School Books We Actually Liked
With the school year coming to an end, we thought it would be fun to share all of the books that we read for school that we actually liked reading!
As the school year is coming to an end, we’ve had some time to look back and think about everything we did, more specifically everything we read. We feel as though there is a stigma associated with school books and we couldn't disagree more. Are some of the books boring and hard to read? Yes; however, when we know that the book is for school and not entertainment, our mindset changes. Having read all of these different books for school, we were able to expand our reading horizons and delve into different genres that are outside of our comfort zone. Here is a list of books that we read for school and actually really enjoyed.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The whole vibe of this book was amazing! The 1920’s flapper girls, parties, and speakeasies were super exciting to read about, but we also were able to see some of the darker sides of the era. This contrast made the book even more interesting and we would highly recommend it.
1984 by George Orwell
In an age of technology, it was sort of scary to read a book all about excessive government supervision and lack of personal privacy. This book was creepy in all the best ways and was extremely difficult to put down!
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
As the book that started our love of memoirs, The Glass Castle shed some light on the harsher side of growing up in poverty. The writing style was easy to follow and made for a laid back read that we found ourselves really enjoying!
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Although the beginning was a little slow, this survival novel had us questioning reality. Seeing how the character dealt with his situation made it extremely realistic and all the more heart wrenching. With a great plot and even better language, we are surprised we didn’t pick this book up sooner!
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
When our teacher picked out this book and promised us that we would cry, she was right. Based on the strange friendship of two traveling ranch hands during the Dust Bowl, this story about dreams, loss, and friendship that taught us many lessons, including not to judge a book by its cover!