Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 month ago

Can anyone suggest any light academia books that aren't as complicated as Shakespeare's comedies?


By light academia, I mean the counterpart to the dark academia aesthetic.

Update 2:

It's not that I want to look intelligent. I just like dark academia novels, but I want to read something that's not about murder. Shakespeare's comedies were suggested, but they're honestly to much work for me to read. I just want to read something with a vintage school/university atmosphere.

3 Answers

  • Peter
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    The five books of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" trilogy.

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    These are more and less comedic, all set in academia:

    Hume's Fork;

    Half Girlfriend;

    some that are more "complicated":

    I Am Charlotte Simmons;

    That Hideous Strength (least comedic).

  • Tina
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Sorry, but what do you mean by 'light academia books'?

    Oh, good grief. Well 'dark academia' sound like Goths without the commitment and 'light academia'? I do not see anything connected with academia in a question which calls 'plays' 'books' and thinks Shakespeare's comedies are a bit too complicated.

    I suppose you could sit in a green meadow, surrounded by dreaming spires, keeping to social distancing, sipping china tea and reading the verse of A A Milne, but fond as I am of A A Milne, green meadows and tea I don't think I could keep that up for more than a couple of hours.

    Don't worry about books, just carry a teddy bear called Aloysius.

    And thank you, Marli. I knew nothing of this. I have lived too long.

    Edit -  "a vintage school/university atmosphere." - ah well, you have the whole of Enid Blyton's 'Malory Towers' series, Elinor Brent-Dyer's Chalet School, and Frank Richards Greyfriars series.

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