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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Favourite Books I Read In School #TopTenTuesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!

Today's list is:

Favourite Books I Read In School

Banner in the Sky
by James Ramsey Ullman
My grade six homeroom teacher read this one to the class, and I still remember it! I thought the story was so exciting, a teenage boy climbing a mountain and all the danger that goes with it! I just loved it. I really want to re-read it!

Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes
I remember reading this one in Grade 10, and I loved it so much that I bought the audiobook on Audible for a re-listen! Very thought-provoking.

The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
My Grade 4 teacher read this one to the class, and I remember how enthralled I was by Bilbo Baggins. We also each made a book about Bilbo, and I still have my book and drawings of Bilbo tucked away in a box somewhere in storage! As much as I loved this book from childhood, I have never gone on to read the Lord of the Rings series! Yes, I know, I must remedy that!!

Watership Down
by Richard Adams
This one really wow'd me in elementary school. I just loved it!! I definitely want to re-read this one.

Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck
Who doesn't remember Lennie?? Another classic that I'd like to re-read.

Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
I love survival stories, and I remember how much I enjoyed this one yet how disturbing it was!

Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
I actually really enjoyed this one! I think it was so memorable because my Grade 12 ELA teacher was such a Shakespeare fanatic that he made it so interesting!

The Outsiders
by S.E. Hinton
Here's another classic that I loved and want to re-read.

The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
Yet another classic that I loved and want to re-read!

Ethan Frome
by Edith Wharton
Yup, another classic that I loved and want to re-read.

All Quiet on the Western Front
by Erich Maria Remarque
(All Quiet on the Western Front/The Road Back/Three Comrades, Book #1)
Back in high school, I read this one but I didn't enjoy it all that much. I really disliked reading anything war-related, and my tastes have only just recently changed. I have a newfound appreciation for historical war fiction, and I'd like to re-read this one and give it another chance!

So, what are your favourite books from school? Please let me know in the comments, or leave me a link to your blog post if you are also participating in the meme!


  1. I read some of these in school as well, and others on my own. I had forgotten about On the Western Front. I remember really liking that. And Flowers for Algernon. Admittedly, I was not and still not a big Shakespeare play fan. I haven't read anything by Wharton or Steinbeck. I think my two favorites on your list were not required reading for me at all though: The Hobbit (which I read as a grown up) and The Outsiders (which I read when I was growing up along with every other Hinton book. Great list! Thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  2. Flowers for Algernon was such an interesting story. I think it should be read far more often than it is these days.

    The Outsiders was good as well.

    Here is our TTT

  3. Great list! I remembered reading the Outsiders when I was in school!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog


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