The list is actually not that long. But I want to stay rather realistic and mention less books and read them all, than giving you a list with 30 book titles and finishing not even half of them.
I have already started reading some of these books back in 2016, however, I never reached their ends. The Bricks that Built the Houses is supposed to be a book of the new generation, openly talking about drugs, money, sex and the dark side of London. So far it has not fulfilled my expectations. But I am just in the middle of the book, so maybe (hopefully) it will change.
I feel like I can't call myself a literature student until I read at least one book by Virginia Woolf. But her use of language is so difficult and elaborated, that I am just about to start reading To the Lighthouse for the third time. Usually I failed somewhere on the page no. 40.
I also want to read at least one more book by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is obviously the essential one, but let's try something else, like her very first novel Sense and Sensibility. Besides, my literature professor
told me the
other day that Jane Austen can't be fully classified to Romanticism, although
she was writing in that period of English literature. Time to find out what she
meant by that.
I have read one book by Annie Ernaux, La Place, and absolutely loved it. So now, as I am doing my Erasmus in French speaking country, it's time to read more. Mémoire de Fille is her newest novel and although the use French in the book is rather complicated, I am not giving up!
The Luminaries was published back 2013 and yet, I did not register the book till the last year! I added it on the list as I love the cover of the book, and mainly, Catton seems to be using a lot of symbolism and allusions. Exactly what I love about reading.
The Reading Lost 2017:
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
(winner of Man Booker Prize 2013)
- The Hours by Michael Cunningham (winner
of The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1999)
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane
- The Bricks that Built the Houses
by Kate Tempest
- To the Lighthouse by Virginia
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- The Rain before It Falls by
- Mémoire de Fille by Annie Ernaux
- Les années by Annie Ernaux