I don’t know about you, but I was always one of those people who never really minded summer reading, but somehow always ended up waiting until the absolute last minute to start it, and therefore never really finished it, or got as much out of the books as I could have. And…this was not always just in the summer, but during the year as well. SO, I decided that it might be interesting to use this summer to go back and re-read some of those assigned books I might not have fully enjoyed at the time, or did enjoy and want to revisit. I’m doing this knowing I won’t get to all of them this summer, but I could keep the idea in mind as an ongoing project or feature on the blog. So, join me in my back to school reading!
The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte (I have never read this, I’m not sure how I escaped both high school and college as an English major without it, but I feel like a fraud for not having read it yet).
Great Expectations OR A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (I liked these but read them so fast to finish on time that I feel like I missed a lot of what people love about them).
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Tess of the d’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy
Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
What were some of your favorite or least favorite books you read in high school (or even college) that you want to go back and read again? Let me know what I should add to my list, I want to keep it going!