This week’s topic is: Back to School/Learning Freebie
After reading “Books I Read at School” by Jordann @ The Book Blog Life and “Most Memorable Books I Read for School” by Jaime @ Books and Waffles, I got to thinking about all the books I read in school and which ones had the strongest memories associated with them. And since I was thinking about it I figured I might as well participate in this week’s TTT!
Books I loved:
1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
This is my only only non High School book on the list, but it is my most memorable school book! My 3rd grad teacher read this to us and it sparked my Harry Potter obsession and quite possibly had a large role to play in my love for reading
2) Pride and Prejudice
This ended up being my favorite book of all time!
3) A Tale of Two Cities
We had a student teacher and he got behind on the syllabus and wasn’t going to have time to have us read this whole book before the end of the year, so he decided we only needed to read the second half of the book. I thought this was stupid so I read the whole book and I was the only person in the class who had any idea what was going on.
4) Wuthering Heights
I remember liking this book and I always think of Wuthering Heights when I think of school reading but I don’t actually remember that much about this book.
5) All Quiet on the Western Front
I was required to read this book over the summer and I ended up liking it a lot. I remember reading it in the car on the road trip we took that year.
Books I hated:
1) Old Man and the Sea
I HATED this book because our teacher tested us on all the religious symbolism but I wasn’t religious so I didn’t get any of the symbolism and it was the worst grade I ever got on a “reading comprehension” test!
2) Lord of the Flies
I found this book super disturbing especially the death of Piggy.
3) Crime and Punishment
Just before my senior year of High School my parents got their basement finished and I got to be the one to move into the basement room. It was super exciting until I had to read this book in school and I would read it in bed before I went to sleep and it would creep me out and made the basement room not so fun.
4) Picture of Dorian Gray
I don’t really have any memories associate with this one, but when I think of books I didn’t like in High School this one always comes to mind.
5) The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Same as the Picture of Dorian Gray, I don’t have any memories with this one, I just always think of it when thinking of books I didn’t like.
There you have it. Those are the first books I think of when I think of school reading! What books do you think of? Let me know in the comments!