RTW: Required Reading
Today is Road Trip Wednesday! What is that? It is a blog carnival where the contributors of YA Highway post a weekly topic and participants write their responses. You can jump from blog to blog to see each blogger's take on the question.
Topic of the week:
Back to school time! What's your favorite book that you had to read for a class?
In the fourth grade, we were partnered up to create a Link Way project of a book of our choosing. My partner and I picked Happy Birthday, Samantha! I loved the American Girl series at that age (in the early 90s), and in college, I bought the book before they changed the look of them all. It is the only American Girl book that I own since I borrowed the rest from the library.
This is the first book that I really remember reading for a class rather than it being read to us. I'm an English major so I've had to read a lot of books outside of my K-12 education. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite (I have a special edition copy that my husband bought for me) and I see my other classmates post that book as their favorite book to this day. However, it is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas that sticks out to me. I thought it would bore me to death when our teacher assigned it to us in our Fiction class. After a few pages, I couldn't stop reading it! It pulled me in unlike other books. It was in a foreign place, set in a prison, with high stakes. It surprised me how the book flowed and kept me engaged. I love to recommend it to people, especially those looking for a good book for their e-reader.
That was almost half my life ago, but The Count of Monte Cristo sticks with me as the book that surprised me.
What book has stuck with you from your required reading?