Books That My School Library Should Have!
Many of you know that when I don’t blog, or spend time with my family, I teach English as foreign language. I teach in high school, so my students are between 15 and 19 years old. (Yeah, high school is four years here in Switzerland). Our school library has an English section… of sorts. It’s really not very good. And some of the books that appear in the English section are in French. Because books are shelved based on the author’s nationality – which include only UK or US. Which again, makes me kind of wonder who decided how to sort the different sections. I know it’s not our current librarian.
Last week, I gifted all the Raven Cycle books by Maggie Stiefvater to my school library, and I think I can do better than that! I have a lot of books, and there are several I think the students at my school might enjoy reading. Also, I think that reading in a foreign language helps to get better in that language, both when it comes to vocabulary, spelling, syntax and both reading and writing.
So, what I would like for you to do for me today is to help me out a little. Keeping in mind my students’ age, what are the top twenty books you think I should try to add to the library? They can be classics or contemporary, as long as they are well written, I’m OK with reading anything.
Thanks in advance for your help, peeps! It’s greatly appreciated!
Have a magnificent Monday and happy reading.