Happy Sunday Bibliofriends!
This week’s Six for Sunday is all about books we studied at school. As an English Literature student I studied quite a lot of different reads at both High School and University; most of them are still sitting on my bookshelves so it was nice to take a little trip down memory lane this week.
For those who don’t already know, Six for Sunday is weekly meme hosted by Steph over at A Little But A Lot. September’s theme is ‘The School Month’.
Fictional Schools/Universities I’d Want To Go To
- The Miller’s Tale – The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Bawdy, humorous and downright Medieval-style X-rated this was definitely a memorable historical tale.
- Spies by Michael Frayn
For some reason I got so drawn into this story and the cryptic secrets of the plot as the two main characters embark on their espionage.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
One of my favourite classics, it’s such a timeless love story and champions women standing firm in their own beliefs.
- Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
This was the first time I’d read anything by Hardy and I got swept away in the pastoral world and characters that he created.
- Once in a House on Fire by Andrea Ashworth
I studied this as part of my coursework on comparing different memoirs. My favourite English teacher gave me her copy. I loved Ashworth’s writing style, she took her pain and trauma and turned it into beautiful, lyrical writing.
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
There ain’t no story like a Gatsby story – I love this one so much!
Which books did you study at school?
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