In great news, I’m on track for my #52booksin52weeks challenge, reading another four in February. Again, it was a mix of novels, biography and poetry.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The classic tale of an idealistic youth who leaves modern society, throws away his worldly possessions, bar what he can fit in his backpack, and sets out into the wild. An inspiring but cautionary true story. I loved the journalistic angle of this novel.
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
This remains one of my favourite books (if not my absolute favourite) of all time, and this month I re-read it for school. It’s been interesting looking at the book from an analytical perspective, and so far (thankfully) that hasn’t taken away my enjoyment of the novel.
Just Kids by Patti Smith
A brilliant book from an equally brilliant musician, offers insight into the life and creative processes of the godmother of punk. I loved the whole feel of this memoir, from the often quirky characters, to the way Smith describes the famous Hotel Chelsea. Definitely 14+
T.S. Eliot, Collected Poems (1909-1962) by T.S. Eliot
I’ve been reading a lot of poetry lately, and T.S. Eliot is one of my favourite poets. Some of my other favourites include Philip Larkin (who probably takes out number one on the list), Robert Frost, Robert Graves, and Leonard Cohen.