Books: I love Shakespeare, so beware of his presence in the classroom! I also love poetry because it is open for interpretation, so any reader can enjoy it.
Until recently, I was focusing my reading on adolescent literature, but I will need to up my game for my new students. When I come across a good young-adult level read, I will be sure to recommend it on the webpage.
I also enjoy a good graphic novel. I know that they look like very long comic books, but don't be too quick to underestimate the writing skill of these authors. I encourage any student who doesn't like reading much, to try a graphic novel, or manga (Japanese graphic novels).
Movies are also a passion of mine. I love nothing more than going to see a newly release film or watching a good classic movie. When you can't find a great story to read in a book, you can always watch a great story!
*As much as I love movies, it is definitely important to learn to "Never judge a book by its movie!"