We all know we're supposed to read all the books that get assigned in class, and actually doing the reading tends to help with getting a better score (especially on reading quizzes). But let's be real, no one actually has the time to get it all done all the time. Between extracurriculars, homework from other classes, and staying caught up with The Bachelor, you have to make some sacrifices. Unfortunately for english teachers, those tend to come in deciding which books will actually be read for class, and which ones just get a quick once-over on Sparknotes.
But amidst the torture that ensues from being forced to read portions of All the Pretty Horses and Dubliners, there can be a few gems. So here is my list of the books I actually read (in full) for school and that you should read too.