I didn’t do as much reading for leisure as I’d hoped to this term, probably because I had a lot of course reading to do. I didn’t generally feel like reading in my spare time because that’s what I’d spent most of the day doing, especially when I was working on my assignments.
But now that it’s the holiday, I’ll be reading a lot more. I’ve got a pile of books on my bedside table ready to go, and I have a feeling I’ll get through them pretty quickly. With these books I’ve tried to branch out from my usual genre (crime fiction) to something different, and I’m really looking forward to reading all of them. Here’s a selection of the books I’m planning on reading over the next few weeks.
The Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
I read another of Zafón’s books, The Shadow of the Wind, in the summer, and I loved it. The plot was unpredictable and the writing was rich yet easy to read. I’m really looking forward to seeing what this book has to offer.
The Amazing adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Michael Chabon
As far as I know from the blurb, this is a historical adventure story. It seems very different to the kind of books that I usually read, but I’m really looking forward to it. It is quite a long book but from the reviews I’ve read of it, I think I’ll get through it fairly quickly.
The Old Drift – Namwali Serpell
The front cover of this book is lovely, which is what made me pick it up in the bookshop. But it was the blurb that made me buy it. It says the story follows three families, which is different to most of the books I read, as they tend to follow one central character. I think I’ll really enjoy this different perspective.
As well as this reading, I will be doing some pre-reading for next term during the holiday. It’s something that I didn’t do, and regretted not doing, before the start of this term. I think if I get some seminar readings done before Term 2 starts, there’ll be one less thing to worry about when I’ve got assignments to do again.
But I’m planning on taking a break from uni work until after Christmas, so for now I’ve just got novels to get stuck into, and I’m very much looking forward to it!