I haven’t been in school in a long time, but I remember all that required reading that they wanted us to do through the years. I also remember that I didn’t do a whole lot of it. I apparently have a knack for writing papers about books I’ve never cracked open.
Looking back, I wish I would have read more of those books. As an adult, I have a new appreciation for how wonderful some of these books are. A couple of years ago, I sat down with a list of the most-assigned books, and I started my journey on reading all of the ones that I should have read when they were assigned to me.
As I’m going down the list of required reading, I’m only about 17-20 years too late. Better late than never, right?! I can’t say I’ve made as much progress as I was hoping for, but I can say I’ve made more progress than when I was 16!
So, here’s a list of the top 20 most popular books to be assigned to high school students. How many of these books have you read?