Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Classic Books Read in High School (Canada Edition)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week we will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.

 July 1: Top Ten Classic Books I Read in High School in Canada

I know everyone’s High School reading experience was/is different, either you read the same books I have or you haven’t or you really didn’t enjoy them or you have; or they’re on your list of classic books to read before you die, either way here are 10 classic books I read in high school. Canada edition.

the crucible1. The Crucible Now that I look back at it, I don’t remember/think I realized it has anything to do with the Salem Witch Trials. This is on my list of books to reread.

2. To Kill a Mockingbird I’m pretty sure this is one classic everyone has read. Boo Radley, Scout, and Atticus. I’m also pretty sure more than one person has named their dog after these three.  Catcher in the Rye

3. The Catcher in the Rye This is one  of those books you either hate or love, there seems to be no in-between, personally, I loved it. J.D. Salinger’s writing is so different, Holden seems to come alive only because he’s so whiny and annoying, its wonderful. When you think Holden Caufield you think, I’m glad he’s a fictional character because I would not want him as a friend. That’s good writing. .

 rabbit run14. Rabbit, Run This has got to be the only book that I didn’t finish in high school. For some reason I couldn’t get into Rabbit, Run.

 5. Memoirs of a Geisha I loved this book, not only was I transported to a different time but a different culture and it was surreal and amazing. memoirs of a geisha

 6. Nameless  There’s this thing about expectant motherhood novels that make my heart beat just a little bit faster. It’s my book soft-spot. This looks/reads like it could hit the spot.

19847. 1984 One of my all time favorite high school reads. Big Brother.

 8. Life of Pi  Was anyone else excited when this movie came out? I sure was. At the time I thought the book was genius, actually I still do, the symbolism was off the charts genius to me.

Then there were these books that were in the curriculum but never had a chance to read them. 

song of solomonsnow flower and the secret fan9. Song of Solomon. 

 10.Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 





I wanna know, what classics were a part of your high school curriculum?

Which ones did enjoy, not enjoy? 

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  • Reply
    July 2, 2014 at 23:16

    “Holden seems to come alive only because he’s so whiny and annoying” Ohhhhh goodness..I wish I could have enjoyed this aspect of him like you then because I just wanted to [lots of expletives go here]. But that’s some pretty intense classic reading you did in high school–most of them weren’t even on the YRDSB when I was in school (now I feel old).

    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

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      July 7, 2014 at 22:42

      It was pretty intense but I loved it! I know where I was in the States, their English program covers less than half these books and I’m appalled, I feel as if these classics shaped me. I love em all.

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