More Books: Second Semester Edition

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As per usual, I cannot refrain from accumulating more books. Being an English major certainly doesn’t remedy this problem because I’m constantly discovering works that I’d love to add to my collection. Here are some books that managed to slip through the cracks of my willpower this past semester:

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After reading (and loving!) Willa Cather’s novel My Ántonia as assigned reading for my literature class, I immediately went out during spring break and bought this copy of O Pioneers!While I did not enjoy it as much as the other novel, I was nevertheless enamored with Cather’ gorgeous writing.

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During this past semester I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to spend the day in New York City with some friends. One of the places we stopped in was the Drama Book Shop, which is an adorable little shop brimming with plays, scripts, and the like. I purchased two plays there, one of which is The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. I’ve heard great things about Wilde’s plays and I really enjoyed The Portrait of Dorian Gray so I thought I would pick this one up and give it a try. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m definitely looking forward to doing so!

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams is the other work I purchased at the Drama Book Shop, mostly because one of my friends has been urging me to read it for a while now. Again, I haven’t read it yet– another addition to the endless TBR pile!

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While in NYC we also stopped in the Met gift shop (we didn’t have time to walk through the actual museum). Let me tell you, the Met has an AMAZING bookshop in it! I purchased A Little History of Literature by John Sutherland because a) I’m a sucker for anything involving the history of things and b) I adore literature, obviously. This little beauty is definitely going to be on my TBR list for this summer!

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Last but certainly not least, I bought this old secondhand copy of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton during the last weekend of the semester when my friends and I stopped by a yard sale close to our campus. I’m happy to say that I have read this one and I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would! I’m hoping to write a review of it soon, so stay tuned!

What books have you bought or borrowed recently? What do you think of the books in this haul? Let me know in the comments section below!



3 responses to “More Books: Second Semester Edition”

  1. The Importance of Being Earnest is lovely! Wilde’s satirical humor is superb!
    The Outsiders has been a favorite of mine for 25 years. The raw emotions of every single character always leave me with a book hangover.
    My most recent haul consisted of 16 Poirot books. I went on a Mother’s Day spending spree at 🤗

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    1. I’m so glad that you enjoyed The Importance of Being Earnest! I’ll have to move it up on my TBR 🙂 And that’s the best Mother’s Day gift I could think of haha

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  2. These books so great, and I love how you frame them with nature in these photos. I want to read more Oscar Wilde as well as A Streetcar Named Desire – have you read The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams? Such a great play. Hope you enjoy these books!

    Also, random question but as a fellow English major, how do you balance reading for school and reading for fun during the semester?


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