I’ve been thinking long and hard about what I would really like to read, and what I think I should read. I’ve even asked google what I should read.
However I did come to the conclusion that, while being a rather poor (textbooks are wiping out my book fund), I should use the books I’ve already got. Or books that I can catch a Kindle copy for under £1. And this is what I came up with, you won’t find many vampire’s, witches or other supernaturals here:
|1||The Canterbury Tales||1475||Geoffrey Chaucer|
|2||Tess of the D’Urbervilles||1891||Thomas Hardy|
|3||The Importance of Being Earnest||1895||Oscar Wilde|
|4||Lady Chatterley’s Lover||1928||D.H. Lawrence|
|5||Parade’s End||1928||Ford Madox Ford|
|7||The Crew||1999||Dougie Brimson|
|9||On Stranger Tides||1987||Tim Powers|
|10||Half of a Yellow Sun||2006||Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie|
|11||Jane Eyre||1847||Charlotte Bronte|
Each text in this list has a reason for being chosen. One was recommended to me by a teacher, many years ago. Two I have studied and found it difficult to see the story beneath the analysis. One was a Amazon Freebie. Another I enjoyed watching, while another I would love to see. And three I bought with the intention of reading, and just haven’t yet. And one is a favourite of mine.
I’m unlikely to read them in that order, and there may be others I add to the list as I go. But this is my starting line, with the photo finish being the last page of the last book.
While the list is short and my summer stupidly long, I know that there are going to be other things taking up pieces of my time. I will be trying to get a job, I’ve got to be prepared for any possible re-sit exams (I’m hoping that there will only be one), and I have next years texts to get a head start on. Yet I am going to make time for this reading. And maybe I’ll count some of my text books and cases towards this reading list; some are honestly interesting.