Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
This week’s theme is Back to School/Learning Freebie. I won’t lie to you, I had absolutely no idea what to do for this week’s theme. In fact, I wasn’t even going to do it because I couldn’t come up with, well, what to even do with it. In the end I decided to dig down into the deep (and I mean deep) recesses of my mind and come up with books that were required reading for me through school that I actually got something from, whether that something was enjoyment or I learned something from.
- The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
- Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
- Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1) by Dante Alighieri
- Candide by Voltaire
- The Alchemist by Ben Jonson
- Richard III (Wars of the Roses #8) by William Shakespeare
Can you tell what I majored in during those college years? If you guessed English you would be correct! What did I get out these works being required reading? I developed a love of old playwrights, specifically Christopher Marlowe. If you at all enjoy reading plays I would recommend that you look further into Marlowe, past the Doctor Faustus that most people are at least passingly familiar with.