Who: Any incoming freshman
What: One new-to-you Charles Dickens novel or a collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes mysteries (five or more)
When: This summer
How: It’s simple. Find the book or recording that meets the requirements. Read it or listen to it. Add a comment to this post telling me your name and your choice. Come to school in August prepared to tell me about the book and your experience.
Why: Reading and listening to good stories is good for you, and I think you will enjoy these works.
You may, of course, check out brooks from the Homer Public Library or buy books, but if you want to get them on-line instantly, try the following options:
- Charles Dickens Online: The Works and Life of Charles Dickens (All of his novels and most of his other works FREE)
- The Complete Sherlock Holmes Canon ( All of the Sherlock Holmes stories FREE in a variety of formats)
Titles Available on Overdrive for KPBSD Libraries:
(log on using your KPBSD student number and password)
- Great Expectations (Dickens)
- Oliver Twist (Dickens)
- A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
- David Copperfield (Dickens)
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Doyle)
Titles Available on Lit2Go:
(no log-on requried)
If you are new to Sherlock Holmes, I would recommend the following stories:
- The Red-Headed League
- The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
- The Solitary Cyclist
- The Dancing Men
- The Hound of the Baskervilles.
If you have questions you may email Mrs. Akers or write in the comment box. We will celebrate in August during an FOL period.