Back to School Series: Books I read in high school part 2

In the third installment of the Back to School Series, I am returning to high school again to focus on my senior year. I thought I had already posted this but apparently I forgot to schedule it. In the last post, I focused on books in grades 9-11, but in my senior year, I took AP (advanced placement), which was essentially a college-level course. We had an aggressive reading list and we read so many great books that year that ultimately solidified my love for the classics and diversified my reading.

Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

“Pride and Prejudice” is one of the classics that I had fell in love with a year prior when I read it privately so I was excited to read it again in a class setting. It also involved watching the older version of the movie.

Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte

Another book that I had already fallen in love with but a class setting provides a whole other perspective. It was another book that we had to watch the movie that went along with it but I can’t remember which version.

Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

I think had it not been for school, I may never have read this book. I had known the story of Frankenstein through the version that Hollywood has depicted but the book is a whole other monster. I absolutely loved the book and was surprised by how much it would impact me. I will say the Robert D’Niro version is the closest adaptation of the book.

Death of Salesman” by Arthur Miller

This was one of several plays that we read and I absolutely loved it. If there was one thing I remember about this play was how vivid the writing was and how emotional it was.

The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams

Another great play that I had never heard of until we had to read it in class. I am due to read this again because the details are now a little fuzzy, but I remember thoroughly enjoying it at the time.

Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw

Many probably know this one as “My Fair Lady” which was a movie starring Audrey Hepburn. The movie is actually very similar to the book, but it was very interesting reading it anyway.

Macbeth” by William Shakespeare

This was probably my favorite Shakespeare that I read throughout my high school career. Honestly, if it wasn’t for school, I probably would never have read Shakespeare at all.

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