It wouldn't be a true T5W without me putting my own spin on the week's topic. The original topic was simply "Top 5 Required Reading Books" but I figured most would be the same across the board (plus, mine would just be Dickens, Dickens, Poe, Dickens, Gatsby), so I wanted to do my own spin.
The Tell Tale Heart
All hail the father of short stories.
*actually if you're old you might not know either because I've never talked about it
**years is a completely acceptable measurement
The Kite Runner
This is the most recent read on my list. I read it earlier this year, and -believe it or not- this might be the first truly diverse book that I've read. Now, I just want all the diverse books in my collection and in my mind.
Freshman year. What a gloriously terrible time. My teacher didn't love this book, and she'd been teaching freshman English for long enough to know that this was by far the least favorite book. So, she suggested that we listen to the audiobook* when it gets slow. So, I did, and that was the first ever (partial) audiobook I listened to** and now look at me: I'm obsessed.
*on Youtube because we're freshman in high school, we don't have money
**back when I didn't consider audiobooks reading
I hated this book. I absolutely hated it. Fifth grade. Language arts class. "Advanced Readers" table.
Now I hate books that take place in the wilderness. There is no cure. I've tried.
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
It was glorious. Meet my favorite book.
*when we read Animal Farm she read the first few chapters aloud to the class, and she gave the animals voices. it was great.
What do you think of this? Definitely too text-y but I didn't like how it looked with the pictures either. What books are on your list? Tell me down in the comments!