Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly themed post hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week features a different theme/prompt for which you come up with a list of 10 books. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s a back to school freebie. Basically, you come up with an idea for a list that somehow relates to school. I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about some books that have been required reading for me at some point during school that I’d like to reread (or in some cases, read more than 10 pages…) now that I’m older and would have a different perspective.
I honestly didn’t like this book very much at all when I read it in high school. I’m not really sure why; I think I was just bored by the writing style. But I know that this is one classic that is really well-loved, so I want to reread it and see if my opinion of it will have changed.
I actually didn’t mind this one as much, but it still wasn’t a favorite. I’ll admit I LOVE the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby though. I’d like to reread this one to analyze it a bit more. I just kind of took it at face value the first time I read it, and I’d like to look more into it.
I LOVED this book when I first read it back in my freshman or sophomore year of high school. Loved it. Because I know this tends to divide readers a lot (you either love it or hate it), I want to see if my opinion has changed about it.
I read this before and didn’t like it, but I want to reread it. Are you ready for the ridiculous reason why I want to reread this? I have the same birthday as John Steinbeck and really want to like one of his books. That’s it.
I love books about the Holocaust, especially when the book is written by someone who lived through it. Elie Wiesel recently passed away, but he made such an impact with his books. I know I’ll still love this book. I just want to reread it and enjoy it again.
I’m kind of cheating with this one since I didn’t have to read this in high school. It was given as an option for us to read for our summer reading assignment one year and I chose to read something else. But since I know a lot of people read this that year and really liked it, I want to read it too.
This is an incredibly dense book and I remember not understanding anything because of that. I think next time I’m looking for a challenging book to read, I’ll give this another try. I think reading about colonialism is important so you can see just how brutal us colonialists were and understand the pain that still lingers among the Native populations.
This was a required read that I didn’t feel very strongly about. I liked it but didn’t think it was anything spectacular. I’d like to reread it and go in keeping in mind the context of the time it was written in. I know it was quite a scandalous and controversial book when it first came out and I don’t think I fully appreciated it when I read it back as a senior in high school.
I read this my freshman year of high school and liked it quite a bit, but for some reason, I’ve never been able to think of it as a book that I read and enjoyed. I just think of it as some book I was forced to read. Like I’ve mentioned before, I really enjoy books about WWII, and I’d like to reread this so I can think of it more positively.
I think this was a book that I had to read over the summer for my junior year. I remember hating the first half and loving the second half. I don’t really have a particular reason for wanting to reread it, I just do.