Thursday, 19 July 2012

Book Round up!

One of my friends does an English Literature degree (incidently she graduated yesterday as well and she's now getting funded for a PHD!) so we were talking about that and recommended a book to me which got me thinking, people don't really talk to each other about books enough!  Maybe I should sign up at a local book club, but lord knows I'm being old school enough going to the library!  Instead I thought I'd do something on here, and maybe other people have some favourites they want to mention. Spread the wealth, ladies!
Favourite Books of All Time
The Grown Up Stuff
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Not So-Grown Up Stuff
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Harry Potter Collection by J.K.Rowling
Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

And these are some of the books that I've recently read/am reading/am about to read:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 
Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature. 

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini ☆:
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to the post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them.
It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Anglelou ☆:
In the first volume of an extraordinary autobiographical series, one of the most inspiring authors of our time recalls--with candor, humor, poignancy and grace--how her journey began.  In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou describes her coming of age as a precocious but insecure black girl in the American South during the 1930s and subsequently in California during the 1940s. Maya’s parents divorce when she is only three years old and ship Maya and her older brother, Bailey, to live with their paternal grandmother, Annie Henderson, in rural Stamps, Arkansas. Annie, whom they call Momma, runs the only store in the black section of Stamps and becomes the central moral figure in Maya’s childhood.

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence ☆:
Constance Chatterley feels trapped in her sexless marriage to the invalid Sir Clifford.  Unable to fulfil his wife emotionally or physically,Clifford encourages her to have a liasonwith a man of their own class.But Connie is attracted instead toMellors, her husband's game-keeper, with whom she embarks on a passionate affair that brings new life to the stifled existence.  Can she find true equality with Mellors, despite the vast gulf between their positions in society?

Just started reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson, and next on my list are:
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

And that's all in a month!  I realise this looks a tad obsessive right now and you're probably thinking why am I reading this nut-jobs blog again?! If so, my apologies! Doing Maths I quite literally haven't read fiction for nearly a year, so I'm loving it!

Muchos love,


  1. wow!
    I am not much of a reader but I do like the great gatsby!
    I hope you have fun!
    have a great day!

    1. Yeah you can't be the American Classics! Hope you have a great day too!xoxox