#1
Today in Algebra 2, my teacher told us that we need to read four books and write a report for each of them throughout the year. Problem is, I really don't read. If it helps, i'm a senior, I don't really read too often, and I need some suggestions on what books to read. The only book I can think of right now is Nineteen Eighty-Four. Please help!

tl;dr: Need ideas on what books to read for school.
#2
Why the hell do you have to do book reports in a math class?

On topic, let me think of a few...
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Ivring
The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
Grendel - John Gardner
Brave New World (if you like 1984 you'll love this) - Aldous Huxley
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Mythology - Edith Hamilton
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller

Out of these, the shortest are Grendel, The Great Gatsby, and Frankenstein.

My favorites are A Prayer for Owen Meany, Grendel, Brave New World, and The House of the Spirits.
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#5
Either Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets or The Corner: A Year In The Life Of An Inner-City Neighbourhood, both by David Simon. He's a truly fantastic author.
#6
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You're a senior in algebra 2?



We took it as juniors. Some people just aren't as good at math I suppose.


The more important question is why he has to do book reports in math class.


I suggest reading The Hobbit. It's easy, and it won't take too long. Plus it's an awesome book.
#9
read some biographies about musicians you like. They are usually entertaining.
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#10
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Why the hell do you have to do book reports in a math class?


Seriously!

Quote by Helicopters!
On topic, let me think of a few...
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Ivring
The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
Grendel - John Gardner
Brave New World (if you like 1984 you'll love this) - Aldous Huxley
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Mythology - Edith Hamilton
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller

Out of these, the shortest are Grendel, The Great Gatsby, and Frankenstein.

My favorites are A Prayer for Owen Meany, Grendel, Brave New World, and The House of the Spirits.


And I second just about all of these. The Great Gatsby is a good read, pretty short, and to the point.

Not to mention Frankenstein. Can't argue with the classics.
#13
In High School I did most of my reports/speeches about some guy showing up to school heavily armed and shooting the shit out of the teacher.

A+ every time.
"Virtually no one who is taught Relativity continues to read the Bible."

#14
You're a senior in algebra 2??

Hop on Pop

Cat in the hat

etc
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#15
Dude I took Algebra 2 as a sophomore... and that was considered "normal"... I'm pretty shit at math.

Try: the Song of Solomon
Everything is Illuminated
Gentlemen of the Road
Needful Things
Green Eggs & Ham
Oh, the places you'll go!

The last two are kinda challenging, but stick with it
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#16
The trick is to find something that is not only somewhat of a challenge, but also hints at the not-so-subtle possibility that you just might be psychotic.

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