Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What's On Your Nightstand?


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)
Onitsha (France)
Interrogation (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.

19 comments:

  1. Wow.. how are you liking the Canada Reads books so far? I would've wanted to join but don't think I'll be able to finish them on time.. I'll just wait for your reviews :)

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  2. That's a long list -- very cool. Some of those titles are really intriguing too!

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  3. Good luck with your list! Looks like a lot of variety. :)

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  4. Wow, great list. Hope you're a speed reader! Good luck with the Canada challenge.

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  5. Your nightstand must be very sturdy, huh? :) But you know, I suspect you'll make a huge dent in that stack!

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  6. That's great that the library bought books at your request! Our library has a small budget, so they've only ever bought one book at my request.

    I'll have to do my nightstand post a little later today.

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  7. That's a great pile of books. I had a long wait for "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" to come into library stock but I finally have lined up this month too.

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  8. Your nightstand must be a small bookcase! Wow.

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  9. lol My "nightstand" is actually a book mill,the kind that turns. It sits right beside my reading chair and holds probably sixty books (plus whatever I can pile on the top). I can't read in bed because of disabilities. I have a small book mill too on my desk, about the size of a breadbox. I don't know how I'd manage without them.

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  10. Hehe quite a list you have there :) Have fun reading this month :-)

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  11. Wow - I've only heard of one of your books. It's always an education for me to see what others are reading. Will have to check out some of your books. I've joined the martel-harper challenge in which yann martel (life of pi) challenged the prime minister because he was rude during the arts presentation last year. Link to challenge in my side bar if you don't already know about it.

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  12. I liked The Outlander and will have to check out To Siberia as I really liked Out Stealing Horses too!

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  13. What a great list.
    Many of your titles sound intriguing. Cannot wait to read a few reviews.

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  14. What a list! Never heard of a single one of those books! What a little world I live in. ;) Good luck with all of those books.

    Blessings,
    Mimi @ Woven by Words

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  15. Our library is also very receptive to purchase requests. They don't add every book, but they're open to suggestions.

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  16. And I thought my list was long!

    I just tagged you for the Bookshelf Meme here.

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  17. I read "The Diary of Anne Frank" but i would like be a more diversive on my reading habits.
    God bless!

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  18. You have such an awesome stack! I'll be curious to read your thoughts on Toni Morrison's book!

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