Books I was FORCED to read throughout School

Inspired by @kalikambo. The covers of the copies are the exact ones I had to use when I read them
  1. Nathan der Weise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1779)
    Engl. Nathan the Wise. a German classic. I only remember that I found it incredible boring.
  2. Antigone by Sophocles (ca. 450 BC)
    no comment...
  3. Die Leiden des jungen Werthers by Johann W. von Goethe (1774)
    Engl. The Sorrows of Young Werther. Also a German classic. I kind of liked it.
  4. Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts by Joseph von Eichendorff (1826)
    Engl. Memoirs of a Good-For-Nothing. It's a German classic and a typical romantic novella that children in school are forced to read.
  5. Bahnwärter Thiel by Gerhart Hauptmann (1906)
    Couldn't find a translation of that. Hauptmann received a Nobel prize in literature 1912 for another book. I remember "Bahnwärter Thiel" and kind of liked it.
  6. Faust by Johann W. von Goethe (1808)
    I liked that book. Every school kid has to read that.
  7. Die Verwandlung by Franz Kafka (1915)
    Engl. The Metamorphosis. I love this book. I definitely recommend it. Kafka is one of the best authors ever.
  8. Leben des Galilei by Bertholt Brecht (1943)
    Engl. Life of Galileo. An epic theatre play.
  9. 1984 by George Orwell (1949)
    I love to read dystopian stories and found that book very fascinating.
  10. Schöne neue Welt by Aldous Huxley (1932)
    Engl. Brave new world. One of my favorite books. Very good.
  11. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
    Disturbing and Fascinating. I went to a catholic school and still wonder how my teacher could had got that book on our schedule...
  12. Die Blechtrommel by Günter Grass (1959)
    Engl. The Tin Drummer. Also disturbing in a way, but I love it. Grass got a Nobel prize for that book and the film of the book got an Oscar. Highly recommended.
  13. Homo Faber by Max Frisch (1957)
    Strange story, but very good.
  14. Ein fliehendes Pferd by Martin Walser (1978)
    There is no translation. I like that book.
  15. Im Westen nichts Neues by Erich Maria Remarque (1928)
    Engl. All Quiet on the Western Front. A book about a young German soldier at the western front in the First World War. Highly recommended.
  16. Der Vorleser by Bernhard Schlink (1995)
    Engl. The Reader. I love the book and the movie. The movie even got an Oscar.
  17. Die Welle by Morton Rhue (1981)
    Engl. The Wave. Frightening and good story. The movie is also good though.
  18. Holes by Louis Sacher (1998)
    First and only book I read in English class. I knew that book already because I read it in German when I was younger.
  19. Krabat by Otfried Preußler (1971)
    Also one of my favorite youth books. A bit spooky and exciting.