I am currently reading Redwall. The first in a series written by Brian Jacques.

There are many books I’d recommend. I mainly read fiction and fantasy. I was thinking of making a list. Some are from doing English Lit at university so they may be a bit time consuming (such as Midnight’s Children).

I have an essay, a short story and an exam still to do. The first two are due next week. The exam is on the 10th.

I might start reading Sarah J. Maas at some point this year. I also might read Lord of the Rings (I read the Hobbit, but with LOTR I only got a few chapters in before I moved and had to return it to the library. then I never got to buy it until a couple months ago)

I’m trying to get into Shakespeare. Though I’m not passionate about it. (I’d recommend Beginning Shakespeare by Lisa Hopkins.

Here are a list of books I’d recommend

Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
Emma (Jane Austen)
Sense and sensibility (Jane Austen)

James Joyce- Picture of the Artist as a young man / Ulysses
Thomas Hardy- Jude the Obscure / Tess of the d’Urbervilles (have not read yet)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (My fave)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (have not read yet)
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

English Literature (uni)
Kate Grenville (The Secret River)
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Incidents in the life of a slave girl (semi autobiographical)Hrriet Jacobs
Orlando by Virginia Woolf (To the Lighthouse)
Candide, or Optimism Voltaire
The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, By Lawrence Sterne(Half way through)

Science Fiction
The Martian Chronicles
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Maltese Falcon
Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin (has no chapters but is very engaging)

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I’m hoping to become a writer, playwright & novelist. I'm also considering becoming a Historian or librarian at this stage in life. I'm looking for opportunities in performance writing and publishing short stories in literary magazines. I study English and Creative Writing at university.