My Spring Reading List

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Now that my first year of university is done, I have more spare time during the week. I plan on filling it with as many books as possible. I thought I’d map out my reading on here, so you guys can follow along if you want.

Some of these books are rereads, some are new, but I’m looking forward to all of them.

Milton: Complete Poetical Works

I was lucky enough to be introduced to some of Milton’s work through my English Literature class, and I loved it. I was so excited to find that we had a copy of his works hidden away on our bookshelves; this was given to my grandmother in 1957, and it’s still in wonderful condition.

Cold Mountain

By now you must be familiar with this title, since I’ve mentioned it a few times on the blog. This will be a reread for me, and I’m so looking forward to it. The story follows Inman and Ada as they survive the Civil War and try to find their way back to each other. It’s beautifully written, evoking powerful emotions from the reader: a definite must-read.

The Light Between Oceans

Again, a reread for me. I thought it was about time to revisit this heartbreaking story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife, especially since it’s being made into a film (starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander no less).

Madame Bovary

Deemed a classic in the literary world, Madame Bovary has been on my reading list for years, and I finally picked one up at a thrift store a few months ago. I can’t wait to delve into the bourgeois life of this adulteress.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Like Madame Bovary, this book is translated from its original French. The story follows the tenants of a Parisian hôtel particulier, focusing on two very different characters: one the hôtel concierge, the other a genius twelve year old. I’ve picked this book up many times, but never been able to finish it, since it is one of those books you must put all your attention on.

Macbeth

Watching the new film-rendition of this Shakespeare play has had me yearning to reread it. I love reading Shakespeare, and can’t wait to be engulfed by the Scottish king’s madness all over again.

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