Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This week it’s top ten books which you wish were required reading for schools.
It’s that time of year again. Stress levels skyrocket, textbooks are bought, young adults everywhere look out with hollow unfeeling eyes as they attempt to get an education and cement their place in the world. Obviously, this time of year can be as rigorous as it can be exciting.
I’ve chosen top ten books I wish were on the required reading list for schools. I think every student, at one point or another, laments over the sometimes tedious novels we’re required to read. This list is composed partially of novels I read in school and adored and partially of novels I wish were required reading.
This novel is heartbreaking and eye opening. It’s especially important for Canadian education. As a Canadian it is devastating how little aboriginal history and culture are touched upon in our schools. Actually, any of Joseph Boyden’s novels would be a good pick.
This novel has complicated characters you can connect with who are caught up in a chilling murder plot. I can only imagine the discussion this would churn up among students. The whole anti-hero dilemma that plagues so many books is beautifully illustrated in this novel.
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