Friday, July 27, 2012

Follow Friday: Required Reading? Twain, Bronte, and Buck

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Keeping it simple today with Parajunkee and Alison Can Read's Follow Friday. Enjoy!

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by parajunkee and alisoncanread! I hope you'll join this great little Find and Follow party!

This Week's Question

Q: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

Oh goodness. Of course I'm going to be going back...way back... trying to remember what was required reading. In all honestly I don't remember ever being assigned a book in school that I truly enjoyed. Most of it had to do with the fact that I wasn't into classics at the time, or at lest not the classics they had us reading.

I can think of several books however that I read for essays and reports that I enjoyed (because I got to pick them out!)

In 8th grade I read "A Connecticut Yankee in King Author's Court" for a book essay.

Let's see... I believe the first time I read "Wuthering Heights" was in Highschool for a project.

I truly did enjoy those two books very much, and out of all of my high school "required" or "project related" reading these are the two I remember the most.

Then in college I remember two books in particular (which I had read in highschool but re-read for for my Chinese History projects) that I loved.

* The Good Earth *
The only book I've ever read more than 2 times.

* East Wind: West Wind

Both of these titles were written by Pearl S. Buck. Incredible author, incredible woman. "The Good Earth" was the book that launched my love for historical novels and my interest in novels centered around the cultural revolution in China.

Well then, how about you? Can you pick any required reading that you enjoyed from your school days?

Until Next Blog,

Read On!



  1. LOL I had to really think too and I agree most of the books they made us read I hated.

    Hopefully you have a great weekend!

    My FF

  2. I've seen Wuthering Heights a couple times on FF posts today! I've always wanted to read it, but have yet to be required to :) Thanks for stopping by my post! New follower!

    My FF

  3. Aww, I like Wuthering Heights too! New follower! My FF

  4. My favorite was Into The Wild. Actually made me cry a bit. Hah :)

    Old follower!

    Andrea @ Literary Getaway

  5. I have never read Pearl, but we have a ton of her stuff here at the library. Very popular!
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  6. I got to read some books I really enjoyed in high school for required reading- some that come to mind; Watership Down, Night, The Color Purple, and Firebrand, Of course, there were books I didn't like, too. :)


  7. Wuthering Heights is one of those books I know I should read, but never got around to it. Thanks for stopping by my post! Love your blog, such a pretty design.

  8. I am a new follower (and fellow Anthropology degree recipient, though I later got a Geography degree instead of French, before becoming a librarian). I love most of the British Literature classics, but never got into Wuthering Heights. I may have to revisit it someday. Rory @ wit + ink

  9. Funny... I didn't think about adding the books I read in college... only high school!! The college books I read were so much better too!!


    Angela's Anxious Life

  10. Hi Auggie! I've just nominated your for the Versatile Blogger Award, visit for more details... See you! :)

    P.S. Wuthering Heights was a rare classic that I enjoyed as well!


  11. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I haven't even read Wuthering Heights.... I guess I should, at one point of time or another :)

    Vanya D. @ YA Story Teller

  12. I feel like everyone got to read such great books in school. My required reading wasn't so great.

  13. Hi,

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My Summer Read was…Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe (Author) it was interesting ☺

  14. Thanks for stopping by.
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