This week, The Broke and the Bookish is asking for our Top Ten Books we were FORCED to read, whether it was by teachers, bloggers, friends, or whoever.
- The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien – Still the only required reading I ever enjoyed, even if this is SO not a book I would ever imagine liking.
- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – one of my two least favorite required reading books ever.
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – the other least favorite.
- Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer – when a book is talked up this much, you know you need to read it.
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner talked about this one practically non-stop for yearrrrrs – okay, maybe not that long but enough to make me know that I HAD to read it.
- Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins – this was my best friend’s favorite book in high school and while it’s not my favorite Tom Robbins, it is where the love got started.
- Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – EVERYONE talks this book up, and with a little help from twitter to get through it, I’m not among the masses foisting it upon anyone whenever the chance arises.
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – another book everyone was talking about earlier this year.
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – this is such a well-loved book (and series) that I picked it up a few months ago, read two pages, and had to give up. I recently got it from the library again and I’m going to give it another go because it really does interest me.