This week Booking Through Thursday asks the following:
We all had to read things in school that we didn’t like … but what about something you read for a class that you ended up liking (or loving)? An author you discovered that you might not have found? A genre you hadn’t thought about?
There are a few books I remember from school that I still enjoy reading. The one that comes to mind the most is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I read this at school when I was about 8 or 9 and it is still probably my favourite book. I credit it also with why I fell in love with reading. It also led me to reading The Lord of the Rings books in my early teens. I never tire of reading Tolkien.
Two books I had to read in high school that I really enjoyed and have returned to a few times since are 1984 by George Orwell and The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. I have read other books by both of these authors since then and have usually enjoyed them, too.
There were probably other books I enjoyed during my school days, but these three are the most memorable for me.