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This week’s topic is books I was forced to read. Most of these are books I was forced to read while in school, with some others thrown in for good measure.
1. Hunger Games: I wasn’t 100% forced to read this one, but all my friends were planning on going to see the movie opening night and I wanted to go because I felt left out and they said I could only go if I read the book. So I read the book. And loved it! And quickly read the other two.
2. Lord of the Flies: Never in my life would I have thought I’d enjoy a book like Lord of the Flies but after reading it in 11th or 12th grade (my memory is crap) I was in love. It’s one of my all time favorites.
3. 1984: Another one I had to read for college, except this time not until college. I remember seeing this on the syllabus for my modern British literature class and DREADING it all semester. But then I loved it!
4. Catching Jordan: I’m stretching the definition of forced a little, but I had this book sitting on my Kindle for a while and had tried to read a few pages once and couldn’t get into it. A few weeks ago I got approved for the fourth book in the series, Racing Savannah, on Netgalley so I told myself I had to read the first three books. So far I’ve read Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker and I’ve really liked both of them! I’m going to do a whole Miranda Kenneally week at the end of November where I review all of them in one week right before Racing Savannah comes out.
5. Sexing the Cherry: This is another one I read for my modern British literature class. It’s a wacky book. Not something I would pick up for fun, but once I got over how odd it was, I really enjoyed it.
6. Poisonwood Bible: This was the first year group read my first year of college. We all got the book in the mail over the summer and there were panelists who came to speak about it and all the first year seminar professors were supposed to work it into the class somehow.
7. Time and Again: My grandma made me read this book probably when I was in middle school or early high school. I remember being really skeptical at first and then absolutely loving it and wishing I could travel back to old time NYC. In my previous life working in NYC I thought of this book every time I saw the “Ladies Mile” signs by my office.
I’m calling this list at seven. I worked an art and craft show all weekend where I just fielded complaints all day long and I have an anatomy and physiology quiz and lab practical Tuesday. I am beat. But tell me what the best books were that you were forced to read! I will be so excited to read them after my lab practical tonight!