I see no dramas here. Miller ? Pinter ? Orton ? Wilde ? Shepherd ? Churchill ? Shakespeare ? Neither do I see poetry. Hughes ? Byron ? Yeats ?
Neither do I see resource books – Jake Allsop, Peter Watcyn Jones, Penny Ur … the very lifeblood of TEFL.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has topped a list of teachers’ favourite books, compiled by the Times Educational Supplement (TES).
Quite a few of my favourite reads made the top 20 list (reproduced below) but I would have added The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Did your favourite holiday reads make the list? What would you have added?
1. Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen
2. To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee
3. Harry Potter series: JK Rowling
4. Wuthering Heights: Emily Bronte
5. Jane Eyre: Charlotte Bronte
6. Nineteen Eighty-Four: George Orwell
7. The Lord of the Rings series: JRR Tolkien
8. The Book Thief: Markus Zusak
9. The Hobbit: JRR Tolkien
10. The Great Gatsby: F Scott Fitzgerald
11.. The Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini
12. The Hunger Games series: Suzanne Collins
13. The Time Traveler’s Wife: Audrey Niffenegger
14. The Chronicles of Narnia series CS Lewis
15. Of Mice and Men: John Steinbeck
16. Birdsong: Sebastian Faulks
17. His Dark Materials series: Philip Pullman
18. The Gruffalo: Julia Donaldson+ Axel Scheffler
19. The Catcher in the Rye: JD Salinger
20. Life of Pi: Yann Marte