1. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. I am reading this novel for the April meeting of my book club. So far I'm enjoying the story. Until now I had only read one other Hardy novel, Under The Greenwood Tree, which I liked, so I am hopeful that this will be as good.
2. Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell. Until recently I'd never heard of this book, let alone the author. Thirkell came recommended to me by Marie (a fellow blogger and bibliophile) as someone I might like since I enjoy D. E. Stevenson so much. I'm very excited to read this book.
3. Mr. Twigg's Mistake by Robert Lawson. I'm a huge fan of Robert Lawson. I grew up with my mom reading aloud to me books that Lawson had illustrated like Ferdinand by Munroe Leaf and Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater and books he both illustrated and wrote like: Rabbit Hill, The Tough Winter, Mr. Wilmer and Ben & Me. I was recently browsing the ILL system to see if there were any other Lawson books available that I had not read when I came upon this one. It's a short book, obviously intended for young readers, but I am pretty excited about reading it.
4. Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther. This one has moved back and forth from my nightstand for the last several months, but I am determined to finally get to it this time around! I remember the movie, which was bittersweet. I am looking forward to reading the story that inspired such a great movie classic.
So that is what you'll find on my nightstand, but what about you? What are you reading? Leave a comment or head over to 5 Minutes For Books and link up your own What's On Your Nightstand post.