Unfortunately, everything that I’m reading at the moment and have been reading recently hasn’t been down to my own choosing. I’ve been pacing through University reading lists, taking in one different novel each week as well as, at least, four poems (some being about the same length as a novel!).
Although I haven’t bought every book below – I’ll admit that I did borrow some from the library…if I didn’t, my bank balance and I would have problems – I have put them all together to show you my haul from over the past month!
I’ve decided to stick solely to the novels for the time being to save it from getting messy and too long, but if you’re interested in seeing the poetry I’ve been reading then just let me know! Furthermore, if you would like to see reviews/ratings on the books I’ve been reading then that’s also something I can get around to doing.
Therefore, in order of publication dates, this is what I have been reading:
Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett (1771):
The Heart of Midlothian by Walter Scott (1818):
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg (1824):
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886):
Magnus Merriman by Erik Linklater (1935):
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark (1961):
I apologise for the over-indulgence of Scottish fiction, but that is my main focus for the time being after all. I have enjoyed the majority of these novels…some, not so much…but, if I’m being honest, I am itching to get back to my own choice of reading! I think being told what you have to read makes the whole process quite tedious; if I had read these novels off my own accord, I feel that I would have appreciated them more. Nevertheless, there’s no way I would have read this much if I didn’t have the pressure from university, so I guess I have to be thankful for the motivation.
Have you read any of these books? Tell me what you thought of them in the comments section below this post!!