What book was your favorite assigned reading in school?What book was your favorite assigned reading in school? Paula #questionnaire
To Kill a Mockingbird..10th grade.
The Outsiders (7th Grade), Night (8th Grade) and Brave New World (12th Grade)
I don’t believe so. Elie was only a few years older than I was at the time when he was sent to the concentration camps and made to live what I was reading. I was also mature for my age and read books that matched that.
A Wrinkle in Time
Pig Heart Boy.
Gone With The Wind. It was part of our summer reading assignment. I ended up reading it 3 times before the summer was over.
Lord of the flies
The Great Gatsby
Day of the Triffids.
I think Jane Eyre. At least it’s the one I remember the best.
Of mice and men
The great gatsby
We didnt get assigned books
On The Beach
It had to be Night by Elie Wiesel, but the one that stuck with me the most is Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.
The Little Prince
Not favourite, but the one that stayed with me was Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Then, in university, I read and loved The Bone People by Keri Hulme.
The importance of being Earnest -Oscar Wilde
Cather in the Rye, The Sun Also Rises, Cotton in my Sack
A separate peace and canteberry tales.
A Separate Peace
Hey @Tracy, did you read looking for Alaska. I think by Green. That really reminded me of A Separate Peace for some reason.
Nope, but thanks for the rec, I’ll have to borrow it from my library.
The Great Gatsby
The Outsiders and To Kill A Mockingbird
The women in Black. Best book I have ever read. Love the play too
Roll of thunder, hear my cry, oeduipus rex
To Kill A mockingbird
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Of Mice and Men
The Grapes of Wrath
St. Joan by Bernard Shaw
The Outsiders, Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm, which was my favorite.
They don’t make read books in my school
@Leslie I know I wish they would
The Outsiders and Speak
It’s a short story Potato People by Angela Wright. I am not sure it’s a short story or it was simplified for school purpose
Things Fall Apart. It started my love affair with post-colonial literature.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton?
Pride and Prejudice
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck,
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton,
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach,
All of you who got to read The Outsiders as assigned reading–how fortunate you were! Never got to read YA books as assigned reading back in the early 60s (dark ages). In fact, even for book reports we had to choose books from the official Reading List and none of those were YA either.
It’s funny that you mentioned book reports. I was trying to remember the name of my favorite (really the only book report that I enjoyed giving orally) was a book about alcoholism. I can’t remember the name, though.
It was awesome, cause the teacher said to give the report as if you are the character, so the whole report was spoken like I was introducing myself and story via a AA meeting. My nervousness just added to atmosphere.
I recall in the 70’s Bridge to Terabithia was banned in schools… and it certainly was not the only one
Crime and Punishment
Jane Eyre and Lord of the Flies.
One thing about assigned reading when I was in high school (as I mentioned earlier, back in the early 60s), was that 99% of the books were by male authors and had male protagonists, which is one of the reasons I was thrilled to read Pride and Prejudice in my senior year.
The Book Thief
Good bye Mr chips… I was a kid, in love with Mr. Chips ?
The Great Gatsby
Of Mice and Men. Reading this in school is what started my love of books
The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Ethan Fromm by Edith Wharton, Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
Brave New World, Great Expectations, A Midsummer’s Night Dream
Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, The Great Gatsby, The Oddessy.
The Great Gatsby
To Kill a Mockingbird
I’m considering reading again!
The great gatsby, night, and the things they carried
Oh too many. I should say worst. The worst would be the Glass Menagerie. Or Where the Red Fern Grows.
I <3 Where the Red Fern Grows, my 6th grade students last 2 years loved it! Cried at the end!
Catcher in the Rye
The Scarlet Letter and The Crucible were my favorites!
Two favorites also
Brave New World
The old man and the sea
Scarlet Letter and To light a Fire by Jack London.
To Kill A Mockingbird
Dante’s Inferno, in collage.
This is going way back: We were assigned The Red Badge of Courage; Pride and Prejudice; The Scarlet Letter; Great Expectations. Great Expectations was the only one I ever read. I didn’t really do homework much but always squeaked through with decent grades.
I’m going to go with Of Mice and Men.
The Old man and the sea
Tale of two Cities
non Fiction Bio
A Tale of Two Cities
The Outsiders and Rebecca
The scarlet pimpernel
Huckleberry Finn & Wuthering heights
Macbeth and To Kill a Mocking Bird
It upsets me my favourite book in school I can’t remember the name of it I am always trying to remember it to reread ?
Do you remember and details? Like time it was set, cover, character names, female or male protagonist? What year did you read it?
Well I can’t remember when it was set I’d say it was old as the main character died from Pneumonia it would have read it arounds 1994 I think
Tracey Molloy do you remember how old the MC was? Male or female MC? Time of year? Country it was set in? Was it a kids book?
It was set here in Ireland I think I’d say it was young adult that’s about all I can remember ?
Tracey Molloy hmm I thought I might know it but I haven’t read any books set in Ireland that I can remember. If you are a member of Goodreads there is a group call What’s the name of that book they helped me find quite a few I was looking for. Good luck and let me know if you find it. I would love to know what it is.
Oh very good I’ll have a look there
Divine Comedy and Hamlet were my all time favourites.
To kill a mockingbird
Sadly, I hated every assigned book. Thank God I had a love for reading and read outside of the curriculum.
The Catcher in the Rye
I have read this about three more times at various stages in my life. ..the book is always good but it also changes.
Loved this book. Usually did not like books required to read.
The Outsiders, Of Mice & Men, The Scarlet Letter, The Grapes of Wrath, A Farewell to Arms, Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Little Prince, Huckleberry Finn, Animal Farm, Edgar Allan Poe, Wuthering Heights, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 1984, Ivanhoe
The Good Earth, Frankenstein, and The Stand ?