TTT: "Forced" to read books

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I was "Forced" to Read in One Way or Another

TTT is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - I read this book in high school and I loved it. I think this one is due for a re-read.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - I also read this one in high school and didn't take to it all that well, however I re-read it this summer and loved it. I will be re-reading it again in the upcoming month for a college course I'm taking.

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - I just read this one for the same college class I mentioned above. This was my first Hemingway novel and I loved it! I can't wait to read more by him. 

Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck - This is another one I read in high school that I really loved. I have been thinking about this one as of late and I think it's also due for a re-read.

A Good Man is Hard to Find (a short story) by Flannery O'Connor - When I first read this one in high school, I hated it! But it stuck with me for the second time I read it last fall in a college course, I actually really liked it. I loved the unexpectedness of this one and the different representations that can come out of it. 

Divergent by Veronica Roth - When I first heard about this book it was in comparison to The Hunger Games and I was completely turned off by that - I didn't want anything to replace The Hunger Games to me. However, after hearing how good this book was on a consistent basis, I decided to give it a try and boy, was it amazing!

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles - This book has been out for awhile and I kept resisting it thinking that it was one of those cheesy romances. After hearing how great it was from a trusty blogger, I succumbed and read it and fell in love with it.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - I don't know if I would have read this book had I not heard so many great things about it from the book/reading community. I'm so glad I gave this one a shot, what an amazing story!

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green - I was hesitant for so long to read this one, I was scared that it wouldn't live up to my high expectations that I gained from hearing how phenomenal this book is. I was also nervous for all the feels it would bring me. I don't regret diving into this book nor do I regret the feels it gave me. 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer - Another book that I don't think I would have picked up if it hadn't been all the good things I was hearing about it. I'm so glad that I branched out and read this one. 


  1. Great list! I also need to reread To Kill a Mockingbird -- read it in high school, and I can barely remember it!

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  2. Perfect chemistry was good. I've been hesitant to read The Fault in Our Stars because I didn't like his book Finding Alaska. Cinder has been on my TBR list forever.

  3. Great list! I have to read the Perfect Chemistry series and Cinder. I feel like I'm missing out.

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  4. I had to read To Kill A Mockingbird in high school. I wasn't a big fan. The Fault in Our Stars made me cry like a baby.

  5. I loved The Great Gatsby, The Fault in our Stars & Divergent, such great books. I really want to read Cinder, I've heard some really amazing things about it. My TTT


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