Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read In School

Thinking back on my school days, I read a lot of books.  Some that I loved, and others that seemed like torture!  Since the new school year is approaching, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday from the marvelous The Broke and The Bookish is a Back to School Freebie.  I’ve decided to share my 10 favorite books (and a few honorable mentions) from elementary school through high school!

Elementary School:

1. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

2. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Middle School:

3. The Giver by Lois Lowry

4. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

High School:

5. Slaughter-House-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

6. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

7. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

8. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

9. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

10. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Honorable Mentions:


20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read In School

  1. Where the Red Fern Grows!!! 😭😭😭 That book destroyed me. I was NOT warned before reading it and I’ll never forget the epic heartbreak that book gave me. I was PISSED. Also, I LOVED The Outsiders. I read The Catcher in the Rye on my own because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and I was shocked at how much I hated it. I’m glad I didn’t end up having it in an English class, because the paper I would have written about it would have been scathing. 🙂


    1. I KNOW! I remember finishing Where the Red Fern Grows on a plane and I was a mess! I loved Catcher in the Rye but I also had a really amazing teacher that year, so that could have been a big part of it.


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