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July Wrap-Up

It’s officially July, and that marks the halfway point of 2017. Can you believe it? As you will see, July meant that I threw my TBR out of the window, almost completely, which is going to leave me catching up in August. But, on the bright side, I did clear my currently reading shelf!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, read by Rosamund Pike 🌟🌟🌟🌟

28095737This is the second time reading Pride and Prejudice, and I have to admit that I enjoyed it far more the second time. I know I don’t have to give you a little plot summary because, well… It’s Pride and Prejudice. What stood out for me, this time, was the banter between Darcy and Elizabeth, which probably isn’t very surprising. Also, and I might be completely alone int his, but I really likes Mr Collins, who is probably one of the most comical characters. Already, I want to read it again!

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, narrated by a whole cast of people 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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July Haul

Oops. Every time I decide to minimise my TBR I seem to end up being another load of books, and here’s what I bought this month.



Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, narrated by Thandie Newton

29934717It was the Audible Daily Deal, okay, so don’t judge me for my fourth copy of Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre, if you hadn’t already guessed is my favourite book, and is the faux-autobiographical story of Jane’s life. From a mistreated orphan, to boarding school, to her first position as a governess, we follow Jane as she tries to make a life for herself. Despite the potentially intimidating length, this is a surprisingly accessible classic, partly die to the first person narration, and I’m sure even more so in audiobook form, so I look forward to trying it out.

Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare (RSC Edition)

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My English Lit Degree

Last week I heard back to Reading for, maybe, the final time, to attend my graduation ceremony. So, yeah, I graduation and now it’s official that I have a degree in English Literature.

My Subject

English Literature had always, and will always be my favourite subject, mostly due to the simple fact that I love to read. I didn’t pick it with any career in mind, I just chose it because I loved it. When choosing your own subject the biggest bit of advice is do something that you acre about, because believe me, if you have no motivation going into the course, you will have none by the end.

My Modules

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July TBR

Yay July, my birthday month, although but the time this goes up it’ll probably have already been my birthday! I am hoping to read 6 books this month, and hopefully finished some of those that have been on my ‘Currently Reading’ for the last few months.



Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

18300264Continuing with my Summer of Austen comes another less well-known, at least by me, Austen novel. Northanger Abbey is supposed to be a Gothic satire, so as a lover of Gothic fiction I am all over this already. Our protagonist, Catherine, falls in love with Henry, who then invites her to his family estate. Sounds legit, so far. Of course, what he probably doesn’t mention is that his family estate, Northanger Abbey, is straight out of a Gothic novel. It’s old it’s creepy, Β it’s ominous and most importantly of all it is full of secrets. I’m really interested in seeing how the satire is presented and also how reliable our protagonist is, weather there s something to fear or is it all a part of her over-active imagination.

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