Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Read in School

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Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It combines what I love most in this world into one—lists, books, and blogging. It couldn’t be any better suited for me! Since school has started/is starting (today’s my first last day of school ever), this week I’m going to be talking about my favorite books I read in school. This is going to range from elementary school all the way through college. Let’s get started!

1. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner
These were some of the first books I remember reading in my reading groups in first grade. I would check them out in batches of five and the librarian would always laugh at me since they were due back in two weeks, but I always finished them in time.

To Kill a Mockingbird
2. To Kill a Mockingbird 
by Harper Lee
I’ve talked about this book enough that everyone should know how great I think it is. Read it if you haven’t, I promise you won’t regret it.

Magic Tree House
3. Magic Tree House Series 
by Mary Pope Osborne
What kid didn’t love cracking open a Magic Tree House book?

4. Animal Farm by George Orwell
Technically I didn’t read this while I was in school, but a lot of my friends did so I think it should count.

Blankets
5. Blankets 
by Craig Thompson
I read this in my young adult literature class that I took last semester. It’s a graphic novel, something I’ve never read before, and I loved it.

6. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
I remember reading this play sophomore year of high school. It was one of the first plays I read and actually liked. It has a meaningful theme and is written beautifully.

Anthem
7. Anthem 
by Ayn Rand
Another book I’ve rambled on about a lot. Read my comparison of it to The Giver  here.

Life of Pi
8. Life of Pi 
by Yann Martel
I read this before my freshman year of high school for one of my classes, and it was one of the first books I ever remember enjoying reading for class.

9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Before our teacher assigned this, she said we couldn’t handle it and we weren’t going to like it. I absolutely loved it. It’s so much more than just a “monster” book.

10. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
One last book from high school and probably one of the harder books I read, but it is such a good, intricate story. It follows a family on a missionary trip and chronicles their life from the different perspectives of the family. We all know how I love perspectives.

What were your favorite books from school? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,
Kimberly

 

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