Saturday, May 30, 2009

What's On Your Nighstand?

Hosted by Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books.

Books read in May

50.Love in the Time of Cholera**** by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Spanish lit romance)
51.The Lieutenant***** by Kate Grenville (Australian lit set in 18th century) 52.The Winner of Sorrow***** by Brian Lynch (fictionalized last years of the English poet William Cowper)
53.Mind's Eye**** by Hakan Nesser (Swedish mystery)
54.The Madwoman of Bethlehem***** by Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux (fiction about Arab Christians)
55.The Spare Room**** by Helen Garner (Australian lit about a dying friend)
56.The Snow Geese**** by William Fiennes (English non-fiction about following geese migration)
57.This One and Magic Life**** by Anne Carroll George (ficiton-American South) 58.Possession***** by A.S. Byatt (English lit-life and loves of fictional Victorian poets via manuscript research)

No duds this month I'm happy to report.

Still on my Nightstand:

The Prospector by J.M.G. Le Clezio (Nobel author 2008)
Carpentaria by Alexis Wright (prize winning Australian lit)
The Great Lover by Jill Dawson (2009 fiction about poet Rupert Brooke)

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (Booker shortlist 2008)

The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar (recommended by a book blogger)

All Other Nights by Dara Horn (American Civil War fiction among Jews)
Petropolis by Anya Ulinich Strangers by Anita Brookner
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell (Holocaust lit, over 1000 pages)

The 25th Hour by David Benioff ( good film with Ed Norton, hope book even better)
Summer World by Bernd Heinrich (non-fiction about insects and plant life in New England)
Blindness by Jose Saramago (Nobel author)
Plum Wine by Angela Davis (new Bookmooch acquisition)

What's waiting for you on the nightstand?

Comments, questions, or reading recommendations are welcomed.


  1. A dudless month, that's a good thing. Lol. Glad you had such a good time reading. Hope all is well with you, Sandra.

  2. Glad you found such good books to read this month, and no duds! I seem to have given up on doing month-end summaries, I keep forgetting about them until it's too late.

  3. The books you've already read are awesome and what you still have left there's quite a few I want to read...Enjoy!!

    I been on a dudless streak too!!



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