Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Sheri's Choices: To be frank, this was a difficult Top Ten list. I think required reading is what often makes teenagers not like reading. So I was curious to find out if high school required readings lists today are like the ones I had in high school. After a quick look on the web, I was pleasantly surprised to find some very recent YA fiction and also a little dismayed to find some classics missing. So I've decided to identify five books I was required to read that made a lasting impression. I was able to come up with a more contemporary YA choice for two of them but not the other three.....any suggestions?
1. Woman on the Edge of Time with Divergent
2. Animal Farm with Hunger Games (Totalitarian States Always Bad)
3. The Scarlet Letter
4. The Well of Loneliness
5. Romeo and Juliet
1. Dracula by Bram Stoker paired with Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
2. Lord of the Flies by William Golding paired with Gone (the series) by Michael Grant
3. Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank paired with The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
4. 1984 by George Orwell paired with Feed by M.T. Anderson
5. The Odyssey by Homer paired with Looking for Alaska by John Green