Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What's On Your Nightstand? January 2011

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.

At the bottom is Pat Conroy's My Reading Life. This is one I have had my eye on for awhile and it will count towards Bermudaonion's Okra Picks Reading Challenge. Conroy lives close by and I got to meet him about a year ago. I was completely starstruck and made, at best, no impression or, more likely, a bad one! oh well, better luck next time.

Above that is HP 7. I have it out to dive in come February 1 when the Chunkster Challenge begins but as I think about it, I better go back and check that I read HP 6!

Above that is The Devotion of Suspect X. This was a win from Goodreads. I liked what the preview had to say about it AND...it's an X, I'll knock the X book for the A-Z Challenge out early this year and won't be scrambling in December.

Remarkable Creatures by Tracey Chevalier was a birthday gift from my friend, Belle, a retired school teacher. My birthday was in October. I brought it home and promptly lost it in my TBR black hole. Luckily when I did my inventory at the beginning of the year I found it again!

Above that is Thomas Jefferson. he's been hanging around awhile. Maybe I'll wrap him up this year month.

Finally, at the top is the audiobook, Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. It is next up in the car. I'm looking forward to it because I've got James Patterson going now (Don't Blink) and the single death so far has been so incredibly vile that I can't get it out of my mind. Sparks will be a good cleanse!


bermudaonion said...

Nice stack of books! I'm still jealous that you got to meet Pat Conroy! I've heard great things about My Reading Life.

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Great stack of books! I read the Harry Potter series a few years ago. I thought that the Rowling did a good job of wrapping up all the loose ends at the end of the 7th book. Enjoy!

Lauren said...

I enjoyed Safe Haven. I'm starting to feel like his books are becoming too similar to each other, but I still enjoy losing myself in one for a little while!

Lauren from 5MinutesforBooks.com

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

One of my friends adores Pat Conroy, but I've never read anything by him. It looks like you've got a lot of good reading ahead of you!

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

Remarkable Creatures was in the "giveaway" bin at our library today...so I snagged it! Another one I can't wait to read.

Susan said...

What do you think of the Potter books? I read the first one (my kids begged), but wasn't that into it. Do they get better? I would love the Jefferson book I think.

bekahcubed said...

Nicholas Sparks is one author I haven't read anything by yet, but am quite curious about. I've seen movies based on his books (who hasn't?) and I think I would probably like him--but I just haven't picked him up yet!