This is a fun one. I did not enjoying required reading and there were few books I was able to read outside of class and fewer that I am glad I read and would like to read again. These are not in any order other than when they came to mind.
- ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare(12th grade)
- ‘A Tale of Two City’s’ by Charles Dickens(12th Grade)
- ‘Night’ by Elie Wiesel(10th grade)
- ‘Elsewhere’ by Gabrielle Zevin(8th grade)
- ‘Beowulf’ (12th grade)
The reason I enjoyed most of these was not the story itself but the way we read them. For two of these book, I doubt I would have enjoyed them as much if they had not been read aloud.
What are your favorite required reads? Do you like any of the books I mentioned?