Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Top Ten Books I Was Forced to Read

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is Top Ten Books I Was Forced to Read.

I broke these down into books that were kind of forced on me by other people and books I was forced to read in school. But that means I exceed the 10 limit--what else is new.

Forced By Other People

    1) Personality Plus by Florence Littauer - Dad
    2) The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman - Dad
    3) It's All About Him by Denise Jackson - Dad
    4) The Prophet by Khalil Gibran - Husband
    5) Persuasion by Jane Austen - Husband
    6) One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp - Coworker

Forced In School

    1) Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - 4th Grade
    2) The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks - 6th Grade
    3) James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
    4) Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George - 5th Grade
    5) Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls - 6th Grade
    6) Mrs. Frisby the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien - 5th Grade
    7) The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson - 5th Grade
    8) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - 9th Grade
    9) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - 5th Grade

What are your favorite books that you were forced to read? Let me know!


  1. I read Jane Eyre in my grade 12 summer school english class and even though my teacher was so in love with the book I really did not enjoy it :(

    I did a Top 10 as well here

    - Sincerely, Steph

  2. I missed out on posting my TTT. oh well

    Did you at least enjoy some of the ones you were forced to read?

    We use to read alouds in elementary school. I was reading Where the Red Fern Grows during the sad part, it was so hard not to get choked up. Evil Teacher.

    love the list


  3. Oh yes. I try to read a few classics each year. Haven't made much progress this year. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Sorry you didn't enjoy Jane Eyre. It's no Pride and Prejudice, but I did enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Hey...nothing says you can put the post up late, right?

    Oh yeah...I enjoyed all of the ones listed above. :)

    Oh wow...yeah, that would have been hard to get through reading out loud...but I guess someone had to do it! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.

  7. Fantastic list, you have some great reads on your 'school' list. I'd never have discovered how much I like the Classics if I hadn't read Jane Eyre, Frankenstein and others at school. I didn't read Bridge To Terabithia until I'd seen the film that came out a while back and wanted to compare, not required reading over here in the UK!