T5W: Required Reading

Hello you sexy ladies and gents! How are you today? I’m most certainly not okay as I watched the Pretty Little Liars finale today… and I’m just not okay!!

Anyway! Today is Wednesday, so I thought I would do a quick Top Five Wednesday as today’s topic was really interesting. Top Five Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey and you can check out the Goodreads group for all the information you could possibly wish for! This weeks topic is your top five favourite books that you were required to read for school.

I had a hard time doing this one as at my schools we didn’t really read whole books for exams and assignments. I’m from England so I will try my best with what years/grades I would have been in when reading these books.But here goes nothing! As always these are not in order.

Kensukes_Kingdom_colour_jacket1.Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

I read this in Year 3 in Primary School and I was 7, turning 8 (which I believe is the 2nd Grade?). This is about a young boy who washes up on a deserted island after he is thrown over board during a stormy night on his families boat. I loved this, and I think everyone in my class really enjoyed it. We also read Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo, but I didn’t really enjoy that all that much.


2. The Harry Potter Series (Books 1-4) – J. K. Rowling

Yes! We read the first four books in the Harry Potter series in Year 3 (2nd Grade). It was a wonderful time!


3. Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

Now we read a lot of Shakespeare during Secondary School but Romeo and Juliet stuck out the most. We read it in Year 10 (9th Grade) and again in Year 11 (10th Grade). I loved this and we also got to watch the Baz Luhrmann 1996 film with Leonardo DiCaprio in it which was a bonus!


4. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

A Christmas Classic is it not?! Marley and Scrooge! Christmas Ghosts! What’s not to love? We read this in Year 11 (10th Grade) and we also got to watch A Muppet’s Christmas Carol which is just brilliant.


5. Of Mice And Men – John Steinbeck

A classic that I think was read by everyone in England (maybe? That’s probably a lie actually). Once again we read this in Year 11 (10th Grade), and I remember the whole class had to take turns reading pages out loud. We then watched the film after reading it, and then we may have read it again before out exams started later that year.

What did you have to read during school? Did you enjoy any of them? Let me know, maybe you read something I have? Until next time guys!



4 thoughts on “T5W: Required Reading

  1. I was SUPER not impressed with the PLL finale! I wanted something better, more shocking 😦

    I loved when it was time to read books in school! I think my two faves were To Kill A Mocking Bird and Lord of the Flies

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