Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.
This week’s topic: Back to school time! What’s your favorite book that you had to read for a class?
I was one of the people who actually read every one of the books I was assigned to read for class, so I have a large number to choose from. It took me awhile to make a decision, but I think I’m going to pick Housekeeping by Marylyn Robinson. It’s a short, beautifully written book about a little girl who goes to live with her aunt after her mother commits suicide. I read it my junior year of college for my introductory creative writing class and absolutely loved it.
Other books I remember loving were Great Expectations which I read as a freshman in high school, and A Separate Peace which I read, I think, as a junior in high school. I can’t even begin to go through the books I read when I was in the MFA program. There were so many I’m sure to miss at least a million but Jazz by Toni Morrison, Fishing The Sloe-Black River by Column McCann, and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard stand out.
How about you? What was your favorite book that you had to read for a class?