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We all had to read things in school that we didn’t like … but what
about something you read for a class that you ended up liking (or
loving)? An author you discovered that you might not have found? A
genre you hadn’t thought about?


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

33 responses

  1. Happy Thursday everyone. Here’s my answer. Ciao!

  2. my answer is colored by the fact that I’m in grad school! So much reading!

  3. I had to ponder this one awhile, since it’s been a long time since school…lol

    Here’s MY THURSDAY MEMES POST

  4. I like this question and found it quite easy to answer. Here’s my answer:
    http://wcs53.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/booking-through-thursday-school-books-september-6/

  5. I definitely didn’t like the assigned reading for high school. It was most excruiatiing trying to motivate myself to read those books and to write a book report. It was horrible. All I wanted to do was watch T.V. and play video games. There were a few books that I had to read. I can remember some of them.

    J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye

    Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watch God

    George Orwell Animal Farm and 1984

    Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights

    John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men

    Ralph Ellison The Invisible Man

    F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby

    John Howard Griffin Black like Me

    There were some books that I had to read during English class. Those I surely have forgotten, all except Les Miserables and To Kill A Mockingbird.
    I would have to say that the book that stuck with me was Animal Farm. I liked this book because the animals were tired of the opression and the knowledge of their imminent deaths. They took over the farm but in effect became the very thing they opposed. Human-ish. Talk about the irony. So this book grew on me.
    to say that the book that stuck with me was Animal Farm. I liked this book because the animals were tired of the opression and the knowledge of their imminent deaths. They took over the farm but in effect became the very thing they opposed. Human-ish. Talk about the irony. So this book grew on me.

  6. The Nerdy Reader

    I was able to come up with 4 books from high school and college that I actually enjoyed reading! http://thenerdyreader.com/2012/09/06/booking-through-thursday-school-books/

  7. I remember in sixth grade, I wanted to buy a copy of our English textbook. I just loved the stories in it! The teacher looked at me like I was nuts.

  8. Interesting and thoughtful question.
    My full answer is posted on my blog.

  9. I know I am late writing but I wanted to share🙂
    I hated higher English and my teacher made us read a lot of Carol Ann Duffy poems however I found that outside of class I actually like the poems and since have bought one of her books.

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