So, the “worst book you had to read for school” thread makes me sad, since there’s so many books I love in the list.
So, do people want to play with me and say their favorite book they had to read for school?
Antigone by Jean Annouilh
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Henry IV part 1.
Robert Browning, Men and Women
William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying
I actually really loved Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea
bless me, ultima by rudolfo anaya
Oh my gosh someone else said old man and the seaaaaaaa
The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury
or East of Eden, John Steinbeck, I can’t choose
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Hamlet by William Shakespeare (literally this story is HILARIOUS)
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko. I had to read that for college.
A Tale of Two Cities
Dang it, I was gonna say A Tale of Two Cities. Umm… well, in that case, I’ll have to go with Sister Outsider.
Really hard to pick but one was Bridge to Terabithia.
I actually liked Catcher in the Rye.
The Devine Comedy
or maybe A Man for All Seasons
and it’s not a book but A Rose For Emily changed my world when i was 12
The Awakening and Great Expectations
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Jane Eyre.
I was a budding nihilist by grade 11.
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
Ugh… There are too many!
Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights
A Tale of Two Cities, obviously. But since that’s been said I’ll go with Death in Venice.
I’m still emotionally wrecked from the first time I read “The Cold Equations.” But that’s a short story. Book? To Kill a Mockingbird.
And Then There Were None
Wuthering Heights and The Outsiders
The Kite Runner and Lord of the Flies
To Kill A Mockingbird and Fahrenheit 451
I am happy to see things like The Outsiders and Bridge to Terabithia. Really surprised I don’t see The Giver on this list though.
The Giver or Alas, Babylon
Of Human Bondage is high up there….I really should re-read that.
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson