Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That You Wish Were Taught In Schools

***Note: I acidentally switched this week and last week’s TTT topic! *** As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic: Top Ten Books That You Wish Were Taught In Schools. Interestingly, but probably not at all surprisingly, most of these books have occupied spots on the Banned Book Lists.

1. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

2. Native Son by Richard Wright

3. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Doestoevsky

5. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

6. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

7. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

9. Lolita by Vladimir Nobokov

10. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

If you read any of these books in school or have put them on your syllabi, I’d love to hear about it!

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2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That You Wish Were Taught In Schools

  1. Read East of Eden when the t.v. miniseries was about to air, loved it. I can see why it wasn’t recommended reading in school (controversial subject matter). Another good Steinbeck read.

  2. Read brave new world and crime and punishment in high school. Lolita is one of the “taboo” subjects so I think no matter how liberal the teacher is it won’t be recommended/required reading in schools (maybe someday in the future)

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