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What’s on your nightstand? – November

Thoughtfully penned on November 25th, 2008 and generally concerning Reading

What's On Your Nightstand

It’s been slow reading this month. I’ve been making my way through the never-ending book, otherwise known as The River Why, and haven’t really accomplished much else. It’s also been a busy month on PaperBackSwap which means I’ve added a few books to the stack.

Currently on my nightstand…

From previous months:
Velvet Elvis
The Pact
Keeping Faith
The Englisher
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

New additions:
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig – I came across this book in an Amazon search and thought it sounded interesting. We’ll see if it is.

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares – I read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants back in the Spring and enjoyed it for a quick, fun read. My BFF and I are completing the series now, and then we’re going to watch the movies together (assuming we can find a time/way to do so without the kids underfoot).

A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell – another Amazon search find. The book is set in Italy in 1943, toward the end of the war, and tells the story of Jewish refugees searching for safety. I enjoy reading about this era (both historical writing and fiction) and am looking forward to this book.

1776 by David McCullough – This is a book that I’ve wanted to read for quite some time and am finally putting in my stack.

During the last month I’ve finished two books, The River Why and Nights in Rodanthe.

I really liked The River Why; it wasn’t an easy read but definitely worth it. If you know anything about fishing you would probably understand it better than I did, but the story is a back to earth type story with a spiritual journey theme. I found it pretty interesting.

I read Nights in Rodanthe because my best friend and I were planning to go see the movie. It was a basic Nicholas Sparks book – sweet, sappy, easy to read.

That’s what’s on my nightstand; check out What’s on Your Nightstand? at 5 Minutes for Books to see what other bloggers are reading. Happy Reading!

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. I love YA lit, but I haven’t read any of the Traveling Pants books. I may need to check those out!

  2. I love some of the books you have on your list. I want to read the Nights of Rodanthe.. glad to hear its sweet, sappy and easy to read. Gotta love the Sparks books :-)

  3. I’ve also wanted to read 1776 and have never gotten around to it. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it once you’ve had a chance to get through it!

  4. sounds just like the Sparks book I read a couple of months ago, although I would also add the adjective “unbelieveable!” :)

  5. I read 1776 last year and loved it. A Thread of Grace sounds intriguing. Happy Reading.

  6. Thanks for the list-some good books in there!

  7. I love American history and really enjoyed 1776. David McCullough is a gifted writer!