2nd Hour Book Love

Yesterday I posted the results from my 1st hour Honors Sophomore Seminar class, and today I’m posting the results from my 2nd hour Honors Sophomore Seminar class.  This is the smaller of the two classes, and I have a nice mix of both avid readers and revitalized readers.  When I went over the results with them, some were surprised by the favorites and others were excited about them.  I’m kind of surprised that so many backlist titles made the list, to be honest, but I’m happy they’re still so popular.

Top Choice: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

What students said about The Hunger Games trilogy (Goodreads):

“I really like the idea and concept of the trilogy.” -Jenna
“It has a great combination of action, comedy, drama, and romance.” -Hannah

Honorary Titles:

Crank by Ellen Hopkins (Goodreads)
**Side note–Ellen Hopkins’ school visit really made an impact on my students 🙂 Reading Crank was a different experience for them after hearing Ellen speak about her life and the story behind the book.**
“Meeting Ellen Hopkins in person really made a difference.” -Hallie


Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott (Goodreads)

“It’s a really fast read that’s intense and depicts a harsh reality.” -Sophie


Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn (Goodreads)
**Side note–I don’t like this new cover at all, but I’m using it in case you’re looking for a copy at the store.**

“I like the way it’s written in reverse order and that we get to read Nick’s journals.” -Hannah

Breathing Underwater Paperback

The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner (Goodreads)
**Side note–This just released in paperback!**

“I loved this book.” -Haylee

The Pull of Gravity paperback

Swim the Fly by Don Calame (Goodreads)

“It’s really funny.” -Emma

Swim the Fly audio

Split by Swati Avasthi (Goodreads)

Split paperback

Tilt by Ellen Hopkins (Goodreads)


My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (Goodreads)

“It’s freaky to think that’s actually real and that as a kid he did all of that stuff.” -I can’t remember which one of my students said this :/

My Friend Dahmer

Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman (Goodreads)

“Intense, a harsh reality, and I like the multiple points of view.” -Jenna


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