I hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday. March Break starts for students tomorrow I know, so I hope those who are going on vacation or just enjoying being at home have a great time!! Anyways I thought I’d share with you guys some of the books I enjoyed reading for my University Classes. I think I might have mentioned some of them before…but there’s no harm in sharing twice right?
This was probably my first experience reading Magical Realism and I read it my first University English Class. The story is very very different from what I’m used to reading, but it was beautiful. However saying the word ‘beautiful’ to describe this book feels quite inappropriate because of a certain situation in the book. It’s still a book I would recommend to people. And also Shani Mootoo happened to be my TA in my Post Colonial Literature class! I really enjoyed it when she spoke in class. I wish I had gotten my copy of the book signed. *sighs*
Funnily enough I never read The Jolly Postman stories when I was small. I’m more familiar with Postman Pat. I remember reading a book about him and his Black& White Cat. I read this one for my Children’s Literature class and it was definitely one of my favourite courses! Props to you Dr. Kelly! Just a little story for you guys: there were about 90 students in our class and he made us hold up a cue card with our name and I think it was something interesting about ourselves and he took a picture of all of us so he could remember our names and he did!! He was such an awesome prof .
This is another one I enjoyed from Children’s Lit class! It goes into the origins of certain nursery rhymes and some of the skipping games and what not. It was so interesting. I might pick it up again sometime.
This is probably one of my all time favourite books from my classes. It was heartbreaking and full of mystery. By the end I wasn’t really sure about my feelings towards Christopher. We watched a scene from the movie, but I can’t remember the whole thing.
I read this one for my Women’s Literature class in second year. It was an interesting and fun read. I think if you like Austen you’ll enjoy this one. It somewhat reminded me of Emma.
This was a book that I thought was so overhyped when I first heard of it. I absolutely refused to read it because of its hype. Then it appeared on my reading list in the form of my Post Colonial Lit class outline. And I have to say I’m glad that I was proven wrong. I thought the story was beautiful and I enjoyed it so much. However last year I had a conversation with an Afghani woman who really took offense to the book. Which made me think about how you write about conflict. I think it’s definitely hard to polarize such a complicated situation as it is in Afghanistan.
This is one of my favourite books about the Middle East. I really enjoyed this one! I read this for my Politics in the Middle East class in my fourth year and prior to htat I didn’t know too much about Egyptian history, especially about the regime under Mubarak. This was kind of like a critique of the life in Egypt under the regime and how people lived. I would highly recommend this one to people
I read this book in my Women in Modern Europe class. It was a really fun class and I had such an awesome prof. This book was a really interesting read and we had some good discussions in class about it.
That’s it from me for this post! Have you read any of these books? If you have what did you think about them? What were your favourite reads in university/high school?