Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What's On Your Nightstand? June

Hosted by Jennifer at 5 Mintues for Books.

Books read in June:

59. The Prospector**** by J. M. G. Le Clezio
60.The Accordionist's Son**** by Bernardo Atxaga
61.Hard Rain**** by Janwillem Van De Wetering
62.Carpentaria****+ by Alexis Wright
63.The Italian Girl**** by Iris Murdoch
64.Last Night in Montreal**** by Emily St. John Mandel
65.Wanting***** by Richard Flanagan
66.The Great Lover**** by Jill Dawson
67.The Pages***+ by Murray Bail

Still on my Nightstand:

Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos (US)
West with the Night by Beryl Markham (Kenya)
Becoming Abigail by Chris Abani (Nigeria)
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin (UK)
Home Repairs by Liz Rosenberg (US)
And Let the Earth Tremble at its Centers by Gonzalo Celorio (Mexico)
The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar (India)
Short History of Women by Kate Walbert (US)
Man Gone Down by author Michael Thomas (US)
The Foreigner by Francie Lin (Taiwan)
The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing (UK)
The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey (UK)
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (UK)
Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga (India)
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie (Pakistan)
Nada by Carmen Laforet

What's waiting on your nightstand?
Today's other post: Library Loot


  1. You read a lot of quality books in June!! I want to read Last Night in Montreal and would like to pick up a Sarah Waters book.

  2. I see Weight of Heaven on your GoodReads list. I reviewed it on 5M4B. I loved it. But then I lent it to a friend, and she didn't love it, so I'm curious to see what others think of it.

    Thanks for letting us know "What's on Your Nightstand."

  3. I have a friend who is spending her second summer in Kenya-- she just left yesterday-- and she's been interested in reading as much as she could in the way of fiction from the area. I'll have to let her know about the title on your list here.

    You are one big reader, that's for sure! :)

  4. Hey, thanks for giving Last Night in Montreal 4 stars! Glad you enjoyed it.

    I want to read The Little Stranger too -- I've heard it's great.

  5. brr.. lots~!!!

    :) I have Mosaic, Deception Pint, Call of the Wild... so many to complete :)

    I have not completed much this June...lets see
    - Sam's Letters to Jeniffer
    - Garden of Ruth

    and I m right no half way through Just Listen... hmm not bad.. considering in May I read only one :D :D :)

    You have a lot on yuor night stand !

    have a good time!

  6. Hi Sandra,

    That is some list you've got there. I want to read the Italian Girl. It sounds like quite the good read.

    I also just won an award for my blog and I am passing it on to you because your blog is one of my favorites to visit. You can pick up your award here.




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