Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What's On Your Nightstand October 2009

This monthly feature is hosted by 5 Minutes for Books on the last Tuesday of every month. Click on the logo to go and check out all the participants.

From last month's post, I read and reviewed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society and Revolutionary Road; the latter completed the A-Z Reading Challenge for me. I didn't get to all the others - got sidetracked by football, soccer, tennis, and dance - all the things my kids do in the fall that require me to drive them around town!

John Adams is still there but VERY close to getting finished just a mere nine ten months after I started it! Next is The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown; I've loved all his other books so I am anticipating enjoying this one too. Twelve Ordinary Men I am going to take to church and read during adoration. I've signed up for the Maud Hart Lovelace Challenge but haven't read my Betsy-Tacy book yet - I know it will go fast once I get started! Above that is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for the Everything Austen Challenge although I still have two movies I wanted to watch for that first so it may not get done (again!) this month - we'll see, I think the challenge is open until December so I will have time. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran is the November selection for the Facebook Historical Fiction book club. And, on top, is The Perks of Being a Wallflower which I am reading at the suggestion of Jennifer at The Literate Housewife, it was banned at a high school near her so she decided to read it as a protest against banning books. Next she spread the word on her blog and started a Facebook Book Club for us to discuss it - very fun!


bermudaonion said...

Nice stack of books! I need to read one of Michelle Moran's books!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Thanks for sharing your list. I keep meaning to read John Adams, so thanks for the reminder!

mountainsofbooks said...

Looks like you've got a good list! Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of my brother's favorite books, but I've yet to read it.

I wanted to do the Maude Hart Lovelace challenge, but knew I probably couldn't fit it in with my other reading. One day.

Carrie said...

Yeah, John Adams looks really interesting and at the same time, I suspect it would take me a little while to plough through! Congrats on almost being DONE! Here's for the final push!

Jenny said...

So many books on your list I want to read. I told my mom I want a couple of Michelle Moran books for Christmas. I have never read her, but all the reviews of her work just sound wonderful.