Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What's On Your Nightstand?

What's On Your Nightstand

It's the fourth Tuesday of the month, and it's time for What's On Your Nightstand? which is hosted by the lovely ladies of 5 Minutes for Books.

The number of books on my nightstand are increasing, but I'm sad to say that most books that were there last month are still unread. Let's take a look at my nightstand, shall we?

I've been reading Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings by Mary Henley Rubio for the past month. I'm not struggling with it, it's just big - it's taking a long time. And it doesn't help that I've been reading other books along with this one. I'm a huge fan of Anne of Green Gables but I didn't know all that much about the author, that's the main reason why I chose this book. Also I'm reading it for a couple of challenges: Chunkster Challenge 2009 and Spring Reading Thing 2009.

This is the other book that I'm currently reading. Although I have read some of the other books of the Tempe Brennan series, I never read the first book, Deja Dead. This year I decided that I wanted to re-read a mystery series, and this is it. I love Kathy Reichs, she has the ability to make me forget time and I truly believe that Tempe Brennan is one of the best characters around (if not the best).

Here's a book thats been on the nightstand for a while. My daughter read this book earlier in the year and she's been after me to read it. But for some reason or other I keep overlooking it. But The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Di Camillo is up next in line. I'm reading for Young Readers Challenge 2009 and Spring Reading Thing 2009.

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe is a new addition to the nightstand. I'll be reading this book for three challenges: 18th and 19th Century Women Writers' Reading Challenge, Chunkster Challenge 2009 and Spring Reading Thing 2009.

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell has been on my nightstand the longest, since last November. I've watched the BBC's miniseries based on the book, which I loved, but I'm skeptic about reading the book...I'm afraid that I won't enjoy it as much as the mini-series. Silly, isn't it? Anyway, I signed up this book for several challenges: 18th and 19th Century Women Writers' Reading Challenge, Romance Reading Challenge and Spring Reading Thing 2009.

I never read this book as a child, so I'm looking forward on doing so now. It's another new addition to my mightstand. I'm reading it for several challenges (again): Young Readers Challenge 2009, Celebrate The Author and Spring Reading Thing 2009.

The Duchess by Amanda Foreman is another book that's been on the nightstand for a long time. Two things that are keeping me from reading it, it's length and it's non-fiction. But it will be read this year! I'm reading it for a challenge: Chunkster Challenge 2009.

And here are the books that fall under "just because":

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Carrie said...

I am officially GREEN with envy over that Gift of Wings book! I want that one SO badly. (I was getting ready to buy it but my husband said not to and that I"m a bad one to try to surprise with a book. So I'm waiting to see when this book is going to be sprung on me!) =)

I hosted a Lucy Maud Montgomery challenge earlier this year (and will again next year) so if you are a fan I hope you'd join us. And I can't wait to hear your full thoughts at the end of this book!

morninglight mama said...

Oh, my son also read The Tale of Despereaux and has been wanting me to read it also! It's on my list... someday.

Good luck with your goals!

Heather J. said...

I have Udolpho on my list for the 1% well read challenge!

ibeeeg said...

Great list!

I did not read The Duchess but I watched the movie which I really liked.

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle said...

Looks like a good list, and the book about L.M. Montgomery sounds interesting. I have read a lot of her books, but am like you in that I don't know much about her as a person.

I'm just now catching up with the WOYN posts and am actually doing a giveaway as part of mine. :)