10 Books to Read Even if You Did Read Them in High School

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Top Ten Classics to Read Again - Top Ten Tuesday on Reading List

Let's be honest for a minute... those high school summer reading lists were no fun.  And then the required reading while in English classes were often more boring than the summer list... yet, there are some gems in those lists that all of us probably could use to read and learn from no matter how long ago high school was for us.

Top Ten Classics to Read Again - Top Ten Tuesday on Reading List

So while many of us are tight on time when it comes to read, these classics, and modern classics, might be worth our time to dig out and dive into.

Besides, do you even remember what books you read in high school?  Or college?  Or even which ones you grabbed sparknotes for... I guess that is what Goodreads does for many kids today...

Does sparknotes, cliff notes, or pink monkey even still exist? Are they used??  But anyway, I digress...

Alright, I will be honest, I was assigned all of these in high school and/or college, but I don't remember reading them all...

10 Classics You Should Probably Read Again

1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

3. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

4. 1984 by George Orwell

5. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

6. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

7. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

8. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

10. Hamlet by William Shakespeare


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Thank you, The Broke & the Bookish for this fun weekly prompt and chance to interact with the Bookish Blogger community. 

Top Ten Classics to Read Again - Top Ten Tuesday on Reading List

Alright, I know I missed some... which books would you add?  Have you read all of these, and remember them?

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  1. The Scarlet Letter was really good. I enjoyed reading that in school. I absolutely despised A Tale of Two Cities. It bored me to tears unfortunately.

    1. The writing style of the Scarlet Letter is easy to fly through so I think it's certainly a more enjoyable classic read. And Dickens had a style that is not like books today at all, which certainly impacts the readability... but the story impacted so many other writers which is why I have it on this list... but yeah I get it how it was boring


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