
  5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. 1984 by George Orwell
    Little Brother by Cory Doctrow
  7. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
    The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters
  8. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    The Giver by Lois Lowry
  9. The Odyssey by Homer
    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  10. Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Book


One Response to “Top Ten Tuesday: Modern Titles to Pair with Classics”

  1. Satou Johns August 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

    Brave New World vs The Giver, I know this is not a “vs” but I do see the value of having the giver. I think it is not exactly for kids, as it is supposed to be, but it has a great discourse and an amazing criticism toward this society.

    I think, that it deals more with the idea of the utopias as in the transcendentalism movement. So even though it is a more resent or modern book, it falls on that same ideas and ideology. Proving that they simple do not exist or unable to be sustained.

    (I love classic literature hehe)

    Thank you for this amazing post! I loved it! I hope you could take a look at my blog! I will keep an eye on yours! :3

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