Books I Read at School | Top Ten Tuesday #10

Posted 28th August 2018 by Jordann @thebookbloglife in memes, top ten tuesday / 15 Comments

It’s my first freebie of my Top Ten Tuesday! I thought about doing the books I hated at school, but I thought I would do five of each, one’s that I loved and ones that I hated. I am also including university in this, because I read some really great books during my course. 

Books I Loved


I did a Vampire Fiction module at uni which is why two of the books of my five are vampire books. It was one of my favourite modules and I loved reading the older books and seeing a different aspect to a mythology that was completely oversaturated when I was a kid. The Kite Runner was my introduction to Khaled Hosseini and I’m so glad I read it in high school! Norwegian Wood took me by complete surprise and it’s still one of my favourite books to this day!

Books I Hated


These were all books that I couldn’t connect with, both the characters and the storylines. I think they were all massive disappointments, especially The Great Gatsby – nothing happened in that book until the last two chapters! Plus, Lord of the Rings, I hated Frodo, like seriously hated Frodo which made the whole thing a little unbearable to be honest. 

Let me know what books you loved at school and which books you hated. This list turned out to be a lot harder than I thought it was going to be!


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15 responses to “Books I Read at School | Top Ten Tuesday #10

  1. Oh, man! Gatsby is one of my favorites. 🙂 Just goes to show not every book is for everyone, you know? I can’t stand Wuthering Heights and I know that’s a big favorite for a lot of people. I loved The Kite Runner, too. Have you read any of his other books? Here’s my TTT.

    • Yeah, some people in my class raved about Gatsby, just not for me. I thought it was a little overdone. I love Wuthering Heights, I just wished they would have gotten rid of the bit in the beginning with the weird guy with no place in the story! The Kite Runner is one of my all time favourites! I’ve now read all of his current books and they each blew me away, I mean A Thousand Splendid Suns broke me.

      Thanks for the comment! xo

    • I was really shocked to see how much I liked it. I’m not a huge fan of old books, I think the way they’re written is verbose and dense. But Carmilla will always have a special pplace in my heart!

      Thanks for the comment! xo

    • I remember Great Expectations being unbearably dull, and I’ve tried to read Dickens since and couldn’t get through it all. The Kite Runner is a fantastic book, you should definitely check it out when you get the chance!

      Thanks for the comment! xo

  2. I loved Pride and Prejudice and hated Lord of the Flies and Old Man and the Sea! I loved Lord of the Rings but I didn’t read that one in school! I love your choice for the TTT school freebie!! This is my favorite take on the topic so far 😀

    • I quite liked Lord of the Flies actually, not enough for it to make the list but it wasn’t the worst book I read at school! I think if Lord of the Rings didn’t have Frodo I would have appreciated it more.

      Thank you so much for the comment <3 xo