This month I’m hoping to be able to read a little more than September, wanting to find a few peaceful places in my new town to spend my free time. I hate staying in my flat too long.
Also, this month’s reading might be a little different to my usual genre, as I already have a reading list for my course. However, I’m going to try and read as many titles of my own choice whenever possible, so hopefully it won’t affect my typical blog content too much.
1. Blasted by Sarah Kane
Blasted’s canonical status reflects the raw beauty and terror of Kane’s writing. Probing the brutality people inflict upon one another, the suffering and violation, the play also looks at the role of love and the redemption it offers. Unafraid to delve into darkness, this is a provocative, fragmenting piece full of significance and power.
2. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Lara Jean’s love life is about to go from imaginary to out of control.
Lara Jean Song keeps love letter in a hatbox her mother gave her – one for every boy she’s ever loved. She can say anything she wants, because the letter are for her eyes only. Until the day they’re sent out…
3. The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.
4. The Outsider by Albert Camus
Meursault will not conform. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others. And when he commits a random act of violence on a sun-drenched beach, his lack of remorse only compounds his guilt in the eyes of society and the law.