Of Mutability - Jo Shapcott
The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie.
I like it so far. Only started it today so not that far into it yet, I can see why it's so highly rated but not why it gained him a fatwa, although perhaps that will become obvious as I read on.
About to start reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
Bought it originally to use as further reading material for my A-levels but found Jayne Eyre and Dracula too time consuming, so its just been sitting on my shelf for half a year now.
Just reading Melville's Moby-**** at the moment, does anyone else find it funny? I'm only up to about chapter 30, but Ishamael makes me chuckle with his comments to Queequeg, and Queequeg is just generally lol worthy.
'The Old Man and the Sea' - Ernest Hemingway
The Quiet Room -Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
Anyways, I just finished A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood and Night by Elie Wiesel in the last two days. Both are highly recommendable. I would even say that Wiesel's account should be compulsory reading in high school.
Am continuing with Loot and Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer - in the hope of liking it better than July's People - and More Machiavelli in Brussels: The Art of Lobbying the EU by Rinus van Schendelen.
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. It's brilliant. Second in the series and I seem unable to put it down.
I just finished reading "The Catcher in the Rye" J.D. Salinger now I'm on "Jacob's Room" Virginia Woolf
Just finished The Outsider (wherehaveyoubeenallmylife good; I read it in two hours), The Picture of Dorian Gray again and the Perks of Being A Wallflower (kind of pales in comparison). Just starting Lolita and Notes On A Scandal, which I really should have read before now, and I tried to start Money by Martin Amis but it's way too 80s and I'm not in the mood for that type of thing...
Can't believe I've become someone who enjoys twilight, but there we are.