First off, Happy Ground Hog Day, everyone! I think I might have to drag out that old Bill Murray movie at some point tonight…Anyway, I digress. What you’re here for today, of course, is my list of my top 10 favorites from my middle school and high school literature classes! It might seem strange to do a post about my school days, but I was a MAJOR reader back then. Though I didn’t love being told what to read and when, I did enjoy many of the books we read. You can see a nifty collage of them all below:
//I// Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad //2// The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood //3// Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe //4// Essays of E.B. White by E.B. White //5// The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer //6// Hamlet by William Shakespeare //7// The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende //8// Oedipus Rex by Sophocles //9// To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee //10// Macbeth by William Shakespeare
If I had to further reduce my top 10 into a top 5, my ABSOLUTE favorites from this list are (in order of top favorite):
The Handmaid’s Tale
Things Fall Apart
Heart of Darkness
To Kill A Mockingbird
If you were pressed to remember your old high school or middle school literature class reading assignments, which books stand out and why? Which books were your favorites? Would you read them again? Out of this list, I would DEFINITELY read the 5 above again at some point in my life and probably will. I’d love to hear your old literature class favorites! Share them in the comments section.