Wende wrote:This is my oldest's final year of hs. Can you believe it?!
Wow! I should know this since my oldest is a Junior this year, but it still makes me go Wow! It is unreal....time truly does fly!
Wende wrote: We need your help with literature choices!
Are you looking for strictly classic-type literature?
I have All Through the Ages (ATTA) and give some ideas from it, though I've not read most of them.
North America – United States –Midwest
Trees, The Fields, The Town by Conrad Richter (trology, growth of settlement in Ohio)
North America – United States – Pacific Coast
Cruise of the Arctic Star by Scott O'Dell (California, Pacific Northwest geography)
Through the Gates of Splendor / Savage, My Kinsman by Elisabeth Elliot (missions to Ecuador/South American Indians)
Far Away and Long Ago by William H. Hudson (Argentina 1800s autobiography)
Europe – Germany
Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis (1379-1471 German Monk)
Letters and Papers from Prison, Cost of Discipleship, Life Together by Dietrich Bonfoeffer
ATTA also has writings of Martin Luther, Einstein, Nietzsche, Freud, Jung, etc.
It also lists Metamorphasis under Germany....don't recall it taking place in Germany, but the author is German? Weird story. One of the few my husband actually remembers from high school.
Europe – Greece
Tales of Troy & Greece by Andrew Lang
Tales of Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green
Mythology by Edith Hamilton
Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis (Cupid-Psyche myth)
Illiad / Odyessy
Middle East – Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia
Nicene & Apostles Creeds
Heart of Darkness (note: I really don't like this book and would like to find something else!)
Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Last Journals by David Livingstone
My African Journey by Sir Winston Churchill
Historical Fiction: King Solomon's Mine, Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold by H. Rider Haggard
Not classic literatre, but a book I read recently: 104 Horses by Mandy Retzlaff.