What I’ve been reading lately

As an English major a lot of people expect me to be constantly reading books in my free time. I do love reading, but as a full time student with a part time job, a boyfriend, friends, and I’m outgoing president of Tau Sigma Honor Society, I don’t exactly have a lot of time to hang out reading what I like. I used to work at a public library when I was in high school and for a bit while I was in college and that inspired me to read all the time. Patrons would constantly come in recommending books and telling me that I just had to read this new book they’d discovered over the weekend. I’d spend most of my shifts trying to find new releases and putting patrons on waiting lists or requesting whichever book was at the top of the NYT bestseller list. I loved that job because I got to talk to people and hang out with books all day (even though it killed my allergies). But since I’ve been in college it’s been really hard to keep up with my leisure reading. Over spring break I had time to get re-energized about my Goodreads To Be Read (TBR) list and I wanted to share what I’m currently reading.

Currently Reading
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

To Be Read
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Reading for Classes
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser (Book I)
The March by E.L. Doctorow
A variety of readings on War and Justice*
A variety of readings on the Great Depression*

*Some professors at UB assign several short readings on Blackboard so that they can A.) cut down on textbook costs B.) compare and contrast perspectives and C.) students can gain a broader understanding of the topic at hand by looking at several subtopics at a time.

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