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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Books I Read In School #TopTenTuesday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!

The topic for today's list is:

Back to School/Learning Freebie

I'm going with books that I read in school. Some are favourites and others not so much!

The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
(Middle-Earth Universe)
I still remember my Grade 4 teacher reading this book aloud to the class. I loved it! I remember that we each had to make our own Bilbo Baggins book, and I still have mine tucked away in a box somewhere.

Banner in the Sky
by James Ramsey Ullman
My Grade 6 teacher read this book aloud to the class. Back then, this was ordinarily not a book that I would have picked up on my own which is what made this one so special. I just loved it!! I thought it was such an exciting adventure/survival story. I want to re-read this one to see if it's still as good as I remember.

Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes
This was one of our novel studies in Grade 10, and I just loved it. I actually bought the audiobook on Audible so that I can re-read it.

The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
This is another Grade 10 novel study that I really enjoyed.

Ethan Frome
by Edith Wharton
This is another Grade 10 novel study that I really enjoyed. I remember that it was quite depressing, but our discussion about it was so interesting.

The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck
This was another high school novel study, and I struggled with this one. I didn't like it much.

Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck
I enjoyed this one much more than Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Lennie made this one so memorable.

Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
My Grade 12 ELA teacher was a Harley-driving leather-wearing biker dude, who was wild about Shakespeare! He made me love this book.

The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
I know that I read this in high school, but I really cannot remember it at all!

All Quiet on the Western Front
by Erich Maria Remarque
We had to read this in high school, and I just hated it. Back then, I did not enjoy anything war-related. My tastes have changed, and I think I'd enjoy reading this one now. I actually am planning to re-read it this year.

So, did you read any of these books in school? If so, what did you think of them? 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 loved All Quiet On The Western Front - I love war fiction though. I think it was one of my favourite modules.
    Love your take on the theme!
    Cora |

  2. The Hobbit! I would love to recommend it for school reading, but I'm not sure our school would be okay with it...

    As for the rest, I only ever came across them in university.

  3. I remember reading All Quiet on the Western Front. I think that's a classic for kids to read in school. The book that sticks out the most in my mind is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It's actually what sparked my love of dystopian literature. Great take on this week's prompt!

    Megan - Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

  4. I read Catcher In The Rye in high school and loved it. I tried rereading it a few years ago for banned books week gave up earlier as I hated it by page 50... I guess ones tastes change over the years, lol!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

  5. Awesome list! I also read The Hobbit and loved it!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  6. Oh, I loved The Glass Menagerie and Of Mice and Men is one of my all-time favorites! Great list!


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