Iam back on goodreads.com and a few days ago I voted for best books of the 20th century. Here iswhat I chose. Keep in mind, I picked from a list of books nominated earlier by other goodreads users.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Everything that Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor
Yeah. I like that list. I stand by it.
So...if you did the same list for children's books, what would you choose? Actually that would be a harder list to make@ lots of good kids books to choose from.
Top 5 books for Young children:
Where the Wild Things Are
Green Eggs and Ham
Teddy Bears Picnic
The Polar Express
Top 5 books for middle school & teenage reader:
Harry Potter... No wait, that was published in the 21 st century right?
Hey God, It's Me, Margaret or any Judy Blume book
You know, I don't know much about this age group. When I was a buyer at Borders in thelate 80's I think the popular books were series like The Babysitters club and I would say the serialized mediocre stories were the most important 20 th century young adult book phenomenon. It paved the way for your Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games books of the last 13 years.
5 books I would want to have if stranded on a deserted island: (excluding helpful nonfiction books.)
I know alot of folks would say they would bring the Bible. I wouldn't, at least not the whole bible. Maybe the psalms &; Proverbs or The Gospels
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Outlander by Diane Gab-whatever
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (a murder mystery set on an island)
A Charlie Brown book...not sure which one but something funny would be necessary
What books do you think are great and/ or worthy of being taken on a three hour tour that ends in being stranded on Gilligans island?
Once again, forgive my typos... I am typing this on a small phone screen that messes up when I try to backtrack & fix mistakes!