Required Reading

Came across this article on the TED website about required reading around the world. You can check it out here.

I’m unaware of there being an official required reading book in my country. I guess it was very common to read Lord of the Flies in English class, but I don’t think it was essential.

Anyway, happy to be able to check off: USA – To Kill A Mockingbird, Germany – The Diary of Anne Frank, and Pakistan – The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

Next goal: Cien años de soledad by Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia).

Any other “required reading” books that you can add to the list?

4 thoughts on “Required Reading

  1. BookerTalk May 11, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Thanks for directing me to that link Fiona – of that list I’ve read just 5 titles, many of the others I have never heard of. I’m not surprised at some of the the choices though – Confucius, Tolstoy, Gandhi.


    • Fiona May 27, 2017 / 2:47 pm

      Hi Karen, thanks for your message. I totally agree, Gandhi and Tolstoy were fairly predictable choices. I’d be interested to know who is your favourite Welsh author? Or book set in Wales?


      • BookerTalk May 30, 2017 / 1:03 pm

        A few books set in Wales that I really enjoyed are The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis and a trilogy by Sharon Penman which begins with Here be Dragons


      • Fiona June 5, 2017 / 9:43 am

        Thanks for those suggestions 🙂

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