Top Ten Tuesday: School Freebie

By: Manuela Soares

Hello readers, and welcome back to Functionally Fictional and this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. This time, I figured it would be fun to do a topic from the official TTT post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is School Freebie (In honor of school starting up soon, come up with a topic that somehow ties to school/education. The book could be set at school/college, characters could be teachers, books with school supplies on the cover, nonfiction titles, books that taught you something or how to do something, your favorite required reading in school, books you think should be required reading, your favorite banned books, etc.)

So, going with that prompt, here’s my list of books that are a combination of required reading that I enjoyed, banned books that I loved, and books that taught me.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Fav. Required Reading)

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Fav. Required Reading)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Fav. Required Reading & Banned Book)

His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman (Banned & I believe there was a school or learning environment involved at some point)

Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling (Banned, takes place in a school, & was introduced to me while I was in elementary school)

Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz (Banned)

The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser (Fav. Required Reading & Learning Experience)

The Book of Laughter & Forgetting by Milan Kundera (Fav. Required Reading)

Critical Theory Today by Lois Tyson (Book for school that taught me more about Literary Theory than the assigned book)

The Oxford Very Short Introductions Series (Required Reading, Non-fiction, & taught me things)

What are some books that you enjoy(ed) that fit this week’s prompt?

Happy Reading!

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