Mrs. Jenkins Picks for High Schoolers

By CoffeeTree Books

By CoffeeTree Books

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

$5.95 $5.47

Yes, this is a "classic" and, as such, does not immediately grip the reader with excitement the way a more modern book might. but if you will stay with it into the first half, you will not be able to put it down. A.Maz.Ing.

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

$9.00 $8.28

Another "classic" that is amazing and so eminently readable. Love it love it love it.... plus, Mr. Darcy *swoon*

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

J. R. R. Tolkien

$16.99 $15.63

Not as highly publicized in recent times as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but this perfect is a perfectly encapsulated story - great characters, great writing, wonderful action. The movie version is ridiculous and laughable - the book is marvelous.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

$7.99 $7.35

If you haven’t read this yet, you really should. Hilarious and un-put-down-able. Reads quick and it’s a series, so if you like it...lots more where that came from. I read the whole series in about a week in college when I discovered it.

Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell

$20.99 $19.31

An admittedly romantic take on the Civil War era, but lots to love as well. So many quotable moments and a great storyline for anyone who enjoys that time in history. I don’t know nothin’ about birthin’ no babies; Frankly, my dear; and many more!

I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith

$17.99 $16.55

Words cannot express how much I love this book. It’s kind of obscure, but every time I read it I just can’t put it down.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Betty Smith

$16.99 $15.63

This one is kind of lengthy but don’t be intimidated by that. It is a phenomenal story - and one that comes with tears and laughter and you find yourself rooting for the characters the whole time.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Max Brooks

$17.00 $15.64

A great zombie book. Yes, I do read the occasional zombie book - although many of them I don’t like so much.

The Help

Kathryn Stockett

$17.00 $15.64

If you haven’t read this one, you really should. A fascinating take on the era that is portrayed and, again, well written characters and a story that just draws you in over and over. Also highly realistic.