Going back to school is pretty upsetting (to me at least) because I’m forced to do things like homework, speak in front of the class (the WORST), and learn in a way someone else thinks is best. That includes reading books that I wouldn’t normally choose for myself.
Sometimes I end up enjoying books that I’m forced to read in school, but a lot of the time I just read it because I’m obligated to and then I move on without looking back. I then read a book of my choosing because being forced to read something I didn’t want to read gets me in the mood to read ALL OF THE BOOKS that I like.
Since I feel a lot of sympathy for you readers that are back at school I figured I would share my list of books that I always tend to go for when I am avoiding doing my actual schoolwork.
Some Classics: Classics are fabulous and there is no denying that. Most of the time when we’re required to read books in school they are classics, but quite a few resonated with my friends and me and became favorites. Some of those are Anna Karenina, Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, and Macbeth.
Summer-y Books: No matter what season we’re in, I always get the urge to read summer-y books. The urge is particularly strong in the beginning of the school year because although I’m longing for sweater weather and hot cups of tea, I desperately wish I was still summer so I could live life without the existence of school.
All-time Favorites: Harry Potter. Duh. Never gets old.
Guilty Pleasures: Normally I try to maintain the mindset that I don’t have any guilty pleasures because I don’t want to feel guilty about anything that brings me happiness, but then Fifty Shades of Grey came along. I am aware of its flaws, but no matter what anyone says about this book I will always read it when I need a mood boost.
I hope you enjoy my list/it gives you ideas! If you have any back to school favorites, feel free to share.