I’m on the final countdown guys, less than a month left until I am done with my assignments and have 3 months of blissful, stress-free reading! I was looking through my Goodreads TBR shelf yesterday and 5 books really jumped out at me, so I thought today I’d make a sort of Summer TBR (since my monthly TBR’s aren’t really working out for me lately).
Anywho, I have assignments to get back to, so let’s make this as quick and painless as possible…
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
I think I first read Jane Eyre in like P6 (well, it was a simplified children’s edition, but that’s my first memory of the story). Then, recently I went to see the Northern Ballet’s production based on the book and I got re-excited to read it… get ready to see a repeated theme in this from here on out.
2. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys.
This is also the story of Jane Eyre (I told you there was a pattern) but this one’s from the perspective of the Mad Woman in the attic.
This has been on my TBR for years, but I always wanted to re-read the original before diving into this one, maybe this summer I’ll finally get to it.
3. Mr Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker.
I promise this is the last of the Eyre-inspired reading. I got an ARC of this years ago (sorry Netgalley, I’m unbelievably bad at reading ARC’s on-time). However, if I’m already committing to reading Eyre and the Wide Sargasso Sea, I might as well read the book from Rochester’s perspective too… right?
4. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I’m hoping to take an African literature module next semester, so I’d really like to read a little more of Adichie’s work before then. Plus, I got this in a deal on Audible a few months back, so it’ll be something a bit different from all the Eyre based reading!
5. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
My brother really loved the Ready Player One movie and he’s excited for me to watch it, but since I can’t watch it in good conscience unless I’ve read the book, it’s been substantially moved up my TBR.
I’d also really like to read some more Shakespeare (I haven’t read any this semester and I’m having withdrawal symptoms) and I need to plough through the rest of the Canterbury Tales before I embark on my dissertation, so this is far from an exhaustive list. Plus, I’m excited to do some readathon’s again this summer which should bump up my reading a bit.
I’d love to hear any of your suggestions, particularly for newer releases, I haven’t had any exciting new released (except Obsidio) in ages! See you in the comments!