What a fun list this week! Since I'm not too many (read "two") years away from a twentieth reunion, the books that I remember when I think back to high school are the ones I spent the most time with. So, without further ado ...
Three Books That Take You Back To High School
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens - Mrs. Murphy would never forgive me if I had forgotten this book by now. We spent what seemed like months analyzing this book to death -- themes, characters, settings, etc. I'm only now getting to the point where I'm considering a re-read! I wish I still had the group paper we wrote on it but I passed it on to my brother when he had the class.
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck - This may have been the most painful reading experience of my life. I can't stand this book. Luckily, one of the characters had the middle name of my boyfriend at the time and so I sketched in his first and last names around every instance of the character name. That distracted me enough to get me through the dustbowl. My brother didn't appreciate inheriting my copy of the book though! I think he convinced my mom to buy him a new one.
- My Antonia by Willa Cather - This book actually has good memories as it's one of the first adult books that my mom recommended to me. Along with Gone With the Wind, Jane Eyre and some other random books, this one means something to me because it meant something to her as a young reader. I read it a couple of times when I was young but haven't visited it in a while.
Letting these novels take me back,