Goodbye, May. Hello, June.
Click here to read about all the books I read in April!
May seems to have flown by for me. It seems like mere moments ago that I was typing up my April wrap up! Yet here I am again, another month having passed.
Here are the books I read in May:
The Crow by Ted Hughes
As I have mentioned previously, I have recently had an obsession with the work of Sylvia Plath, and so it was really only natural for me to progress to Ted Hughes’ work, what with their lives being so intertwined. Whilst I enjoyed this collection, and respect its craft, it didn’t speak to me on the same level as Plath’s poetry. ★★★☆☆
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
I’ve wanted to read this novel for a long time, with a lot of people recommending it to me over the years. It was definitely worth the read, and I would go as far to say it is one of my favourite classics. I really enjoyed Wilde’s writing style, and the whole plot kept me intrigued and enthralled throughout. ★★★★☆
The Colossus by Sylvia Plath
I find it quite difficult to explain the extent to which Sylvia Plath’s poetry speaks to me. It is written in a manner that just resonates with me. I loved this collection so much that I have decided to base my A Level literature coursework on it, and I cannot wait to get started. ★★★★★
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
As eager as I was to embark on reading this novel, a little part of me was nervous that it wouldn’t be as enthralling as Plath’s poetry. Though very different to Plath’s work, I adored this book. The plot was engaging and I began to care deeply for Esther Greenwood, our protagonist. And with this there was always the underlying poetic narrative from Plath that I loved. ★★★★★
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
This is the sequel to Lady Midnight, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting it for over a year. I am so thrilled that it is finally here!
I’m trying to take my time and savour it, but I have to tell you, it is amazing thus far! That being said, I’m very biased towards Cassandra Clare’s work…
Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
In the same vein as last month, I am reading a collection of poetry along side whatever prose I am reading. A the moment, the collection is Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes, which I think is amazing. Every single page is so emotionally chaged it is indescribable.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
What was your favourite book you read in May? What are you currently reading? What do you want to read in June? Tell me in the comments!
Thank you ever so much for reading, and I really hope you enjoyed!
Love, Olivia x