Welcome to yet another Top Ten Tuesday! This book meme is hosted by the lovely people over at The Broke and Bookish and this week’s topic is:
Top Ten Books I was Forced to Read.
Reason #1 why I envy other countries’ educational system is because they are forced to read books in their English/Literature classes. The Philippines don’t have that, sadly. We only read the short stories on textbooks maybe because providing copies of novels are expensive for the Government, so I wasn’t forced to read much. For this Tuesday, I only have five books on my list.
♥ #1 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
OMG probably the most boring book ever? Sorry if you love it but I sure as hell didn’t. I loved Anna Karenina, but this one I couldn’t bring myself to even like. I read this because of a dare. Someone said I couldn’t read a book that thick so yeah I guess I was ‘forced’ to prove them wrong.
♥ #2 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I was forced to read this because of a report during my junior year. Had to buy my own copy but it was well worth it. This is one of my most favorite books of all time.
♥ #3 Atonement by Ian McEwan
Forced to read this because my godfather gave it to me and I felt like it would be impolite not to? I liked it very much though. A +
♥ #4 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
See reason for #3 except I didn’t like this book as much. It was just okay.
♥ #5 The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess
This is my niece’s favorite book and she’s like, 5 years old. Sometimes I read this to her before her bed time until I found myself unable to stop even when she already fell asleep. I liked it though. :D
So that’s it for me this week! How about you? Leave me links and comments and let’s talk! Happy reading!