Classics are out as summer reading. Teachers are more likely to assign popular books by authors like Barbara Kingsolver, Dave Eggers or John Grisham. OK, I can see why Shakespeare might not be the best choice for solo summer readers, but why not tell students to enjoy Jane Eyre or Tale of Two Cities or Hemingway’s short stories? I think it’s because the teachers making these assignments don’t enjoy reading literature themselves.
Summer schlock Classics are out