11 Modern Books Our Kids Will Read in School

Kite_runnerMy new goal is to read every book on this list in the next two years. Ironically, the day before I saw this list, I started reading The Kite Runner, so I’m already on my way! 🙂

There are some controversial titles on this list but I read some controversial titles as a young girl as well. What do you think? Would you want to keep any of these titles away from your children?

11 Twenty-First Century Books Our Kids Will Be Taught in School

  1. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  3. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  5. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  6. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  7. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  8. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  9. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
  10. Dear Life by Alice Munro
  11. Tenth of December by George Sauders

Do you think Arts.Mic missed any books? 


About Sarah JS

Aspiring writer, lover of words, book nerd, working editor, and permanent student of the world

Posted on February 24, 2015, in A Writer's Life, Literature and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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