Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Throughout my life, there have been many books I have been forced to read, whether in high school, by my parents, college, other family members and now book club. While most of the time I have enjoyed them all, with the exception of one I can think of right off the top of my head, there are a few standouts.
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot: One year while I was kid, this series showed up in my stocking. I read them all and loved them all. Although I did learn a lot about animal medicine at a young age! Lol.
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy: This was a gift from my dad - I even skipped school to finish it. I loved it so much, and now Conroy is an all time fave of mine.
Beloved by Toni Morrison: I read this in college in a lit class, and it was so powerful, sad, and intense. I am so glad I had to read it.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: I read this in a different lit class in college, and my professor did such a wonderful job teaching us about this book. It was so sad, so much more so than I had known.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: Again, college lit. I loved this book, and became a big old Bronte fan.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I love him. Love him. Thanks high school English teacher!!
A 1000 Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: A friend of mine had to force me to read both of these. I knew they would break my heart, and they did, but it was worth it.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: One of the best books ever. Thanks again, high school English teacher!