One of my goals for this month is to get into a more regular blog-posting schedule, so hopefully I will be updating Shannon Marie Claire more frequently. I have made a few changes to the website itself, so please feel free to click around and enjoy. A lot has happened in these past few months and in due time I will get up to speed, but in the mean time I figured it may be fun to revive this blog where I last left off with and update March 2020 “To Be Read” List (or TBR)
1. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
I am almost done with this novel, a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale and I absolutely love it so far! The story is told from three different perspectives, several years after Offred’s time in Gilead and shows how the society has changed as a new generation has grown up knowing nothing but Gilead customs.
2. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
I have not started this yet, it will be the next novel we cover in my “Margaret Atwood’s Dystopias” class and brings us into the MaddAddam trilogy.
3. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
I read this book before, in January of 2019 but now I am reading it in the context of a class that is focusing solely on the works of Ernest Hemingway (and later some F. Scott Fitzgerald). We are currently around half way through, but will be finishing by the end of the week.
4. “Indecent” by Paula Vogel
This is a play for my “Activism in American Drama” class, and is bringing us into our new unit about LGBT representation and messages in American theatre; this play is about the outrage caused by a play that features a love scene between two women.
5. “Indian Camp,” “The Killers,” “The End of Something,” “The Three Day Blow,” and “A Way You’ll Never Be,” by Ernest Hemingway
These are all of the short stories we will be reading in the Hemingway class this month, after we finish The Sun Also Rises.
Hopefully I will also be able to do some of my own reading this month as well, I have been wanting to catch up on Cassandra Clare’s books now that The Dark Artifices trilogy has been completed and she released the first book in her spin off trilogy following Magnus Bane and Alec.