Being an English undergraduate in my final term means that for the last three years I have read many, many texts: novels, plays, poetry, etc. So many in fact, I couldn’t even begin to guess the exact amount.
Many of these texts I have enjoyed. So many in fact, I couldn’t even begin to list them all here.
Many of these texts have involved Sylvia Plath. So many in fact, I’m beginning to feel as though she is (or much rather was) my sister.
Sorry, I’m being rather tedious.
It’s not that I find my course tedious. I love studying English. Given the chance, I would read texts and write essays for the rest of my life. However, I am restricted to a reading list which consumes EVERY PART of reading time I possibly have. As much as I love many of these reading-list-worthy texts, from time-t0-time I also like to sit back and read something that doesn’t involve a lot of brain power.
One day, before my English degree took over, I even read Katie Price‘s autobiography.
During my time on the degree, I have come across a range of books I’d like to read outside of university, when I get the chance to. Today, I read about a new book that has inspired this post, and will join this list today:
Click on the photographs for the book reviews and details
Er Ist Wieder Da (He’s Back)- Timur Vermes
Ecstasy- Irvine Welsh
Lady Chatterley’s Lover- D.H. Lawrence
The Virgin Suicides- Jeffrey Eugenides
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas- John Boyne
The Casual Vacancy- J.K. Rowling
Nights at the Circus- Angela Carter