The mention of reading “in school” brought about the topic of books we all liked to read in school vs. the books we slogged through all the while silently calling our teachers evil Lit pigs unable to assign a book we’d be actually interested in.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Hatchet by Gary Paulson
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Hey, I enjoyed it.)
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
There were a lot of other titles suggested, but for the life of me I can only remember the overlap. But it made me want to ask y’all, what books do you remember actually liking despite their designation as required reading?
What books did you despise?