Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Every day, teachers across the country inspire and empower their
students to see the world in a new way through classic and contemporary
novels. But we know there’s a lot to worry about in high school: friends,
driver’s tests, college applications, and, fine, maybe also that cute guy or
girl who sat behind you in Algebra. Regardless of whether you completed every
extra-credit assignment (guilty as charged), required reading has a lot to
offer, even more so when you circle back to those books later on in life.
Here’s a list of 13 books I’ve reread since my time in high school and some
of the surprising results that came with returning to them. READ