In signing up for my own challenge, how embarrassing is it that I’m not sure I can commit to the highest level, Literature Professor? And yet, I am just not sure I can read 12 books I should have read in school. Actually, I have done a pretty decent job of returning to books I should have read, such as Wuthering Heights, The Scarlet Letter, The Great Gatsby, and the like, mainly because I’m a high school English teacher, and if I missed them myself in high school, I can read them as a teacher when I prepare to teach them. But there are a few books I missed or didn’t finish.
- All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
- The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
- Howard’s End by E. M. Forster
I’m going to commit to reading these six books next year, which will be Graduate Student Level if I complete all six.