May Reading List

Why hello May, you splendid thing. I like May, leaves on the ground in colours so vibrant, scarf weather, coat weather, hot drinks in the morning as the sunlight streams in the windows. Let's face it, this time of year is quality reading time as well. This month's looking favourably on modern interpretations of classic literature. There's also a novel in there which is giving me Thelma and Louise vibes and another bind-up of essays because that's just how I roll. Here's what I will be reading in May. Side note: I use the term reading very loosely here as I have so many deadlines right now and my enthusiasm for reading may be temporarily damaged...

Paulina and Fran by Rachel B Glaser-Rereading the blurb for this book is making me so pleased I picked it up and took it home with me. This really sounds brilliant. Paulina and Fran are two twenty-somethings who meet at their New England art school. They bond in their art classes, judging their fellow students and share their ambitions. It sounds like they also face the trials and tribulations of the "real world" together. I'm really, really looking forward to reading this novel this month, even though I'm feeling like parts are going to be a little too real for me. 

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld*-This book is a modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice which isn't exactly a new concept, see a certain zombie themed adaption. Eligible has been getting such rave reviews and I've seen lots of positive advance praise for the book. It's set in Cincinatti, with Jane and Liz returning from New York to help get the family affairs in order. Darcy, yes, that Darcy is a neurosurgeon which I find entertaining. I'm easily amused okay guys? Given I haven't read P&P I am looking forward to giving this modern day adaptation a go. 

You Don't Have To Like Me by Alida Nugent-I read Alida's first book, Don't Worry, It Gets Worse earlier in the year and loved it so I was expecting to enjoy this one too. It explores the idea of finding feminism in among her life-essays and musings. So far it's just as hilarious as her previous book. I love Alida's writing. There's not much more to say here.

Reader, I Married Him, various authors*-If you're read Jane Eyre you'll recognise this book's title. This one's a collection of short stories from authors inspired by Charlotte Bronte's rather amazing novel. I have very nostalgic associations with this book as it was one of the texts I read and loved in Literature at high school. I remember we had to do an essay on Jane Eyre and the idea of it being a Cinderella-esque story and it made my 17 year old self so enthusiastic. I was an extremely weird student....Anyway, this book excites me and I am intrigued to see how other writers explore and interpret the novel as well. 

-What are you reading during May?

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