Favorite Books: Joanne Jacobs

Joanne Jacobs, author and education blogger

Fiction:

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault.
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (and Tom Sawyer)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Pride of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse (all the Jeeves books really, but this was my first)
The Thurber Carnival (everything by James Thurber)
Captain Horatio Hornblower by C.S. Forester (all the Hornblower books)

Non-fiction:

Bartlett's Quotations
The Children of Sanchez by Oscar Lewis
The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder
Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey
The Face of Battle by John Keegan
The Golden Bough by Frazier
Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves (and I, Claudius)
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
Plutarch's Lives
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer

Joanne Jacobs blogs on education at joannejacobs.com and communitycollegespotlight.org. She is the author of "Our School," a book about a San Jose charter school for kids who are "failing but not in jail."

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