Currently Reading (April ’21)

Here is my reading list for the month.

  1. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams.

I bought Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on a whim at a book sale, and I kind of forgot about it. I read A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams last year, and I loved it. So, I decided to read another play written by him. An adaptation of his short story Three Players of a Summer Games, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. It goes without saying that I have high expectations from this play. The story of the play focuses on a Southern family in crisis, set in a plantation home in the Mississippi Delta. I haven’t started reading this play yet, but I am very excited to get to it.

2. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe.

I like the stories written by Edgar Allan Poe, at least so far. I enjoyed reading Tell-Tale Heart so, I picked up another one of his short stories. The Fall of the House of Usher is a little longer of a short story. This is a gothic horror fiction type of story. It begins with the narrator arriving at the house of his friend Roderick Usher. I just went through the story randomly, and its descriptions and atmosphere reminded me of Wuthering Heights in a way. I can’t wait to start reading this one.

3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

I read To Kill a Mockingbird a long time ago. I was probably too young to understand everything that the novel says, and I realized this when I saw the movie. So, this one is re-read. The story is narrated by a six-year-old named Jean Louise Finch. Things begin to change for the Finches when their lawyer father takes a case to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. I just started reading this novel, and I am only a couple of chapters in right now.

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Author: Aarti Athavle

Daydreamer - Writer - Bibliophile

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