It's Road Trip Wednesday, a "Blog Carnival" hosted by the lovely ladies over at YA Highway. They pose a weekly reading/writing question, and through the comments, you can explore and find out everyone's take on the topic.
What's your favourite book you had to read for class?
I've told this story a couple times, but I managed to get through high school only reading four of the books they wanted me to. In my defense, I read bits and pieces of everything. I love reading, but hate being forced to read something.
I consider it a good sign that I really did love those four books I read, making this a hard choice between Romeo and Juliet, Lord of the Flies, 1984, or Anna Karenina. I also read all of Hamlet, but I don't count it, seeing as I thought Rosencrantz survived the whole ordeal until about 3 minutes before my exam. Apparently I didn't understand what I read. Anyway, the winner is...
As much as I love a good tale of star crossed lovers, 1984 really inspired my love for dystopian novels. Not only did Orwell inspire my imagination as to what the world could be, I feel that may also be the case for many authors today. Themes from Orwell's novel can be seen in our everyday lives, creating a strong connection between book and reader. Not only did I enjoy it when I read it in Grade 10, but I would gladly read 1984 again.
What was your favourite book you read in school? Can anyone beat my record for slacking off in English class?
Much love, Samantha