Reading List #2

As I have just finished the last book on my first reading list, I have decided to share my next one with you! As my summer holiday is slipping away quickly, I have decided that it is time to tackle my university reading list. In my first semester, I will be doing a Shakespeare module and a Gothic module, but I still want to read some of my own books while I have time! So I have decided that I will read a Shakespeare play, Gothic novel, Shakespeare play, book of choice, Shakespeare play, Gothic novel…etc. So, here are my first ten plays/books to read!

1.Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

2. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe  GOTHIC 

3. King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare

4. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

5.The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

6. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle GOTHIC

7. King Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare

8. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

9. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

10. Dracula by Bram Stoker GOTHIC

So this should keep me busy for a while! Plus, I still have the reviews from the last two books I read, (Dr Jekyll and Mr Holmes and Elsewhere) so keep an eye out for these! And of course I will be reviewing all of these as soon as I have finished them!

Also, if you haven’t had chance yet but you are interested in doing so, I would appreciate it if you would have a look at the article that I wrote about the Horror Night as part of our local literary festival. Thank you!


10 thoughts on “Reading List #2

  1. nanacathy says:

    That’s a heavy reading list- isn’t Titus the gruesome play? I never thought of Hound of the Baskerville’s as Gothic- what exactly is meant by the term Gothic I wonder? Your two personal choices are dark too! Happy reading. I shall stick to the Stephen Fry’s chronicles which I started last night.

    • Hannah Ackroyd says:

      Haha yeah and that is only half of semester one! Luckily I like Shakespeare and Gothic! And Shakespeare plays aren’t too long so I’m hoping to fly through them! It is indeed! Possibly not the best one to start with… Technically it is not but they dropped the crime module that it was on so I think they still wanted to include it somewhere. I think it is there simply because it has Gothic elements. I know the story but I haven’t read it before so once I finish it I will let you know about how Gothic it is! Haha yeah I’ve always loved ghost stories since I was a child (much to my mother’s despair!) and that naturally stemmed into horror – although horror films frighten the life out of me! Not that I would naturally seem a person who prefers horror over a love story! I just find them more exciting and less predictable! Plus I have never read Lord of the Flies and it is one of those ‘must read’ book so I thought I might as well read it now.Aww I do love Stephen Fry though! I can’t get enough of QI! I’m just not a big biography reader unfortunately. I’m pretty sure my Dad has the Chronicles though so if the horror all gets too much I might read delve into some light relief by Stephen Fry!

  2. Claire 'Word by Word' says:

    Read your published article, well done! What a list, good luck with that and good that you are getting a head start on it, I’m hanging out for a non work day to get reading, too much activity of late and not enough downtime, but can’t complain, its summer, the sun is shining, I work for myself and life is good (and my busyness is all because I let myself go to Paris for a few days – love my boss!) 🙂

    • Hannah Ackroyd says:

      Thank you! Haha yeah I hate leaving things until last minute! By then end of summer I will already be in the library doing my critical reading! Ooh it’s nice to have a day off and do nothing but read and relax! I love Paris! We’re going to Rome in a couple of weeks which will be exciting because I haven’t been before!

  3. thisisthecraftyone says:

    I’ve read (and in fact own) a few of those, and liked them!
    I’m currently at The Return of Sherlock Holmes (reading them all through from the beginning to end) and I’m so surprised I hadn’t read them before, I really don’t know what stopped me!

    • Hannah Ackroyd says:

      Ooh I hope I like them too! The Mysteries of Udolpho looks like it might be hard work! I recently bought the set hoping to read them in order too but my uni reading list has messed this up! Hopefully I’ll get round to reading them soon!

  4. cross(stitch)yourheart says:

    Gothic/Victorian literature is my favorite, I’m so jealous you’ll be taking that this year. It was one of my favorite literature classes in college. My favorite Shakespeare play is “King Lear” so I hope you’ll have the chance to read that one as well, although it is pretty depressing.

    As difficult as your reading list looks I’m sure you’ll have a great semester getting to discuss it all. Makes me a little sad my undergrad work is coming to a close…this may be a good argument to go on to grad school…

    • Hannah Ackroyd says:

      It is my favourite too =D I can’t wait! Ooh yes King Lear is on the way! I know what you mean! I can’t believe I only have a year of uni left! However I already know that I want to do a masters after simple because I don’t want to leave!

  5. heatherphelan says:

    Seriously, you have to read The Mysteries of Udolpho?? You poor thing, that book is impossible!! You’re also making me feel bad for not starting my reading list sooner 😛

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