Originally Posted by Donder
I really enjoyed the Hunger Games series. Great page-turners. I'm a fifth and sixth grade teacher and these books are definitely the hot things with the students the past couple years (A kid came to school in a "District 12 Tribute" t-shirt today). But the adults I know that have read them enjoy them just as much.
I'm a little surprised "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach hasn't been mentioned. Not a bad read. I'd recommend it for baseball fans that like fiction. Although it certainly isn't just a book about baseball.
My wife teaches 6th, 7th & 8th grade english. Like you, she has many students that love the series, and she enjoyed it as well. I believe there are several other teachers in her school that have read it and enjoyed it. IIRC, its kind of along the lines of the "Twighlight" series. I asked her if she thought I would enjoy it, but she didn't think it was up my ally, for whatever that's worth.