Friday, June 26, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday: Favourite Required Reading

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel over at Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. This is a chance to get to know fellow book bloggers and have them meet you. Be sure to pop over and meet this week's featured bloggers!

Is there a book that you were required to read in school that you actually loved?


More than one! I actually don't remember disliking any book that I was required to read in school, to be honest. A few stand out that I loved, though, more than the rest. Those would be Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I love most everything Shakespeare thanks to school. As I think about this question I remember other titles - fiction, poetry and plays alike - that I was required to read, and while I didn't love them all, I at least liked them. Though I'm not considering Uni here, only High School...I majored in English Literature at Uni and I'm sure there were some books I didn't enjoy. But Uni courses were different, I usually got to choose what I read and wrote essays on out of certain selected titles, so picking what I liked was easier.

Is there a required reading title that stands out as one you loved? Is there one that you've given a chance to out of school? Tell me about it!

14 comments:

  1. I loved Romeo & Juliet :) but I'll have to agree to disagree with you on Wuthering Heights. I couldn't stand that book! Maybe if I try reading it again as an adult...

    Here's my FF!

    New Follower via Bloglovin :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd be interested to see if your opinion did change, Lillian! I remember being in the minority in my class...if not the only one who actually loved it. I haven't read it in so long, maybe I should give it another go too. ;-) Thanks for following!

      Delete
  2. That's a lot! I only like one book back from college!

    My FF

    OLD GFC FOLLOWER

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Some of that required reading was certainly tough to get through, yeah? I think I was lucky in that I always adored English Lit. Thanks, Donita.

      Delete
  3. I enjoyed reading the play The Miracle Worker and The Book Thief. I'm like you in the sense that a) LOVE pink (lol!) and b) I never truly hated a required reading book. I liked all of them, but there were very few I absolutely loved.

    New Follower via Bloglovin :)

    Meredith @ A Book Lover's Corner

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't read The Miracle Worker, but I also love The Book Thief! I read it as part of a Uni course actually, now that I think about it. We definitely have the best things in common, Meredith! Lol! :-D Thanks so much for following.

      Delete
  4. I was never a fan of Shakespeare in school. I had a lot of must-reads that I enjoyed.

    New follower via Bloglovin'

    Please check out my Friday Feature and Follow post.
    http://thankyoumsbowen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't think school makes it easier, having to interpret and go over sentence after sentence. ;-) I'm glad there were some you enjoyed though! Thanks for following, Paula.

      Delete
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird and Romeo & Juliet were two of my absolute favorites.

    My FF: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/06/feature-follow-friday-required-reading.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are just so great. :-D Thanks for stopping by, Stina!

      Delete
  6. Oh, I LOVED "Romeo and Juliet" and "To Kill A Mockingbird"!! Both revolved around tragic events, but both really touch the heart and soul; both with the power of love, manifested in different ways. In fact, I really would enjoy re-reading them, so I'll probably plan to do so sometime this year!

    Thanks for sharing! I'm a new GFC follower! : )

    Here's my own FF post:

    http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2015/06/feature-follow-friday-4-required-book.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are so very right, Maria! They're just such beautiful and moving stories. I'm thinking I'm due a reread too - especially of To Kill a Mockingbird, what with it's sequel due for release this month. :-D I hope you enjoy them just as much! Thanks for following!

      Delete
  7. Hopping through. I read Wuthering Heights in my 20s and did not like it. I wonder if I would have liked it better if I'd read it in my teens.
    My FF

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I honestly doubt it! I think you had a better chance of liking it in your 20s, so that you didn't definitely settles it. ;-) I was one of very, very few in my class to love it. Thanks for hopping through, Alison.

      Delete