2016 Reading Challenge care of Modern Mrs. Darcy
A book you’ve Previously Abandoned
It is not particularly easy to recommend based on a book that I did not enjoy reading in the first place. However, for the entirety of this novel, I felt like I was reading a Faulkner novel.
I have read exactly two Faulkner novels. In high school, I read Light in August which I hated. However, there were very few literature teachers who could help me enjoy a novel. I always felt like they over analyzed and butchered the joy of novels. Plus, I feel that it wasn't until I was early to mid twenties that I was old enough to appreciate more complicated time period literature pieces.
In my twenties I voluntarily picked up The Unvanquished mostly because it was a quarter at a used bookstore, and I used to have purchasing and hoarding used book problems. I ended up greatly enjoying it. Now I don't know how I feel about Faulkner over all.
Did you enjoy great works of literature in high school? Or struggle through them?