- What was your personal reading goal at the beginning of the year? (If you do not know, I have it recorded.)
- Make a list of the titles of the books you read. Organize them from easiest to read to hardest to read. Justify and explain why some books were harder to read than others. Be specific.
- Which book did you enjoy reading the most? Why?
- If you abandoned books throughout the year, why? How many pages do you give a books before you abandon it?
- AP Classes only: When we did Book Clubs this year and studied craft, did you read the books and discuss them in your groups? Was this helpful as you learned to craft your own writing? Why or why not? Which Book Club book did you enjoy the most? Why?
- We read to learn about and appreciate the human condition, grow in empathy, and expand our knowledge of the world in which we live. Explain how your reading this year has helped you become a better person.
My personal reading goal was 8 books this year. But I also kinda made my own goal aside of that, and it was to actually understand and go in depth in each book. Rather than just reading it and skimming the surface.
The Cay, Unwind, Unwholly, Curious Incident, Mocking Jay, Little Bee
Little Bee was the hardest for me, mainly because of the parts that got very boring. And it made me lose interest, and when I lose interest I don’t pay attention as well. The Cay was the easiest for me, mainly because I read it a long time ago, and i just wanted to read it again, but more in depth.
I enjoyed reading Unwind the most. That is so because it was a very easy book to get hooked into. Each chapter left you hanging, making you want to jump into the next. It was also a easy book to read, and had an overall good story to it.
I abandoned the book Killer Angels. I was about 80 pages into the book, and just didn’t want to waste my time anymore. The book used words that I didn’t understand, a lot of military words. It was hard to pictures the descriptions that they gave, because I had no idea what they meant. It was just a hard book for me to follow and want to read more.
When we did the book clubs with an individual group is the time I liked it the most. Like when we studied The Curious Indecent. It helped me get a better understanding of the book. When we discussed I figured out some parts weren’t exactly what I though they were. And so other people’s incite helped me out a lot.
From this years reading, it helped me understand the actual depth of things. I use to just skim the surface of everything but now I go further in depth To analyze things, and find more than the one meaning that I use to only see.