Question of the Day Topic: Favorite Books in School

Do you remember your favorite books from school?

Remember the days of being in school and the teacher handing out a new book the class would be reading for the next couple of weeks?

Everyone surely had books they enjoyed so much that they perhaps returned to again as adults. Others, obviously, might not have been as memorable.

What we want to know today is, Which books you were assigned in school were your most and least favorite? Which ones did you come back to again and read over as an adult for a better understanding of the material? 

To get the ball rolling, I'll start with my choices. In high school, particularly, I really enjoyed reading Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist," Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms," and Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales."

But what about you? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. 

Parker September 26, 2011 at 08:04 PM
Loved reading Johnny Tremain in Fifth Grade, really sparked my interest in Colonial America and Boston history in particular.
Matt Perkins (Editor) September 27, 2011 at 01:25 PM
Thanks for the input, Parker! That's awesome that it had such a lasting effect. I remember not liking certain books (i.e., Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby") in school, but re-read it a few years ago and loved it. Weird how that happens. Anyone ever run into anything where a book they loved in school was banned?


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