[DISC] Six Books I’m Happy to Have Read in High School

Hi, lovelies! 💮 Today I was thinking about my high school life and the books I used to read every day in class. No, I don’t mean the ‘classics’ and the ones we have to read because of the English class, I mean the ones we loved.

I don’t know if it was the same for you guys but in my school, we had 10 minutes of reading before every single class period. I would devour book after book. In English, I was in the accelerated reading class and books were my life. High school was an okay experience for me, reading made it better.

I read so many good books during those four years but these defined my reading tastes. They were all different and amazing on their own, I read many but these six stood out for different reasons.

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – I read it during my Junior year and boy was I surprised. The plot was not something that I found amazing, it was the writing and the execution of the whole book. It was mesmerizing.
  • Sanctuary by Nora Roberts – Talk about suspense and thriller. This was my first Nora Roberts’ book and it was amazing. The story, the creepiness of it, the characters!
  • Disclosure by Michael Crichton – I have never read something like this book but I had a Micahel Crichton period during HS and this one was one of the books I picked up. The aspect of sexual harassment wasn’t something I looked forward to reading. But the book was incredibly addicting, page-turner.
  • Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie – The only good thing about the English class in my Junior year. I hated the class but this book was the best out of it. I have never read Agatha until this moment and until today is still one of my favorite books.
  • Life as we Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer – This was an eye-opener for me. I didn’t like reading about the ending of the world as we know it or about world destruction so reading this one was almost a surprise for me. Still, it was an amazing read, very addicting.
  • Seduce the Darkness by Gena Showalter – First read by Ms. Showalter but not the first within this genre. This genre (paranormal romance) is one of my favorite ones and boy was I surprised to find this gem in my Early Childhood’s classroom, and recommended by my almost 60 years old teacher. The plot, word building, and characters were spectacular.

Special mentions;

  • Deception Point by Dan Brown
  • Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • Rising Sun by Michael Crichton
  • The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
  • Sphere by Michael Crichton

6 thoughts on “[DISC] Six Books I’m Happy to Have Read in High School

  1. becca

    Ah yes, independent reading time… the highlight of grade school!!! Love that you remember the books that stuck with you during high school… those all look like great reads!!

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