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Top 5 Books I've Read for School

In honor of Teen Read Week, I'm telling you my top five books that I was made to read for school, was convinced I wouldn't like it, and ended up loving it. School books don't have to be boring and dull. Give them a chance and you might find some you love like I did.

1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
     - The size scared me, but this story really caught my attention. Give is a chance and you might love is as much as I did.

2. Mornings on Horseback
     - This was a biography of Teddy Roosevelt by David McCullough. It's packed with so much information about his childhood and upbringing. Instead of focusing on his time as President McCullough focused on what made Teddy the man he was. 

3. To Kill a Mockingbird
     -I talked about how much I love this book on my blog before so of course it makes the list. Check out the post  I wrote about To Kill a Mockingbird.

4. The Indian in the Cupboard
     -I may be cheating on this one. This was not required reading for school, but it was for my brother. I remember finding this on the library shelf and immediately being pulled into the story. Not even bothering to find a chair, I sat on the floor in the middle of the library and started reading it. 

5. Mr. Popper's Penguins
     -Disregard the movie and just read the book. This was fun to read, and I remember the projects that accompanied it were enjoyable too. 

So what are some of your favorite books that you've read for school? I'd love to hear them.


  1. I also loved To Kill a Mockingbird. I read Indian in the Cupboard, but not for school. I just picked it up in the library. I really enjoyed reading Dandelion Wine, Animal Farm, and The Catcher in the Rye when I had to read those for school.

    Great post!

    ~Sarah Faulkner

  2. Up from Slavery and Cymbeline are nice..


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