Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic: Top Ten Books I was "Forced" to Read
(either by teachers, friends, other bloggers, book club)
1.) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon-I technically wasn't forced to read this but it was a book club pick one month and I absolutely loved it. I probably never would have read it because the synopsis didn't sound that interesting to me.
2.) A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley-I had to read this in 12th grad honors English as a companion to King Lear. At the time I completely hated it but I wouldn't mind picking it up again in the future.
3.) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque-This was required for one of my college classes and I really enjoyed it. I have read it a couple times now and it's definitely a favorite of mine.
4.) Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist-Another book club pick that I loved. It's such a creepy book, perfect for October!
5.) Animal Farm by George Orwell-I was required to read this in 8th grade and I did not like it at all. I think it's another book I need to revisit.
6.) Night by Elie Wiesel
7.) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Both of these were required in 10th grade and both are books that I still enjoy to this day. I think I've read Fahrenheit 451 at least five or six times
8.) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry-I read this on my own in elementary school but was then required to read it in 6th and 11th grades. It's a classic must read.
9.) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee-Okay, I'm going to get in trouble for saying this but this is not one of my favorite books. While I like it and I understand it's importance, I'm just kind of over it. I was required to read it in 7th, 9th and 11th grade and in college (that's what happens when you move a lot) so I'm pretty sick of it. Maybe in a few years, I'll re-read it and fall in love with it.
10.) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling-I was so not into Harry Potter for the longest time. I thought it was the dumbest concept and I hated all the hype surrounding it. When the fifth book came out, people kept telling me I HAD to read these books so I gave in and picked up the first book. I ended up reading all five books in less than a week. It was so worth it.
What books were you forced to read? Leave me a link in the comments so I can check out your list!