TOP TEN BOOKS I WAS FORCED TO READ
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I can't say I have ever been forced to read anything, although obviously school required me to read during English Lit classes. Here are 3 I loathed and 7 that I liked or loved.
LOATHED *but might like now*
The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Brecht - A play we studied that I strongly disliked
The Canterbury Tales - I understand its historical importance but at 14 I found the language confusing
Beowulf - An epic poem that I couldn't be bothered with at the time
LIKED *should re-read*
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller - Great atmosphere in this book
Dubliners - Obsessed with all things Irish as a teen
The Tempest - The first Shakespeare play I "got"
Selected Poems of Tennyson - I went to the same school as Tennyson and a lot of the inspiration for his writing came from the area where I live, I related!
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas - I was amazed by this book
LOVED *influenced my reading*
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - I found a love of 19th century lit from reading this. Hardy is not a favourite now, however
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood - A great book to read in high school, I also loved her writing style.
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