Top 10 Tuesday!!!
This week’s topic is:
August 30: Back To School Freebie — anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher
I picked books to complement a history lesson, but instead of giving many examples of good books about a specific era, I tried to vary the historical context a bit. Enjoy!
Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Check it out here.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Nazis Germany
The Diviners Series by Libba Bray – 1920s New York
Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon – Scotland and WW1
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke – Napoleonic Wars
Animal Farm by George Orwell – Communist Russia
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – Racism in America, 1930s (ish?)
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys – 1950s New Orleans
Witch Child by Celia Rees – Salem Witch Trials
The Muse by Jessie Burton – 1960s London/1930s rural Spain
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys – Victorian Colonialism
What about you? Any favourite books that would help liven up a history lesson? Please let me know!