Yesterday, I went to the Central Branch Library and took out some really cool reads. A couple of the books are classics and others are lesser known to me.
These selections are from an academic reading list that I created for myself using university and college English curriculum breakdowns. The books and authors/poets/playwrites listed are eclectic and there are many to sort through. However, I believe the reading list will only aid me in this here thing called a writing career.
As I walked around, list in hand, I picked books from groups within the list such as collections, memoirs, fiction, and plays. It was interesting maneuvering the stack I was compiling as I walked around the large building.
Once I had chosen ten of the books on the list I made my way to the check out line. Well, there wasn’t a line, but I filed over to the desk as if there were folks ahead of me.
My check out receipt marked ten books and read as such:
- The Woman Warrior – Maxine Hong Kingston
- The Tempest – William Shakespeare
- The Diary of Samuel Pepys – (edited) Richard Le Gallienne
- The Professor’s House – Willa Cather
- Things Fall apart – Chinua Achebe
- The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
- The Ghost Road – Pat Parker
- Atonement – Ian McEwan
- Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- A Handbook To Literature – William Harmon, C. Hugh Holman
I even got a brand new library card, since mine was due to expire. Lucky for me, this one never expires.
So far, I’ve begun A Warrior Woman by Maxine Hong Kingston. It is very intriguing thus far. There will be a book report coming soon. 🙂
I will be sure to let you all know how it turns out. Also, I will keep you posted as I dive through my new extensive list.
I’m really excited.
Until next time.