Required reading. The bane of every student’s existence. Chances are that if you attended any type of school you had to have required reading once or twice. I personally was never the biggest fan of required reading. The books were either super long, super boring, or super complex. And at the time my tiny brain didn’t see the point in reading books that I just couldn’t get into.
However, there were the exceptions. The books below are some of my favorite books that I read in middle school, high school, and college all because they were assigned to me to read. Some books I loved as soon as I picked them up. Others I read, hated, and then thought about years later and realized that I liked them as I had grown up and started to relate to them more. Here is that list. Continue reading