I almost completely forgot this post!
Aside from the Armchair BEA, there's the topic...Genre: Classic Literature (Classics)
I'm going to name a few of my favorite classics which just happen to also be mandatory reads from high school:
Tears of a Tiger
by Sharon M. Draper
After a car accident kills Robert, Andy's best friend and teammate on the Hazelwood High Tigers, Andy doesn't know if he can go on. He's consumed with guilt for driving the night of the accident after a long evening of drinking and partying. With perceptiveness and compassion, Sharon M. Draper portrays an African-American teenager who feels driven to consider suicide in the wake of a devastating tragedy.I hated my 10th grade English teacher for making the class read this book. It was so sad; and when I stood in front of the class to read my book report I was snot faced and hiccuping tears. But I remember ever word, and I can appreciate the solid plot and believable characters.
by George Orwell
Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions. A legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.
This was also a mandatory read in high school, but I absolutely loved it. Everything George Orwell has written, in my opinion, is gold. 1984 was my very first dystopian novel and I've been hooked ever since!
Are you a fan of classic literature?
I'm Katrina, founder of Kindred Dreamheart. I'm an aspiring celebrity "red carpet" clothing designer and book lover. I read select genres. However if it's a series I'm sure I'd love it also regardless of the genre. I read when I want to be entertained; watch TV when I'm bored; and when I'm not designing something fabulous, I blog. Tweet Me or Friend me on Goodreads.