Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught High School English

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this is an original meme created by the broke and bookish. to use this image, link back to naga sanctuary
Boy, that is a big title.

Top Ten Books that would be on my syllabus if I taught high school English

I'm just gonna casually drop authors with all their works as one book, ok? Mkay.

10. The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

I can't write even write a goddamn review of this book, THE FEELS I FELT WHILE READING THIS OMG *dead*.

9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

There's a lot to learn from this book, especially if you're young.

8. All of Paulo Coelho's Works

Cause of reasons.

7. The diaries of Anais Nin

There are no words to express my love for this woman and her writing, her personality, her way of thinking, analyzing, her everything.

6. Hannibal

Self explanatory. Big fan, big fan.

5. All of Charles Bukowski's Works

I do enjoy Bukowski a whole lot. His writting style is raw, intense, something that definitely should be read more in schools, instead of the usual literature.

4. All of Pablo Neruda's Works

I don't know actually whether he's taught in some schools or not, I just know that in my school, the answer was not. He wrote the best poems I've ever read and that's saying a lot.

3. Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling

Should I even say why? No.

2. All of Haruki Murakami's Works

1. Every book, every biography of Tesla and Van Gogh

Because they are my inspiration for everything and they can be an inspiration to literally anyone. The combination of these two may seem weird, like why would I even put them in the same sentence, one is a painter, one is an engineer (among others). Well, I've got a soft spot for geniuses who weren't acknowledged in their time. I could literally write a book about how Tesla and Van Gogh pretty much drove me to be more ambitionate in life and how they made me see that the work that you make is important, despite what everyone might say to bring you down. Fuck 'em. Do your thing.

unless your thing is something illegal, in which case, don't do your thing

What's your top ten? :)

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  1. Cool list!! I would love to read more about Tesla for sure. The more I see things on the History Channel about him, the more intrigued I get. I also totally agree with HP and Perks. Both important books that young people should definitely read before they graduate. Thanks for stopping by my list :)

    1. I'm still wondering why HP is not already being taught in schools >.> I'm pretty sure this is gonna happen eventually though.

      Thank you for stopping by as well! ^^

  2. i totally agree with Harry Potter! and i haven't read the perks yet, but it is on my TBR! great list!

    1. Perks is an amazing and very quick read, you'll love it ^^

  3. Flawless list is flawless. I would love to have you as my English teacher ;)