Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.
I really had to think about this one. We didn’t have to list required reading books, just books that we were forced or pressured to read. I broke mine up into different subjects.
In no particular order . . .
School Required Reading
1. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
I had to read this one in eighth grade, and I loved it.
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Who doesn’t like this book?
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Again, who doesn’t like this one? Some of my favorite things about this classic is that a little girl narrates (I love child main characters!) and all the humor, even when the book touches on some really tough subjects.
4. Mythology by Edith Hamilton
I loved learning about all the Greek Myths. It came in handy when I read Percy Jackson & the Olympians, too 🙂
Read for Library School Classes
5. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
This is such a fun book, and I laughed so much!
6. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
I don’t know if I ever would have this one if I wasn’t required to read it, and what a bad life choice that would be. His Dark Materials is one of my favorite series of all time.
Because of I’m a Librarian
(a book that I read because of my job)
7. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.
The narrator for the audiobook is a librarian who, at the time, worked in my librarian system. How could I not reading this? She was a wonderful narrator, by the way.
Bad Book Blogger
(These are books that if I didn’t read I would feel like a bad book blogger)
8. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I mean, come on, it’s John Green, and this book has been a best seller forever.
9. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Fairy tale retellings are one of my favorite genres, and this one had stellar reviews. Even if it is science fiction, I had to give it a try. Thank goodness I did 🙂
10. Code Name, Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Again, another book that just kept getting amazing reviews. I had to try it.