We all had to read things in school that we didn’t like … but what about something you read for a class that you ended up liking (or loving)? An author you discovered that you might not have found? A genre you hadn’t thought about?
I recall being pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading My Antonia by Wila Cather as a high school junior.
Growing up, I attended several different school systems due to family moves. I found it interesting to see which books were used as curriculum at certain age levels. Because of this, I read Catcher in the Rye and To Kill A Mockingbird on my own and I think I enjoyed them more. Sometimes I look back and wonder what the class discussions on the books might have been like, though.