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A Summer Reading List

July 23, 2017

One of my goals for this summer is to get through some of the books that seem 'important' to read. When I say important, I guess what I really mean is the classics; the books that always appear on 'Top 50' lists, or that are thought to have some significant social or historical context. I know I can't possibly read them all, but I thought a list of eight would give me something to aim for...

1) 1984 - George Orwell

2) Animal Farm - George Orwell

3) To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

4) Of Mice And Men - John Steinbeck

5) Lord Of The Flies - William Golding

6) The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald

7) The Bell Jar - Sylvia Path

8) The Diary Of A Young Girl - Anne Frank

Admittedly, not all of these books are new to me. To Kill A Mockingbird was part of my English GCSE course, but we were made to analyse the plot and context to a point where the story was no longer enjoyable. The Bell Jar and Of Mice And Men were also introduced to me when I was eleven, but I can barely remember their storylines and I imagine that much of the meaning was lost to me at that point. I'm hoping that this time they'll have more of a lasting impression.

What will you be reading this summer?

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Where I've Been

July 22, 2017


To say that the past 12 months have been stressful is an understatement. 

In the time since I wrote my previous blogpost I've moved to a different part of the country, begun and ended my first real relationship, dealt with instability in my home life and completed my first year at university. My life seems to have been ruled by sleep deprivation, suitcases and polarised emotion and, whilst I've made some brilliant memories, there were times when felt like I was completely losing myself. 

In some ways I suppose it isn't really a suprise that I haven't written a blogpost, although I can't help but feel a little disappointed that it wasn't something that I managed to keep up with. Regardless, I'm back again, filled with good intentions and inspiration. I'm excited at the prospect of sharing a little piece of myself with the world again, and I hope that you are too!

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