8 Books That You Should Have Read in School but Didn't ...

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Many of my friends, myself included, regret not taking the time to read these books that you should have read in school, but didn’t.

They introduced us into a world of literary classics, and we took them for granted.

We found SparkNotes and read summaries of them, but never actually took the time to appreciate them as novels.

I have gone back and re-read a few of the books they assigned in high school and have come to appreciate them on a much higher level.

While you may not be an avid reader anymore, there are still some great books that you should have read in school and that you should take the time to read now.2

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Even if you saw the recent movie with Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby is one of those books that you should have read in school but didn’t.

I blew through the novel in high school and did not pay attention to the symbolism that the novel had to offer.

It gives readers a glimpse into the glamorous life during the Roaring '20s and is a favorite novel among those who take the time to read it.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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