After my mission, whenever I would meet up with my mission president, and get in a conversation with him, he would always end up asking, "What are you reading now?". I always felt a little put on the spot, but he was a good example to me of being well read. I don't read as much lately as in the past, but I think that's partly because I am busy with seminary, but is also partly because I haven't found a book that really grabs me. Most of my books that I'm reading now are ones that I CAN put down. :)
My 11 year old son's teacher sent me an email the other day, and in it she mentioned that he got the highest reading score in the class. He tested at a 12.8 grade reading level. The problem is finding books that challenge him. She had a son who was very similar, and he gravitated toward Stephen King books. She suggested that with my permission, my son might like to read Stephen King books. I'll be honest, I'm not happy with the thought of my 11 year old reading gorey, scary books that are filled with swear words. I don't really want him to read those books, but we are getting to the point that we need some suggestions for books he can read.
Right now he is reading "Lost World", having already read Jurassic Park. He also read "The Golden Compass", and is on book two in that series. He's read the Harry Potter series too many times to count, and I'd rather he move on. He read Holes, and started Ender's Game, but his older brother snagged the book before he could finish it.
Do you have some suggestions for books that he could read that aren't too adult? He hasn't shown too much interest in the classics, but I'm going to try to get him to read Treasure Island. What books would you suggest for him?