Your New Reading List: Erin Suydam’s Picks

Let’s kick off the new week with a new reading list!

PUP Production Associate Erin Suydam’s list progresses nicely from historical war fiction to Shakespeare – Check it out below:

The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara. Historical fiction. It’s an excellent Civil War novel centering on Gettysburg, and it’s totally gripping. I enjoyed the character development and inside perspective –from both sides–and I think it’s a great tool for deepening our understanding of the conflict. Oh and it’s a Pulitzer Prize winner.”

The Sunne in Splendour, by Sharon Kay Penman. Historical fiction. This one’s about the War of the Roses and Richard III. If you’re used to the Shakespearean portrayal, read this for an opposing perspective. It’s a looong book but not one page is boring. This is well-written and very rich, and a lot of fun!”

Will in the World, by Stephen Greenblatt (PUP author). Biography. Greenblatt attempts to piece together the sparse information we have about William Shakespeare and addresses some of the speculation surrounding his life (his background and upbringing, his faith, authorship of his plays, etc). It’s a thought-provoking book and if you like it, Hamlet in Purgatory is good stuff too.”

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