flarablaze Wrote:I have to agree with hamlet, what are the other two about? ^_^
I've only just started The Handmaid's Tale, but so far it reads a lot like 1984 by George Orwell (which is an amazing book; quite unnerving, but amazing) so if you've read the latter, you may like the former.
Jane Eyre is a Victorian life-story of an honest young woman set in her beliefs, brought up by her relatives and sent away to a school. She eventually gets a job, makes friends and co-workers, falls in love, etc. The storyline also deals with mental health issues, illness and death, too, so it's not all cheerful, but it's still a very good read. I'm about three-quarters of the way through it now. ^_~
Also, I'll have to read Regeneration by Pat Barker for A2 English Literature - is it any good?
Ohh, and while I'm here and nearly finishing my first year of college, here's what I read for AS Level English Literature:
by Michael Frayn - I wasn't too keen on this book, admittedly. I'm going to try and read some of Frayn's other works sometime, but Spies wasn't really my cup of tea. It's strange 'cause I usually like World War Two stories (for example, Goodnight Mister Tom and Private Peaceful).
by William Shakespeare - I really liked studying this play, I thought it was great. The film adaptation we watched was a bit ... strange, but I still enjoyed it.
The World's Wife [poetry anthology]
by Carol Ann Duffy - There are some awesome poems in that book, so if you get a chance to read it, I urge you to!
A Woman of No Importance
by Oscar Wilde - Um ... I wasn't quite sure what to think about this one. I'd quite like to see how it would be performed live, definitely. It was controversial when it first came out, because of the portrayal on gender inequality and social class. I think research into Wilde's life and into the society at the time will definitely help understanding, if anyone decides to read or study it. ^^;