I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you what I’ve been reading. As you may know, this semester I have 37 books on my reading list for class, honors projects, and book club. I can’t share all the books I’ve read so far, partly because it’d take forever, and partly because I don’t feel compelled to write about some of them! But I would like to share two of the books I’ve read this semester because I liked them a lot. If you want to know what else I’ve read, check out my goodreads page!
Gone Girl is an absolutely insane novel, but also really well-written, captivating, and intriguing. Though the ending wasn’t exactly how I would have written it, I thought it was original and unique. I read this book for book club, which is a class in which I read the novel and watch the film, and then compare the two. I thought this was a good adaption, especially since the author of the novel wrote the screenplay for the film. It was fun to discuss how the author made changes to her own work, and her possible motivations behind them. The thriller aspect was new for me, and I really enjoyed it. I enjoy taking classes that constantly force me to step out of my comfort zone, and try a new genre! This was by far one of my favorite reads of the semester.
The second novel I will be sharing here is Passing by Nella Larsen. I”m reading this for African American Literature, and my honors contract. It’s about racial passing, and the consequences and positives associated with that. I’d never read Larsen before, but I really enjoyed this novel. Though it’s definitely more academic than Gone Girl, I liked reading it because I think it sheds light on some major issues. Part of the reason I don’t mind having 37 books this semester, is because most of what I’m reading is actually really fascinating and great. I’m learning so much, and it’s amazing!
Other highlights: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Beloved by Toni Morrison, and Richard III by William Shakespeare.
What’re you reading right now?