Today’s topic for Hype or Like Friday is Books That Made Me Want To Read.
Here are seven books that I read in school that inspired me to read more.
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- The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The Salem Witch Trials come to life in this play. As a kid, I doubt I understood the McCarthyism undertones. I’d like to re-read this one now that I’m older!
- The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. What a powerful short story this is. Everyone should read this.
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hester Prynne. The letter “A”. Here’s another one I’d love to re-read sometime.
- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Set during World War I, this is one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read about warfare.
- The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. Such a haunting short story.
- The Fisherman’s Lady by George MacDonald. I need to re-read this and continue on reading all of George MacDonald’s works.
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. My favorite Dickens book, and it stands up to multiple re-reads.
So those are the books that I read in school that inspired me to read more. They all seem to be a bit dark and twisty. I read happy books in school too, but I just didn’t gravitate to those as much as these ones here.
And come back for next Friday’s topic: Hyped Books I Was Forced To Read In School
How about you? Which books did you read in school that inspired you?