Bookmail is serious business. And it never was as serious as now. Over the next two months I have to read: 18 novels, 25 poems, 4 plays, 13 short stories, and 1 graphic novel. This is the first batch of orders.
V for Vendetta
The amazing graphic novel by the prolific Alan Moore, and the basis of one of my favourite movies. Recently I have been in a dystopian/alternate future mood with books like Brave New World and A Clockwork Orange, so this is the best time to read this one. The goal here is to read it in one sitting on a lazy summer Sunday.
Selected Stories of Katherine Mansfield
I have never read anything by Mansfield so far, but I’m a very strict judge of short story writers, so if I don’t like the first story I read I don’t think I will read any more. This is a long way down the line of TBRs.
Goodbye to Berlin
Technically speaking, this will be my first truly modernist novel, so I’m not quite sure what to expect. Following this: Mrs. Dalloway, Portrait of an Artist, “The Waste Land” (again).
One of the two plays by David Greig I have to read for my Scottish literature and Contemporary Writing courses. I know nothing about them because the surprise is better than the anticipation (I’m talking to you John Green!)
This book looks very weird, based on the very quick look I had. I don’t know if it’s one novel, a few stories or novellas, or a regular collection of short stories (don’t judge me)
Stay tuned, better books are coming soon!