All that I can remember:
Stig of the Dump
Romeo & Juliet
Lord of the Flies
Of Mice and Men
Pretty standard desu. It was kind of merged into media, so we also analysed some films in the same way we'd do so for a book. We did Shrek & The Fifth Element and something else I forget
And there were a bunch of poems by some British poets I can't even remember the names of. One of them is currently the poet laureate if I recall though. I thought their poems stunk
Well I read out of school assignments, fortunately.
In school assigned:
2 cantos of Inferno translated to colloquial 21st century English prose
Romeo and Juliet
some ray bradbury stories I think
some african folk stories
maybe something else but it wasn't good
Tale of Two Cities
think we did Merchant of Venice, still have THE QUALITY OF MERCY down cold at this point cuz I remembered we spent a week on it and it got me to love Shakes-bard
uh a lot of multikulti garbage
I'm sure we read some okay stuff on top of this
fast food nation (lol)
some mark twain stuff
catcher in the rye
something else, no shakespeare this year cuz i was "american lit year" even though we didn't read any GOOD american lit
heart of darkness
poisonwood bible (so bad)
some decent poetry (a lot of Eliot and Keats)
outside of school:
got into Dante and read his entire comedy cover to cover in a few translations, longfellow and ciardi I think
some Nabokov, most of Kafka, pre-Ulysses Joyce, a few chapters of Ulysses, some greek plays, Ovid, the Aeneid
Beckett, Nabokov, Kafka, more Beckett, even more Beckett
Eliot, Auden, Keats, Shelley, some other basic poets
picked up reading as a many-hour-a-day thing in 12th grade and when I got to college I started skipping classes and heading back to the dorm at 2am so I could spend most of the day reading
Besides your typical Of Mice and Men, Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet, etc, there was
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Kite Runner
And in 7th grade (it was a 7-12 school) there was Tom Sawyer and in 8th Huck Finn
I can barely remember and our school was pretty shit so a lot of the time we wouldn't read the whole thing, just some excerpts. I think we did:
Of Mice and Men
Whose Life is it Anyway?
An Inspector Calls
Oh shit I think I read Stig of the Dump too. Wasn't Stig an angel or some shit?
We studied Chicken Run lel
>And there were a bunch of poems by some British poets I can't even remember the names of. One of them is currently the poet laureate if I recall though. I thought their poems stunk
Ooh, did you have that anthology book with the ocean on front?
>Carol Ann Duffy
I hope I never have to read
>Wasn't Stig an angel or some shit?
Yeah, I only remember that and that it kept asking for Chinese food
Yep, that very same one. I enjoyed the 'deep' poems about being half-cast, and the one about Batman and Robin where the poet completely forgets Batman is rich and would never be removing giblets from a chicken by himself
9th grade: Romeo and Juliet, Lord of the Flies, Fahrenheit 451
10th grade: To Kill a Mockingbird, In Cold Blood, Macbeth
11th grade: The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men
12th grade: The Inferno, Brave New World, Hamlet
I genuinely read War and Peace when I was 10 years old. I didn't understand 99.9% of what I read, but I forced myself to read every word anyway because I was trying to one-up my sister who had boasted about reading it when she was 14. The only thing I could ever remember from it was Pierre tying the policeman to a bear and throwing them into the river, that was a pretty funny image for a 10 year old. I think that was on the first few pages though, and I pretty much stopped taking anything in at that point.
I still have the french ones I had to read
la peste Camus
cannibale Didier Daeninckx
Une pièce montée Bladine Le Callet
It's a shame they only asked pointless details to confirm you actually read it, it made reading them a chore they were much more enjoyable when I reread them later.
I ended up not reading a lot of what I was assigned, but I did a lot of my own reading at home.
>some book about a "Native Indian" girl. The teacher was really unenthusiastic about the book and so I never took much of an interest in it. I never finished it.
>The Outsiders (same thing)
>the class at the time was being taught by some teacher in training from Eastern Europe and the kids wouldn't stop bullying him
>at least he made sure we all read the book
>bam, the first assigned book I ever read
>To Kill A Mockingbird
>same teacher as Grade 8
>Lord of the Flies (didn't finish)
>an assigned book of our choice: I chose Slaughterhouse Five.(finished)
>we had to pick from a list
>I chose Nineteen Eighty-four
>everyone else (including the teacher) always derided me for not picking The Stranger
>finished it anyways because fuck them
so my score is 4/7 pretty much
I'd say my high school was pretty pleb.
Animal Farm, Of Mice and Men, bit of Shakespeare, bit of Chaucer, shit contemporary poets like Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and John Agard. I'm pretty sure I was assigned Wuthering Heights and one of Austen's books, but I didn't bother reading them. My school was and still is one of the worst in London. At the time I hated English lessons, but I was into crime fiction and sci-fi and my teacher liked me because I guess I was one of the only students who actually read for fun and could string a coherent sentence together.
Like >>7616546, I also read outside of school but I was in the IB program so in 12th I got a lovely class about jumping through hoops instead of actual reading.
9th in School:
Long Way Gone
More shit that I can't remember
Grapes of Wrath (over summer for 10th)
9th Outside of School:
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Frist three books of Earthsea series
10th in School
Crime and Punishment (over summer in prep for 11th)
10th Outside of School:
A shitload of sci-fi anthologies
Reading crime and Punishment made me enjoy actual literature, so after this point I became a patrician
11th in School:
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Fuckload of poetry
HP Lovecraft anthology
Fuckload of Hemingway
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Most of Poe
Infinite Jest :^)
More environmental lit than I care to think about
In class we read nothing of value, no time outside of class because job + Ib + college shit