So the other day I realised that over the years I have studied a lot of books in school. Admittedly I have bitter memories of some of them (*cough* Romeo and Juliet *cough*), but some I really did and/or do enjoy reading and studying. So here’s my favourites.
This book broke me in every sense of the word. It ruined me entirely. I was in shock afterwards and then went to my English Literature teacher and asked her WHY?! If you want your heart to be taken from your chest, violently stomped on, picked up, taped back together with hope, and replaced into your chest, read this book.
I’m currently studying this for my Classical Civilisations course and it’s so interesting! The way Ancient Greek societies worked is so different, and I have always found Greek mythology fascinating so I can’t help but love this.
OK. I’m going to admit something here: I’ve never been the biggest fan of Shakespeare. I understand to a certain extent why he is so idolised, as he did pretty much revolutionise theatre and the English language, but I’ve never understood why we had to study him every year in school. This is the first piece of his work where I can almost understand why. This is hilarious and witty and, while a b*tch to read, brilliant. If you’re not the biggest fan of Shakespeare, I urge you to give this a go.
I didn’t study this for very long, but for the time I did I loved it. It’s a hilarious take on the British educational system and shows how thin the line is between teacher and friend.
This is the first thing I’ve read of Oscar Wilde’s, and I adore it. It’s so funny and nonsensical, and the characters brought the entire thing to life. If you like wordplay, read this.
What’s your favourite book that you studied in school? Or what book have you lost all passion for due to school (*cough* Romeo and Juliet *cough*)?