colloquium books?

Nov 9, 2009

I am making my list of books for my colloquia group for next year. Any must reads/must discuss books out there you would like to share with me?

Any thoughts on the following possibilities?

Ella Minnow Pea
The Walking Drum
Great Expectations
Enchantress for the Stars
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
Anne of Green Gables
Three Cups of Tea
A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe
Crucial Conversations
Crucial Confrontations
The Grapes of Wrath
The Three Musketeers
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
Abolition of Man
A Narnia Book
Weapons of Mass Instruction
Market-Based Education
Bendigo Shafter
Hattie Big Sky
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Jane Austin book?

Send me any suggestions you have or any experiences with the above books. Thanks to all!

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  1. Kari

    Three Cups of Tea, The Walking Drum, and Walden are books that I’ve been wanting to read.

  2. I would probably make an extra effort for Great Expectations, Count of Monte Cristo, and a Jane Austen book – I have read Grapes of Wrath, and as I find it to be terribly broken, would not bother with it again. I am reading Three Cups of Tea now – it was required in Crystal’s Liber class. I’m trying to keep up with her. But then, this is next year and I have no idea where I will be next year, so take that with a grain of salt…. :)

    Maybe we can talk about Dyslexia after MAPSSS? This week has been my insane week… :P Thank you for your kind offer.

  3. Hello. I love reading your blog. I have ordered so many of the books posted on your blog and my children love them! Our colloquia group is reading the following this next year: The Merchant of Venice, The Declaration of Independence, The Law, The Briefer History of Time, Dumbing Us Down, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Great Apostasy, The Magic of Thinking Big (FABulous book- so much more inspiring to my husband and I than Covey’s 7 Habits books), Walden, The 5000 Year Leap, The Screwtape Letters, 1984, and The Virginian. I think all of Jane Austen’s books are wonderful. Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite. Good luck with you and thanks for your wonderful example! ~ Holli in California

    • tracy

      Welcome Holli! Thank you for the lovies and for the book suggestions! I will check out the ones I haven’t heard of…namely The Magic of Thinking Big! We have been meeting for over 6 years so we have done most of the ones you mentioned, but there are a few on that list that sound quite intriguing!

      What books have you enjoyed from my blog?