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Hot take: Favorite books you read for school

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Aug 14, 12:22pm Top

What are some of your favorite books that were required reading for you in school?

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Edited: Aug 14, 5:44pm Top

College/university included or only through secondary school? If the former, then The Magic Mountain and New Grub Street were favourites then and for years afterward. If the latter. then most were forgettable, some were slogs, none was a favourite e.g. bleedin Moll bleedin Flanders e.g. flippin Little House on the horrid Prairie which was even a slog to listen to when our teacher read it aloud to us 8-year-olds. At any rate at all levels the books I liked most were ones I chose that were required obliquely, i.e. for book reports, assignments like 'read a book about/by/like . . . ', or for term papers.

Aug 14, 5:34pm Top

Oh hang on The Mysterious Stranger & The Wasteland were both firm favourites from secondary/high school.

Aug 15, 3:27am Top

Not required but on the reading list: The Lord of the Rings—Queensland, Australia, 1966.

Aug 16, 1:08pm Top

The Plague by Albert Camus, The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino, Friday, or the Other Island by Michel Tournier.

Edited: Aug 16, 4:03pm Top

Death and the Dervish Must reread it one of these days

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