Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday--Books I was Forced to Read

Hi, readers and fashionistas!  Today's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and Bookish) asks us to list ten books that we were forced to read.  I feel like I'm always being told to read, whether it's for a class, book club, or committee.  And as you'll see from the list below, sometimes this is a great thing and sometimes I'm ready to just finish the darn thing!

Books I had to read for class:

Middlemarch by George Eliot.  I remember that this took FOREVER for me to read, and once our class watched the movie, I realized I hadn't really understood any of it while I was reading.  Oops.

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.  I know it's probably a sin as a Hoosier to not rave about Vonnegut, but he's just a little bizarre for my taste.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.  I had to teach this to freshmen one year--one of my favorite classics.  LOVE this book.  Makes me so sad whenever I see it banned somewhere.

The Odyssey by Homer.  I taught this to an academic team last year.  It's great but man is it long!  And to think that this used to be a verbal story!

Books I read for my book club:

The Host by Stephenie Meyer.  I probably wouldn't have picked this up on my own--it's pretty long--but I really enjoyed it!

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.  Probably one of the more fun books I've been told to read.  I'm reviewing it on Thursday, so pop back then!

Books I had to read for a committee:

Jude by Kate Morgenroth.  This book is SO underrated.  Such a great YA read!

Steve & Me by Terri Irwin.  I don't share much in common with Steve Irwin, so it was an interesting read.  Made me appreciate his work a bit more!

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.  If I were required to read books like this all the time, I'd never stop reading!  I'll be reviewing this one soon!

Genesis Alpha by Rune Michaels.  Another hidden gem!  My boys especially love this at school.

I can't wait to see what's on YOUR list!

1 comment:

  1. I really loved The Host. I didn't expect to. I also liked Eleanor & Park. Great list!