Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What's On Your Nightstand?

Hosted by Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Reading.

I read 6 books of the18 on last month's Nightstand:

1.The Monsters of Templeton**** by Lauren Groff (Library and New Authors Challenges)
2.Shelter Me*** by Juliette Fay (Library and New Authors Challenges)

3.The Gargoyle**** by Andrew Davidson (Canadian, Library, and New Authors Challenges)
4.Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes***** by Tamar Yellin (Jewish Literature, Library and New Authors Challenge
5.The Interrogation***+ by J.M.G. Le Clezio (Nobel, Lost in Translation, New Authors and Library Challenges)
6.Mudbound***** by Hillary Jordan (LT Authors, Library, and New Authors Challenges)

Also read:

7.Little Bee***** by Chris Cleave (ARC from LT, New Authors Challenge)

Part way into:

8.A Mad Desire to Dance by Elie Wiesel (Jewish Literature and Library Challenges)

9.The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende (Latin America [Chile] and New Authors Challenges)
10.Ulysses by James Joyce (reading online at Gutenberg Project, Chunkster Challenge)
11.Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann (German Literature Challenge)

Now on my nightstand:

The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks ARC
The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide ARC

Now You See Him by Eli Gottlieb ARC
Grief by Andrew Holleran (Dewey Challenge)
Tula Station by David Toscana (Latin American Challenge [Mexico])
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Martel-Harper Challenge)
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. Lee (Themed Challenge [music])
The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover ARC
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
Good to a Fault by Marania Endicott (Canadian Challenge)
Breaking Lorca by Giles Blunt (Canadian Challenge)
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill (Diversity Challenge [African Canadian])
Sleepwalking in Daylight by Elizabeth Flock
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth ARC
Tightrope by Michael Karpan ARC
The Cradle by Patrick Somerville

So 7 books read, my worst reading month in a year but I'm not going to whine; 4 books on the go, leaving 17 on my nightstand. (It's the new math)

What's on your nightstand?


  1. You have a lot of books on your list that I've never heard of before. It was fun reading through it.

  2. Your worst reading month? Wow! And I thought I was a "bookworm". I am impressed.
    Some really great books.

  3. I'm impressed too -- especially when I see 'Ulysses' as one of your books! Not for the meek and fainthearted.

    Great list.

  4. Your worst book month ever is still quite impressive by most standards! :) I also have The Household Guide to Dying coming up the pike soon, and I LOVED Little Giant of Aberdeen County. Fun list-- good luck!

  5. Wow, I love your list!! I have Shelter Me to read, thinking about The Gargoyle but I keep putting that one off. Totally want to read Little Bee and A Mad Desire to Dance. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on those 2 especially.

  6. Don't worry. 7 books is still great. February was a slow month for me, but I picked up again in March. I am sure April will look better for you in numbers. :)

    By the way, I have given you a well-deserved award. Come by and check it out and then show it off! :) http://imlostinbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/thank-you-for-award.html

  7. Well, your "worst reading month" is somebody else's best reading month. It's still a surprising, impressive accomplishment.

  8. That's a whole lot of books. I'm impressed. :D

  9. Hi Sandra, I love that you read sooo many books (7 would be a great month for me)! Putting my vote in early for "Little Bee", I'd really like to read your thoughts on that one when you can spare the time.

  10. oy. i've had the same two books on my nightstand for months. *hangs head in shame*



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