My school year finally came to an end, so I thought I should recap what I have read in English class this year! I was in a sophomore English class with a focus on world history (sophomores take world history from 1500-today), so these books cover a bunch of fascinating perspectives. Have you read any of these in school or for leisure? Let me know in the comments!
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Mini Review: I am not usually big on war novels, but this one was incredibly moving! The usage of symbolism is incredible, and I found myself touched by many of the characters.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Mini Review: I LOVED this play! I have read a couple of Shakespeare’s plays, but Macbeth has been my favorite! I highly reccomend seeing it in action on stage if you can!
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
Mini Review: The social commentary in this play is impeccable, and I found the main character to be a fascinating individual.
Night by Elie Wiesel
Mini Review: This book was so powerful and was one of the most painful books I have ever read. I am so glad it was included in my school's curriculum as it sends an important message about never forgetting the evils which occurred during the Holocaust.
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Mini Review: This was my favorite book I had to read this year! Before we started, our teacher showed us a Ted Talk given by the author (clickhere to watch). It was a powerful introduction to this moving story. It is a difficult read, but it is well worth your time.
102 Minutes by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
Mini Review: This is such an informative book about the events of 9/11 within the Twin Towers. It provided me with a new perspective about 9/11 since I was not alive when it occurred. If you want to hear my thoughts in detail about this book, check out my full review here.
These are all of the books I was required to read for my sophomore English class! Overall, I was really pleased by the choices my teacher made, and I enjoyed completing assignments based upon these books. Have you read any of these? If so, let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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6/24/2018 03:52:43 pm
Good point about AQotWF. It was an incredibly written book, but it just didn’t resonate quite as much with me. Macbeth was quite interesting and I enjoyed learning it a lot!
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Hello, My name is Sydney and I enjoy reading books and watching Disney movies. My reading tastes vary, but I often find myself drawn to classic literature and fantasy. I live in the US and will start studying English literature at university next fall. On this blog, I will discuss my love for books and other fun tidbits. Enjoy!