Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Was "Forced" to Read

Hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.


To Kill a Mockingbird
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee -- I had to read this in tenth grade and it remains one of my all-time favorites.

2. Persuasion by Jane Austen -- I was already an Austen fan before I took an English course on early British novels, but this was one that I had never gotten around to reading.  Thank goodness for Dr. Ridley because this is my favorite Austen novel now!

3. Hamlet by William Shakespeare -- Not technically a book, but I think it still counts.  My favorite play ever and one that I had to read for at least three classes.

Out of My Mind
4. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper -- Required reading for one of my library science courses (Young Adult Fiction) and very thought-provoking.

The Book Thief
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak -- Another book from my YA fiction class that I had always meant to read, but didn't get to until the assignment.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling -- My brother started reading this soon after its release and he had been pestering me for years to try it.  I finally gave it in right before taking him to see the movie and the rest is history!

Pride and Prejudice
7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen -- It came highly recommended to me by one of my best friends in middle school.

Someone Like You
8. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen --Another recommendation from a friend.  This one is especially significant because I have become a Sarah Dessen fangirl.

Ella Enchanted
9. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine -- Strongly recommended by my younger cousin who loves to read as much as I do.

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
10. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness -- I actually read this based on a glowing recommendation from my father who has just started getting into audio books and practically forced me to try this one.


  1. Persuasion is one of my favorites! Did you enjoy A Discovery of Witches?

    1. I did. I haven't read the sequel yet, but I do own it. If you like audio books, I highly recommend that audio version of DoW. Thanks for visiting!

  2. I was also forced to read Harry Potter. Actually, I'm seeing it on many lists.

  3. Oh I absolutely loved "A Discovery of Witches". I'm so eager for the third book, you have no idea. Also I totally agree on Harry Potter. I was forced to read it and I fell in love.

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  4. Persuasion is my favorite Austen as well, it's underrated. I was also forced into reading Harry Potter, no regrets there :).

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  5. Ahhhh some brilliant books on this list! Funnily enough I just bought Persuasion to read :D

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  6. Love P&P and HP. I still need to read Ella Enchanted and The Book Thief (I know, I know). Both are on my TBR pile and I definitely plan on reading the BT before the movie comes out. Great list!


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