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Top Ten Books I Was "Forced" to Read
Axie's Top 5 Books
It was a privilege to read this book. My boss at the time (I interned for Writers House) told me to read it. Let's just say I teared up while reading it (I AM RIDICULOUS). This book is THAT funny. It brings tears to the eyes. I then read the sequel before it was printed and died. Ghost Axie is writing this. Also, my edition of Extra Yarn is signed by Jon Klassen, who I met, and who is incredibly good looking.
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
This book doesn't come out until April 1, 2014. Be prepared, world. It's epic. I read the manuscript while I was interning and I KNEW it was going to be published--it was that good.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I had to read The Night Circus so that I could review it for The Figment Review, when I reviewed for them, which apparently was never put up (I just googled myself). Maybe I'll put up my review here on this blog because I genuinely liked the book and wrote a glowing review for it!
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
I read this for a college class about PIRATES. Just kidding. It was a class about...The Atlantic World. Also, I want this shirt. It's the entire The Tempest written on a shirt. (This would have really helped for tests in that class).
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jaqueline Kelly
I read this in preparation for my internship at Folio Literary (Apparently, I'm the ultimate intern). They rep this book. Again, it was no chore to read about Calpurnia. She's like the Texan Anne of Green Gables.
Kat's Top 5 Books
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (AP Language in HS) - ended up loving it. I think I was the most excited to read this book out of my whole reading list though. Because ever since I read The Giver, I had a thing for dystopians. After this I read Clockwork Orange, Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, Alas Babylon (I was a dystopian hipster, I was into them before they were cool...)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Honors English in HS) - One of my Favorite Books. I am fascinated with how children deal with disasters/on their own.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling (friend) - No lie, I was super against reading this book for the longest time and finally the first movie came out and my best friend, Jenna, insisted I read the book before going to see the film. Suffice it to say, I owe my new found magical powers to Jenna.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (parents)- My parents wanted to take my sister and myself to see the musical. It was going to be our first musical ever and at the young age of 9, I was super excited. UNTIL, they said we had to read the book first. WTF?! That thing was long! And complicated! Well, I got away with reading the kiddie version, but my sister was two years older and she had to read the big-ass Victor Hugo version (sucker).
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin (friend) - Again, forced to read by a neighbor before he would "allow" me to watch the show. I read the first book in less than a week. Then spent the rest of the month reading books 2 - 4. LOVE Song of Ice and Fire.