After three years and countless reading lists, I thought I’d share 20 books from my degree worth reading. I read a considerable amount of the “classics” along with some obscure literature that no one has ever heard of mainly in the Anglo-Saxon textbook.
But there were also some absolute gems within those reading lists, that I would potentially never have found or not found for a long time.
These were the texts that stuck with me or really interested me over the course of my degree.
20 books from my degree worth reading:
- The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Sparks
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
- Emma by Jane Austen
- The Story of the Glittering Plain by William Morris
- News From Nowhere by William Morris
- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
- Desdemona by Toni Morrison
- We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Madwoman in the Attic by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
- Random by Debbie Tucker Green
- Far Away by Caryl Churchill
- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
- Beowulf by Seamus Heaney
- King Henry IV part 1 & 2 by William Shakespeare
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
What books from your degree are worth reading?