Despite no longer being in school myself, the recent start of a new school year has inspired me.
Textbooks are generally such dreaded things it seems, and sometimes for good reason. Especially when it’s a required class that you have no interest in.
It also seems that many people, especially in high school, never even bothered reading the textbooks at all. But I did. I was that person. I have literally read entire textbooks for some classes. And I have the feeling many of my fellow bookworms may have also been that person :-P And you know what? Some of them actually weren’t so bad!
So here we are, a quick, fun post about textbooks!
(And check back in the coming weeks for a discussion about your favorite and least favorite required reading books!)
Textbooks I Actually Enjoyed
(I’m sorry, I don’t know the specific titles of the books, so I’m just going to do this by subject.)
AP Environmental Science – High School
Not only was some of this genuinely interesting or just important to know, the book would occasionally crack these really lame but funny jokes. It wasn’t very often, but that almost made it even better because it was like they were these little hidden surprises only there for the people who actually read all of it.
Intro to Psychology – University
I’ve always been interested in psychology but never got the chance to take it in high school, so I was super excited about this class and really enjoyed it. And though I’ve probably forgotten plenty, I still remember quite a bit.
Sociology of Sexuality – University
I’m also interested in sociology, and for my major I had to take an upper level sociology class, and this one ended up being super interesting, covering topics like the past when women were thought to have “hysteria,” the Kinsey Scale and different sexual orientations, and a whole bunch of other stuff that I can’t actually remember because I took this class five years ago lol. Still learned a lot at the time though!
Intro to Marketing – University
Marketing is another thing I find interesting, and it relates to psychology and sociology in many ways.