Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What's On My Nightstand: July

Ok, not only is it a little depressing that we're more than halfway through the year and nearly to the end of the summer... but it's also a little depressing that my Nightstand list hasn't changed much in the last four weeks. But I will admit that is mostly my fault.

Here is what is currently lying on my nightstand, either being read or waiting to be read:

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. This book was selected by my book club along with another short story novel by Dickens for our July meeting. I started this book in late June and hope to finish it before August.

Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie. The next novel in my quest to read all of Christie's mystery in order of publication.

The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy. I read the first book in the Pimpernel series a while ago and felt it was time to return, unfortunately I couldn't get my hands on the second in the series... so I am going to move on to the third.

That's it for now, but I suspect I'll read some others in August as well. Check back on Saturday for my July wrap-up post and August reading predictions. And check over at 5MinutesForBooks to see what everyone else has on their nightstand, or to link to your own list.


Just Mom said...

Interesting reads - I had never heard of Little Dorrit. Enjoy your month!

Carrie said...

I SO want to read the rest of the Pimpernel series and keep forgetting about it. =P

Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

After watching Little Dorrit on PBS earlier this year, I really wanted to read it and still do, but the 900 pages is a bit daunting!

Good reading though!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I know you and Carrie are friends -- you sound like her mourning the passing of time with another monthly Nightstand post.

Diane said...

We saw The Scarlet Pimpernel in NYC; it was great! i have not read the book.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

I've never read any of those. A 900 page book...seriously? WHEW...you're a better reader than I!

Nathan & Alison said...

One thing I really liked about the P'ville library was that they had all the Scarlet Pimpernel books. I wish my library had more than just the one book.