What's On Your Nightstand? is hosted by Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books.
On my nighstand:
The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant by Michel Trembly (Canada)
Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards (Canada)
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill (Canada)
Fruit by Brian Francis (Canada)These are for the Canada Reads 2009 Challenge, along with The Outlander**** by Gil Adamson which I have already completed. All five must be read by February 15.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, for the Dewey challenge
Jenford: A Short History of Upland by Henrik E. Sadi, to review for the author
The Awakening and Other Stories by Kate Chopin, for the 18th and 19th century Women Writers Challenge
A Mercy by Toni Morrison, to review for Library Thing and for the Nobel challenge
What Happened to Anna K. by Irina Reyn, recommended by book bloggers
The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Romano-Lax, for the Themed Reading Challenge (music)
No Such Creature by Giles Blunt (Canada), I read all his novels when they come out
To Siberia by Per Petterson (Norway), I loved Out Stealing Horses and want more by the author
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (Japan), recommended by book bloggers.
The Sister by Poppy Adams (UK) Shortlisted for best first novel Costa Award
The Leper by Stephen Thayer (US) I love any book, especially fiction, that deals with leprosy
From the library:
The Blue Fox by Sjon (Iceland)
and three books by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio (Nobel Laureate 2008):
Wandering Star (France)
These I requested for purchase from my library when I discovered they did not have them in English and they bought them!
We'll see how well I did next month.