TTT: Books I read for or during school

Hi Munchworms!

First, I’d like to take a moment to mourn – but not really – my book buying ban, because I just pre-ordered Warcross. Nope, no guilt. None whatsoever!
And let’s also take a moment to properly freak over the fact that my boyfriend already bought my birthday gift – September 15th, people. Write that down! – because we’ll be on road trip when I turn.. 25. Time flies.. Ugh.

Okay, everybody done mourning celebrating and freaking? No? Okay, then go on while you find out this week’s Top Ten Tuesday!

The Broke and the Bookish  have returned with their weekly Top Ten Tuesdays! Yay!

Today’s topic are books that I read for or during school. Accordingly I split them up in two groups – to give you guys an idea what I actually had to read for my classes, ha!

As usual, every picture is the link to Goodreads so you can read the blurbs and add them to your TBR if you like!

Books I read during school

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Twilight (Twilight, #1)City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

Books I read for school

AtonementSecret SmileThe Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneThe Great GatsbyAnimal FarmOranges Are Not the Only FruitWhat I Was

What books did you have to read for school? Any books that have conquered your heart? Books you completely loathed? Tell me!

Oh, and don’t forget about Sequel September!




46 thoughts on “TTT: Books I read for or during school

  1. Yay Harry Potter! Too bad you didn’t have to read that one FOR school. 🙂 I’m fangirling over Warcross right now…I loved all of Marie Lu’s books, I’ll definitely want to read this one! Does preordering really count as breaking a book-buying ban? Hmm. 🙂

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    1. Haha, completely true! But I’m sure many of us would go “And why isn’t this school more like Hogwarts?!” [As if we don’t think that already..]

      I haven’t read anything of Marie Lu YET, but I definitely plan to – apart from Warcross that is.
      Haha, it counts as breaking it according to my boyfriend but I’m saying otherwise. As long as I don’t have it, I didn’t buy any books.

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  2. The only book I was assigned to read in school that I didn’t like was The Awakening by Kate Chopin…and I read it twice in college. Other than that I liked everything I read for school.

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  3. It’s so weird to say this, but I have never had to read a classic for school. I read books like Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little in elementary literature groups, but haven’t had to read any books for high school yet, just a few short stories. But, I’m going into 10th grade this year, and I am pretty sure that we get to cover To Kill a Mocking bird and Romeo and Juliet, which I am really excited for!

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    1. Oh. My. God. I just snorted and.. Well.. There’s fanta all over my blanket..

      If that wasn’t your intention at all: SORRY for laughing with that. But, okay, that was way too funny not to laugh.

      You should write a book with all your weird dreams if you usually have weirdo dreams like that, really. People would buy it.


  4. I loved Great Gatsby! I had to read Animal Farm, but I just remember pigs sitting down at the table and talking. It’s been a looooooooooong time since I had to read that one. I think I’m going to re-read Animal Farm this year when my son has to read it for school. 🙂 And happy early birthday! 25 is a great year. 🙂

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    1. I loved it the first time I read it but couldn’t get into it when I read it earlier this year, which was weird!
      Haha, I remember the same thing, so it’s time for a reread for me as well.

      Thank you!! 🙂 So I’ve been told, haha. Guess I’ll find out!

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  5. Nicci French! I think you’re the first person I’ve seen who has also read one of their books 🙂 I used to love those books when I was in school! Animal Farm was actually pretty good too. And of course, Harry Potter!

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    1. I’ve actually read one of her books earlier this year as well. I was stuck at the airport and Waiting for Wednesday was the only one that seemed interesting – even though I hadn’t read the previous installments. This reminds me I should pick those up sometime as well, haha.

      I really have to reread Animal Farm! I had to over-analyze it at school, so I’m sure I’d enjoy it way more without having to do that.



  6. That’s a great set of books you read for school. Animal Farm and The Great Gatsby even made it onto my Australian school reading list back in the 80’s 🙂

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    1. I have to reread Animal Farm because we had to read it in class and analyze it every page. Took the joy out of it so I’m curious what I’ll think if I can just read it in one sitting, haha.


  7. I’m always amazed with what you have to read for school. A reading list wasn’t a thing when I was in high school (the Netherlands) which makes me feel so old, haha. I think I would have loved to read The Animal Farm though. That is still on my to read.

    Book buying bans are made to be broken. 😉

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    1. We did get a little list, but really a little one of which we had to pick at least three. But at least we had a bit of freedom, haha. [Belgium, by the way! :)]
      I have to reread Animal Farm some day. That was the one book that we had to read in class and analyze after every page so it took the joy out of reading for me. Which is why I really want to reread it.

      True! [And I kind of already did but I’m not counting it until the book has arrived since it’s a pre-order, haha!]

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  8. Atonement is one that I’d really like to read one of these days! I LOVED Animal Farm and The Great Gatsby – I actually enjoyed analyzing those two! Happy Tuesday! 😀

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    1. I had to get into it for some time, but really enjoyed it!
      I reread The Great Gatsby a little while back and, honestly, I struggled almost the whole time. I just couldn’t get into it and thought it kept dragging on and on.. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood because I loved it when I had to read it for school, haha.

      Thank you!! 🙂


    2. You’re so welcome! I don’t think I would love The Great Gatsby nearly as much if I hadn’t had to analyze and really study it in school! I want to do a reread soon and see if my thoughts are different now! 😀

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  9. You read some really good books during school! I read Harry Potter but for my own pleasure not as required reading or anything like that. 🙂 Great list!

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    1. Same! That’s why it’s under “during school”, haha. I simply couldn’t remember any more books that I enjoyed at least a little bit that I had to read for school.

      Thank you! ^-^


  10. I didn’t have to read any of the books you read for school!! Also, I didn’t care for very many of the ones I did have to read (until I went to college– those books were pretty damn good). The Outsiders and The Canterbury Tales were probably the only 2 that I really even liked at all.

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    1. Pretty funny how we all have to read different books; but that’ll have a lot to do with where we grew up, haha.
      I only mentioned books that I enjoyed at least a little bit – simply because I can barely remember which one I absolutely loathed. Those are banned from my mind..
      Haven’t read those two! Will have to check them out and see if they’re up my alley, haha.

      Thanks for stopping by!! ^-^


  11. Wow, where did you go to school? Things I was supposed to read for class were SO. BORING. I never actually read them – that is, not until I went and got gymnasium certificates for Dutch and English in order to get into uni.
    So you are inching towards the other side of the twenties. Don’t worry, there’s cookies on this side too! 😉 HAve fun on your road trip! Where are you headed?

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    1. Belgium! Eeklo, to be exact. And afterwards uni in Ghent. My list is a mix of the two though, haha. I did get some freedom when it came to what I wanted to read because my teachers knew that I read a lot anyway.
      Yup, slowly getting there. As long as there’s cookies, fine by me!

      We’re going along the coast of France, then heading to Italy, Austria and back home through Germany. I’m sooo looking forward to it, haha! 😀


    2. God knows I wish I had teachers like that… Here it’s really all about certain ‘canon’ books or authors everybody apparently should read, most of which are unfathomably boring (at least to my teenage self). My high school English teacher was great though; he let me read Narnia while the rest of the class were doing these weird magazines.

      Ooh, that sounds like a great trip! Have fun!!

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    3. Well, authors everybody nowadays should read: Angie Thomas, Sarah J. Maas, [Let’s throw in some] Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, maybe even some Marissa Meyer, John Green [obviously!], and so many others!
      Really, they should keep there reading lists up-to-date so students don’t get bored and start to hate reading. They haven’t even discovered actual reading at that point and they’re already being discouraged..
      [End of rant, haha.]
      That’s an awesome teacher indeed! [Ugh, I still have to read Narnia..]

      Thanks!! 😀


  12. I read ‘The Great Gatsby’ too! I also was a little disappointed we didn’t get to read ‘Animal Farm’, but I know some of the other classes did. I read ‘1984’ earlier this year and I am defs planning to get around to reading ‘Animal Farm’ too 🙂

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    1. I actually reread The Great Gatsby earlier this year and just didn’t seem to get into it somehow. Only the last quarter of the book really sucked me in. Such a pity because I remember loving it!

      Animal Farm is on my “to re-read” list as well. At the time I didn’t feel like reading it so I just skimmed over it a bit, haha.

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