Thursday 3 August 2017

10 Must-Read Books That Should be Mandatory Reading in High School

I just came across this very interesting list this morning. It wasn't at all what I suspected. Just a little list, a mere ten books, and still with four that I've never heard of. 

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

Citizen - Claudia Rankine

The House of Spirits - Isabel Allende

Persepolis. The Story of a Childhood - Marjane Satrapi

The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy

Parable of the Sower - Octavia E. Butler 

Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie (see my review)

Angels in America - Tonu Kushner


It's nice to see The Handmaid's Tale cropping up on lots of lists lately. I need to reread it sometime soon, I read it way back in the 80s I think. Naturally I also need to make some time to watch the series. Persepolis is on lots of lists too. I bought it, I need to read it. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What an interesting list. I've read The God of Small Things, and it's probably the saddest books I've ever read. Roy is one amazing writer. There are several here that I'd want to read too. Also some time ago I'd read that Americanah is to be made into a movie. Hope that is forthcoming. Good to be back on your blog Louise. Keep in touch. :) – Arti