My Upcoming Reading List

Posted November 22, 2013 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in What are you Reading / 12 Comments

the sign of fourNext week I start a university course called Literature and Politics. I’m actually nervous and excited about starting this. I’ve been doing an English Literature course part time but work has been pretty full on so I’ve moved to online university. This will mean things will be a lot more flexible and should hopefully give me the time to manage both work and study without them interfering. What I wanted to share with you; the entire point of this post was my awesome reading list for the summer thanks to this course.

  • Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Loaded by Christos Tsiolkas
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

How awesome it this list? So many great books that I’ve read or excited to read. A reading list like this really does wonders to your nerves.

12 responses to “My Upcoming Reading List

  1. mariahelena

    Oh, that’s a very nice reading list! Robinson Crusoe is one of my favourite books. Good luck with the course.

  2. tanya boughtflower

    If that’s the reading list, then I bet the course will be fantastic. And as a nice accompaniment to Heart of Darkness, you should watch Apocalypse Now. Love both of them together so much!

    • Michael @ Literary Exploration

      I’ve not tried to combine the two. To me they are so different but I can see the similarities

  3. Wouldn’t read a Tsiolkas book if it was the last book on earth – just don’t get while people rave over his work!
    BUT loved Robinson Crusoe – is due for a reread along with Swiss Family Robinson – I like to read them back to back.
    I enjoy Shakespeare, am probably due to read one of his plays soon too. Haven’t read Frankenstein for ages but the book is much better than any of the movie versions. Haven’t read the Conrad book or the Conan Doyle book, but like their other work. Is interesting spread of books. You’re in for a
    Some good reading over the next few months.

      • I certainly agree he is confronting – and he says what everyone is thinking. The slap in theory was brilliant but in execution was to much to read. It was like he came up with every theme he could think of and threw it into the story and interlinked the themes with as many swear words as he could. I worked with mechanics who swore less than he had his characters.

        Many of my friends love his work, but I am not alone in disliking it. To be fair though after my experience with the slap I have been unwilling to pick up any of his other work. I don’t often judge by one book but have made an exception in this case.

        I guess a lot of it is because I don’t like in my face confrontation in my reading. Too much in real life to allow it into my private world 🙂

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