Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What's On My Nightstand: January

In the month of January I've already read nearly a dozen books, my nightstand has been full, and I've got more books on order. It doesn't seem possible that January is coming to an end, but here we are and it's time for the monthly "What's On Your Nightstand" posting.

Currently if you were to come into my bedroom and look you would find the following books beside my bed...

I found out about this book through two friends who were discussing the series at a party. The series currently has two books with a third promised by 2010. Detective Jack Spratt is the protagonist and he works for the Nursery Crimes Division in the English country town of Reading. In The Big Over Easy Jack investigates the unexpected death of Humpty Dumpty. Stay tuned for my review.

I've read Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel, and Jamaica Inn, so it only makes sense that I would read The Scapegoat next. I know nothing about this book other than it involves two men who trade places, but I've always enjoyed the thriller aspect of Du Maurier's novels, so I'm looking forward to starting this one.

Last fall I stumbled upon The Penderwicks while browsing my local library. This is the sequel and if it's anything like the first I expect it to be a fun read. You can read my review of The Penderwicks here.

I've not read a lot of C. S. Lewis. My experience with him has been The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity. This book was chosen by the majority during the last book club meeting, so I've determined to give it a try.

That's what is on my nighstand list for now, what's on yours? Leave a comment and let me know, or link to your own post. For other Nighstand postings check out 5MinutesforBooks's January post.

9 comments:

Carrie said...

Love ALL the books on your nightstand, of course. You are going to beat me to a bunch. Can't wait to see your review of The Scapegoat. I bet it's awesome!

Kelly said...

Til We Have Faces is, bar none, one of the best books I have EVER read. I hope you love it. I'll look forward to seeing your review on it. It changed my life.

BookPsmith said...

The Fforde looks interesting. I have wanted to read him but haven't made the commitment yet.

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Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Oh man - they all look good. Bookmarking to add to wishlist later. :)

ibeeeg said...

I have not heard of Till We Have Faces.

So...do you read one book at a time or do you have several books going at once?

Rebecca Reid said...

I enjoyed Till We Have Faces. I hope you enjoy it too!

hopeistheword said...

You always read the most interesting books! I'm intrigued by The Big Over Easy. I look forward to reading your review!

I think I read Till We Have Faces a long time ago as an undergraduate. I did a research paper on Lewis, so I read much of his oeuvre. Unfortunately, I don't remember much at all about it. I would probably get more out of it now that I'm a little more mature. ; )

Lindsay said...

I have not read that Lewis book yet.. but I have a lot of his. Have fun reading this month!

Noel De Vries said...

Oh, Penderwicks on Gardam Street is SO much better than the first story! You'll like it.

And Til We Have Faces is

pow
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On my nightstand:

Nicholas Nickleby, by Charles Dickens

Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell

And a whole shipment of new books comes into the library next week. So, yeah. Here we go. :)