14 Books From High School You Should Re-Read As An Adult

I’m proud to say that I’ve read and re-read 8.5 of these books. You just can’t beat the classics!

Thought Catalog

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte/2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

While it’s wonderful that both Bronte novels are considered required reading in high school, they’re great to rediscover as an adult. It’s fascinating to look at the dynamic of the relationships between characters. They’re highly romanticized in popular culture, and in our youth, but both Rochester from Jane Eyre and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights are actually the template for the “bad boys” we see in media today.

ann-ueno-great-gatsby-book-cover-23. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The version of this you read in high school, is not the version you’ll get as an adult. Fitzgerald was saying so much more beyond the green light and the T.J. Eckleberg sign. For instance, did you realize the amount of cocaine in that novel? Or the fact that all of those characters were actually awful people? The “grown-up” version of this novel has…

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