Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #154: Books I Wish I'd Read In School

Today's Topic: 
Top Ten Books I Wish I'd Read In School

Happy Tuesday, everyone! This is a topic I actually feel somewhat strongly about. My school didn't have very much required reading. I grew up in the American South and the only books I remember being assigned in high school were A Separate Peace, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, Beowulf, and Wuthering Heights (did I mention I took AP English for two years?). We watched movies instead of reading books in English class (Romeo and Juliet, for example, which I think we read a scene from) and everything we read was rated PG. We didn't read much that forced us to think and nothing we read was controversial. These are some of the books I wish I'd been assigned in high school - mostly books that would've inspired deeper thought and conversation as well as a few that I've enjoyed or just think I would've enjoyed reading! 

Anthem by Ayn Rand
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Iliad by Homer
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.