Hmm, wide open to interpretation. Should I have gone for Animal Farm by George Orwell? I read 1984 for my O' Level English Literature course but Animal Farm has always 'spoken' to me in a way that 1984 never did. OR how about The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien which I know many of my contemporaries (Mr T included) read in primary school?
Thankfully the GoodReads' page on FaceBook came to my rescue with this, its ....
'16 "Assigned-Reading" Books You Loved in High School'
(Of which the books I have read are in bold, those we have copies of in red)
- The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger
- To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
- Beloved by Ton Morrison
- A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
- Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Macbeth by William Shakespeare
- The Good Earth By Pearl S Buck.
Ooh, decisions, decisions! Eventually I decided on a The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck.
What about you, have you read any of these 16, if so which would you recommend?
Any other books you read at school that you'd recommend?