In high school, I remember Romeo and Juliet as a required reading in English class. For Filipino class that would be Ibong Adarna, Noli me tangere, and El filibusterismo. All of them I considered chores. Except, book reports because I can choose which ones to read.
Book Culture: Why required reading is hurting America https://medium.com/@connorgrooms/book-culture-8dec6fc52904