I hated English Lit, but I was good at it so I stuck with it and it got me my only A at A-Level. Admittedly the GCSE stuff is shockingly boring but I really enjoyed the A-Level course because the literature used was much more "adult". OK Frankenstein was crap, but we studied John Donne poetry (who was a very, very rude man it has to be said!) and a play called The Rover (funny, witty and entertaining) as well as the only bit of Shakespeare I genuinely like - The Merchant of Venice.
Writing about Donne in the exams was amusing, talking about some of his poems, such as The Flea, and having to comment about the way that in the 1600s printers often used the letter F as S, so the line "It suck'd me first, and now sucks thee" meant a little more than it would first appear, not to mention that the poem was written to persuade a virgin girl he fancied to let him get his leg over...It's a bizarre experience being allowed to talk about sex and legitimately using the words "fuck" and "c*nt" in an exam!