Hello lovelies! Today for Bookish Thursday I want to discuss all those required reading that we all endured in high school. I usually didn’t complete reading some of them because I don’t like HAVING to read a book. But there were a few that I actually wholeheartedly enjoyed.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
When my Freshman English teacher gave us this book, I internally groaned. The book was torn and obviously used in many previous other classes. BUT oh man was I wrong about this book. I actually ended up reading ahead and couldn’t exactly participate in the class discussions in fear of telling someone who hadn’t gotten to the pig head yet that I felt horrible for Simon. I ADORED this book. It was one of the most intriguing concept I had read up to that point and I couldn’t get enough of it.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This is one of those short books that you initially are like “oh okay I can power through this” but I ended up loving it. I loved his writing style and how connected you felt with Nick and felt the heart break with Gatsby. I also laughed every time Gatsby called Nick old sport. That is my favorite nick name ever haha.
Princess Bride by William Goldman
I had to read this one for my Senior English class that focused on the Hero’s Journey and anything fantasy or science fiction. I can quote the movie in its entirety which drives people crazy when they watch with me. But I hadn’t picked up the book to read up till that point. I loved being able to see what was happening while I was reading, understanding what the ROUS’s were, seeing how different the torture room was, crying when Wesley was in there. I loved how different the book was to the movies, how similar they also were to each other. I adored the book.