Saturday, August 11, 2012

Book I Read For School

So for me school is fast approaching and I am just not ready to go back. I know a lot of schools don't start until September, but where I live school starts in August. So, while thinking of posts I thought I should do something school related. I decided to do this because it interests me what books people have to read for school. Luckily, not all the books I had to read were super boring, but I did get a fair share of those.

Books Almost Everyone Reads:
The Giver
Lois Lowry

This is a classic book, though I didn't particularly like it, that the majority of people had to read for school, or at least had a teacher recommend it.

Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis

Okay, so this one I'm not sure if everyone reads this but I had two different teachers make me read this so I would think it is a popular book for teachers.

Books That Were Painful To Read:

The House On Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros

I don't remember much from either of these books, which tells me two things: 1. They weren't memorable at all, 2.I probably didn't even finish them. This book is probably okay, but I literally don't remember anything besides it was boring.

The View From Saturday
E. L. Konigsburg

This one I am pretty sure was the better of the two, but still totally unmemorable.

Book That Were Actually Enjoyable:
Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo

I remember this was one of those books that you read in class and then watched the movie. This was a good book and with little kids (I read this in 3rd grade) if you bribe them with a movie, of course they will read.
Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson

I'm pretty sure this was a autobiography.....well not really. I don't know exactly what to call it, but this is the authors account of his humanitarian journey. It is actually a very interesting story.

Did you have to read any of these? What books did you have to read?


  1. I've read the Giver and Bud, Not Buddy for enjoyment (but I think we're going to read the Giver this year) and I read Because of Winn-Dixie in fifth grade. They're all really great books!

    -Grace :)

  2. It's strange because even though pretty much EVERYONE was reading it, I didn't read these ones! XP But it's so true that people were reading The Giver and Bud, Not Buddy. Hahaha totally can relate to you about them!

  3. I've only read Because of Winn-Dixie and that wasn't even for school! I read To Kill A Mocking Bird, The Breadwinner, Of Mice and Men, and The Catcher in the Rye (I've read a lot more but I don't really feel like listing them all right now).


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