Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What's On Your Nightstand? March 2011

This monthly feature is hosted by 5 Minutes for Books on the last fourth Tuesday of every month. Click on the logo to go and check out all the participants. (As you can see if you click through, I am a week late, I was thinking last but it is actually fourth...oops!)

Starting from the bottom...
All The Time in the World - This was a win from Goodreads, I've read the first few stories and should finish it up within the next few days.
Sarah's Key - This is our local library's book club selection for March. The meeting is next week so if I am going to participate I need to get busy reading!
Miss Hidreth Wore Brown - This is a really fun collection of essays of
Southern humor. I've read it once but need to read it again to write a
review for the blog tour coming up in April.
Thomas Jefferson- This one has been hanging around forever, I just need to buckle down and get it done. It's for the President's Reading project which I am very sloooooowly participating in. (I won't say completing because there is no hope of me ever completing it!) I am beginning to wonder who comes after Jefferson, (Washington, Adams, Jefferson,  ____), that's why I am doing this project because my knowledge of history is so lacking.
The Diary of a Young Girl - Since I took this picture, I have finished this one. I had read it before when I was younger and went through my World War II phase - read The Hiding Place and this one and I don't remember what else. But it had been so many years it was like reading it for the first time. Now I want to watch the movie. I rented it to watch last weekend, didn't, returned it two days late with the accompanying late fees and am now preparing to rent it again - what's the definition of insanity?

This second group is my possible "L" pile. I am working on the A-Z Reading Challenge and ready for an "L" book. These all look good and I have heard great things about three of the four. Haven't heard anything about the Dorothea Benton Frank and she can be iffy for me, but she is such a quick read and so light. I may have to pick that one just as a palette cleanser after the heavier stuff above. If you click  through on the A-Z Challenge you will see that I skipped "E". None of my "E" books excite me (The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Ella Minnow Pea, and Echo). Is there a wonderful "E" titled book that I should be looking for? What I have in my TBR pile just doesn't speak to me.

So for "L" it is either...

Little Giant of Aberdeen County
The Lace Reader
The Land of Mango Sunsets
Little Bee


Jenny said...

Sarah's Key was a great book. So sad at times, but kept me captivated. It is a good book club book. I have a review posted here - http://booksjustbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/sarahs-key.html

I also liked Little Bee. I don't think you will be disappointed with it as your "L" choice.

bermudaonion said...

Your nightstand looks pretty organized. You don't want to see the chaos on mine.

bekahcubed said...

I'm glad you got to it--even if it is a bit late. (It nearly got me when they switched from the last Tuesday to the fourth Tuesday too.)

I was looking over everything I've read in the past few years and the only "E" title that I can really recommend (of the ones I read) is Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers (a re-read, but quite possibly my favorite book by Rivers). Or if you're into children's fiction, there's the Emily series by L.M. Montgomery or Ella Enchanted and Ever by Gail Carson Levine. Unfortunately, none of those were too memorable to me--which means the best I can offer is that I didn't hate them.

Happy reading!