Can you truly enjoy a book you've been forced to read? in General Book Discussions Posted October 6, 2011 · Report reply At school we were 'forced' to read Joby, a kind of Loving, A kestrel for a Knave, Lord of the Flies and Of Mice and Men. Gotta say, I loved them all apart from A kind of Loving. As an A-level student I was forced to read Death of a Salesman, Richard the III, The French Lieutenant's Woman and The Wife of Bath, Prologue and Tale. Only the Wife of Bath left me feeling grubby!! Although I've been lent books by enthusiastic friends and reading said books felt like pugatory.