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Books that Most Teachers force you to read...might as well enjoy them!
From Julius Caesar to Catch 22, from To Kill a Mockingbird to The Kite Runner...you're going to have to read some books for school that are good..and others won't be great.   Print this list Print this list
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Cover Art: The hound of the Baskervilles /
The hound of the Baskervilles
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
The Hound of the Baskervilles is an overall good book, and Arthur Conan Doyle is a very well esteemed author, but I almost fell asleep while reading it. It's a murder mystery involving the Baskerville family (of 1) and a large dog along with it's owner that says "Sick 'im". Hang in there until the end because then you won't be able to put it down.
Adult Fiction DOYLE
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Cover Art: Romeo and Juliet /
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
I just finished this for my English class and while a lot is very metaphorical, and other parts are ummm...rude, it really isn't a terribly difficult play. The test is an entirely different story. It goes the way that everyone says: Two people fall in love, and then all the characters (literally) end up dying. It's sad, but it is an extremely good book. So the next time your teacher says that you will be reading Shakespeare don't grumble or groan. It's not all that bad.
Adult Nonfiction Book 822.33 U3
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Cover Art: Antigone /
Antigone
Sophocles
Adult Nonfiction Book 882.01 So66
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Cover Art: Oedipus the King /
Oedipus the King
Sophocles
Ok! So for those who don't know about this book, it's kind of gross. If you know about greek mythology, you'll like this one. You know that Zeus married his sister, Hera. Well, Oedipus is a kid who was born and his parents heard of a prophecy that he would kill his father, and marry his mother. So they decide to put him on a mountain as a poor defenseless baby so he dies. Once you get past the gross part of him marrying his mom, the book has some great lessons in it (like how no matter how hard you try, you can't avoid fate). Read it, it's kind of hard to understand, but it's short and managable. Read it!!! It's fun to try to relate it to modern day.
Adult Nonfiction Book 882.01 So66
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