August was a rough month for both my reading and mental state. With all of the tragedy and loss happening across America, I’ve had a hard time picking up any book. There’s obviously more important things to focus my energy on other than reading Twilight, ya know?
To put it short, multiple aspects of life has been hitting me all at once, and reading has been the least of my worries.
What I Read In August | Spoiler: Not Much
Sadly, I only finished one book in August, Stephen King’s 11/22/63.
To be fair, I did start two other books; J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and Voltaire’s Candide. I was enjoying both stories a lot (especially Candide), but, for some reason, I put them down and are now collecting dust.
I hope to finish Candide this month, primarily because it is so short and a cute story to read. The Catcher in the Rye might fit into my reading this upcoming month, but I’m not counting on it.
What I Want To Read In September | Classics Galore
2020 has not been my reading year, as you all have probably noticed, so I’ve decided I’m making TBR’s more for fun rather than what I might actually be reading that month. Of course, these are the books that I’ve been in the mood to pick up recently, but take this list with a grain of salt.
For the upcoming reading month, I decided to pick some comfort reads that I’ve been meaning to pick up for so long. Mainly well-known classics that I feel like I’m going to really enjoy. September is the time to enter my literature comfort zone.
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
I have yet to read a Charles Dickens’ novel, and I’m honestly ashamed.
Everyone always raves about Great Expectations, and I think it’s finally time I give it a go.
Surprisingly enough, I don’t know much about the story other than its Victorian elements, but I’m really looking forward to seeing the depth of Dickens’ writing and storytelling.
Metamorphoses – Ovid
After reading Kafka’s The Metamorphosis in July, I’ve been dying to pick up Ovid’s Metamorphoses to see how Ovid influenced Kafka’s story.
I found this beautiful copy at my local used bookstore, and it seemed like fate. Naturally, I now have to get to Metamorphoses immediately.
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
I don’t know if this is only occurring to me, but I feel like I’ve been seeing The Picture of Dorian Gray popping up all over my newsfeeds.
Oscar Wilde’s novel is yet another book I’ve been meaning to read for ages but have kept putting off. No more!
As someone who adores unlikeable characters, I have a feeling me and Dorian Gray are going to get along very well. I’m super excited to pick this book up soon.
The Song of Roland
To be honest, I threw this one in for fun.
Don’t get me wrong, I do want to read The Song of Roland at some point, but it’s not one of my priorities, per se.
Yet another book that I don’t know much about, but I’m definitely still pumped to pick it up, nonetheless.
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Please don’t hate me because, no, I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice. Yes, I am ashamed of the fact, but that’s precisely why it’s on my TBR.