My lockdown reading list

If you’re like me and used to be such an avid reader before starting uni, this post is for you. I used to go through book after book in no time. Reading 5 novels within a week? No problem. This changed quite a bit, however, when I started university. When reading so much daily, not for your own enjoyment but for studying, the wanting to enjoy a book in my spare time significantly dropped. Especially as an English lit student as the biggest part of my reading list consists of reading fiction books. Over the last 3 years my TBR list has significantly grown and I see this unique time we’re all in as the perfect opportunity to finally catch up a bit. I still enjoy relaxing with a film or binge-watch a new series, but after a wee while it becomes sort of repetitive. Therefore, I’ve decided to start with these books which I’ve been wanting to read to ages:

  1. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Didn’t read it in high school but I’ve wanted to for sooo long.
  2. Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.
  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I mean, how good was the film right?
  4. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  5. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. To be honest I did read this one age ago but I have forgotten so much of this I’m sure it’ll be almost like reading it for the first time. (which is one of the best feelings ever when it comes to reading)
  6. The Handmaiden’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. No need to say any more.
  7. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I’ve started this so many times but for some reason never finished it!


If you see any books you haven’t read yet either, join me!

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