{Top Ten Tuesday} Required Reading Raves

Posted August 28, 2018 by Leah in Memes & Features, Top 10 Tuesday / 20 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Ah, school required reading. You are the only time I dread picking up a book. Reading on my own when I’m in the mood is one thing. An assigned book required to be read for grading purposes?

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Okay, so I don’t like assigned reading, and have skimmed more than my fair share of school books. This includes Jane Austen’s works. But there have been rare moments when I actually read and liked the book. Now that I’m long out of junior high and high school, it might be time to revisit some of those classics.

Today’s Top Ten is dedicated to school assigned novels I enjoyed and recommend. It’s a short list because…well…skimming.

Do you like assigned reading? What are some school assigned books you enjoyed?



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20 responses to “{Top Ten Tuesday} Required Reading Raves

    • Leah

      I had to read Shakespeare for school too…but I skimmed those books too. LOL

      I was looking at other people’s lists and was kind of envious of their required reading, but with my track record of actually finishing the book, it’s probably better that way. 🙂

    • Leah

      The Outsiders really made an impression on me. I saw the movie again recently and was reminded why I liked the story so much.

      I was just looking at some other Top Tens and I was thinking they had better required reading than me, LOL.

    • Leah

      Oh no! LOL.

      The Handmaid’s Tale did get some fascinating discussions going. So many perspectives on the different themes–I really enjoyed the different looks at it.

  1. Nathan

    I read The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The White Jade Tiger, Cowboy’s Don’t Cry, and Keeper of the Isis Lights among others. There were others, but I fear I have forgotten some of the titles names. (Ahhh!!) I really liked the required reading normally. Sometimes I was not ready for the issues of death, at a certain time in my life, but for the most part I enjoyed required reading in elementary, middle and high school. I sometimes dread the extra studying and researching in my University courses…but mostly enjoy it.

  2. That GIF applied to required reading–perfect!
    Rebecca is one of my favorite books! I’ve read Rebecca, Silas Marner, Charlotte’s Web, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe–none of them, actually, for school. Silas Marner was the only one I didn’t really like, but I’m still glad I read it because it’s a classic.

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    • Leah

      Thanks! English was my favorite subject in school; I’ve been wanting to read some classics we never got around to.

    • Leah

      Thanks! Rebecca was a big deal for me because I actually read ahead with that one since I liked it so much. 🙂

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