Everyone has those books that they were required to read in high school or college that they just hated. Here is a list of my least favorite required readings, which is by no means comprehensive.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
These are considered classics, but they did nothing for me except lessen my opinion of classic works. That is not to say that I do not enjoy classics- I love Edgar Allen Poe, and Lord of the Flies was like the original Hunger Games to me.
What “required readings” made it on your bookish black list?