Literature– My Way
I am a contemporary kind of girl. Whether fictional or reality, present day or looking back in time— the style of storytelling or perhaps the lack of stylistic expectation, is what carries me along.
It’s been a bit of a slog attempting to find some “classic” literature predating the 20th century that succeeded in captivating me. I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice, but could not engage with Mansfield Park. David Copperfield was decent, but Great Expectations had me done after a few pages. If you have any ideas, please let me know.
That said, I generally steer clear of the old stuff, and concentrate on the never-ending supply of brand new books being published. Staying current is even a struggle with so many books being released every single week, especially for someone who reads across several genres; who has time to read all of them!
Here is some of my favourite fictional literature. Because to expand to non-fiction would just get crazy.
The Time Travellers Wife– Audrey Niffenegger
Still Alice– Lisa Genova
1984– George Orwell
Sarah’s Key– Tatiana de Rosnay
The Giver– Lois Lowry
The Screwtape Letters– C.S. Lewis
The Help– Kathryn Stockett
And The Mountains Echoed– Khaled Hosseini
An Untamed State– Roxane Gay
The Forgotten Garden– Kate Morton
(links are all to Goodreads description)
5 thoughts on “Literature– My Way”
I’ve been wanting to read “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”
I really enjoyed Orwell’s works and found it eery how relevant they are to the things currently happening in the world. Or maybe that is just me. I have gotten to be a little bit conspiracy theory obsessed lately.
I tend toward more escapism in my reading so I don’t read a lot of what most people define as “literature.” But I loved The Time Traveller’s Wife.
I do, too, lately. I read a lot of young adult and fantasy these days. But every once in a while, I go back to the classics.
Have you read The Bees by Laline Paul? It is very well done.