Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What's on Your Nightstand?

Hosted by Jennifer at 5 Minutes For Books.

Books read this month:

13.Blacklands by Belinda Bauer UK 2009

14.The Outcast by Sadie Jones UK 2009

15.Good To a Fault by Marina Endicott Canada 2008

16.The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova US 2010

17.The Practice of Perfection by Mary Frances Coady Canada 2009
18.The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee Hong Kong 2006
19.Orlando by Virginia Woolf UK 1928

20.Dead Man's Share by Yasmina Khadra Algeria 1999

Still on the Nightstand:

Currently reading:

Against Happiness by Eric G. Wilson US 2008 non fiction

The Sand Fish: a novel from Dubai by Maha Gargash Dubai 2010
The Land of Green Plums by Herta Müller 1993 Germany/Romania
Rain and Other South Sea Stories by W. Somerset Maughan UK 1923

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff US 2000

Recently won:

A Perfect Good Family by Lionel Shriver

Double Fault by Lionel Shriver

The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk 2008 Turkey

Newly purchased:

Strange Comfort:Essays on the Work of Malcolm Lowry by Sherrill Grace 2009 Canada

American Jewish Fiction: JPS Guide by Josh Lambert 2009 UK

Hiroshima Mon Amour by Marguerit Duras 1960 France
On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepers by Kate Marsden 1892 UK

The Apple by Penelope Holt 2010 US
31 Hours by Masha Hamilton 2010 US

From my shelves:

The Waves by Virginia Woolf UK

Library books:

Sunflowers by Sheramy D. Bundrick

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti

The Rug Merchant by Meg Mullins

The Return by Victoria Hislop

Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips US

The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak
The Comedians by Graham Greene
In The Wet by Nevil Shute

Last Orders by Graham Swift

Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada Austria

Field Guide by Gwendoly Gross

Waiting for Childhood by Sumner Locke Elliott Australia 1987
The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam

Still Alice by Lisa Genova 2007 US

Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels Canada

Comments, questions, opinions, and links to review are welcomed. I 'd love to read them.


  1. How did you like The Swan Thieves? I'm waiting for my audio to show up. You certainly have a lot of interesting looking books on your list. Happy reading.

  2. Your night stand must me huge!!! LOL I'm jealous of many of the ones you listed Sandra.

  3. What a fun list -- looking at all the different sources where you get your books!

  4. That list looks like it is keeping you busy! =D

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I also really enjoyed The Swan Thieves- it was slow-paced, but really kept me interested.

    Your list is WAY impressive!

  6. I can't wait to see what you think of the new Lionel Shriver!

  7. I had to give STILL ALICE back before I got to listen to it--I've requested it again. I've read Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk about Kevin, but not any of the others. Will you be reviewing The Land of Green Plums by Herta Müller? The title and the countries have me interested in it.

  8. You have such book goodness going on there...too much to just pick one!!!

  9. I read The Swan Thieves last month and really liked it. You have some good ones to choose from.

  10. I'm 3/4 of the way through listening to the Swan Thieves and am really enjoying the full cast format.



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