Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What's On My Nightstand: September

I have quite a long list of books I'd like to have read by the end of October and by the next What's On My Nightstand post. Now that I think about them all I doubt I'll get through them before the end of the month, but I am going to make an effort to make a dent in that list.

Here is what is currently waiting on my nightstand:

The Tune in the Tree by Maud Hart Lovelace. This is one of the remaining books by Mrs. Lovelace that I have never before read. I have a few others, but this came first on my list. I plan to read it as part of the second annual Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge, which will begin Friday, October 1 and run through the end of the month (10/31/10). I know little to nothing about this book, but judging how much I've enjoyed the other works by Mrs. Lovelace I am sure I'm in for a treat.

Russian Winter
by Daphne Kalotay. This is a new release and the first novel by Ms. Kalotay. I learned about this book thanks to Book Club Girl. Her praise was enough to make me want to read this book immediately. I am fascinated by the premise of this story -- a Russian ballerina, the Cold War, some expensive jewels. I hope I end up enjoying this as much as Book Club Girl did.

Mini Shopaholic
by Sophie Kinsella. As some of you may have noticed I have a little bit of a weakness when it comes to certain chic-lit authors. Mostly I avoid chic-lit books with the occasionally exception, but for someone like Sophie Kinsella I always make an exception. Mini Shopaholic is her latest in the Shopaholic series and it's hot off the presses. As much as Becky Brandon infuriates me with the scrapes she gets herself into I find myself drawn to the books. I have to know what happens next.

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie. The next on my list of Christie reads by order of publication. Another Poirot mystery, this is one I know nothing about and am excited to dig into another delicious mystery by one of my all-time favorite authors.

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. I know it's quite scandalous, but I do believe I have never read more than one or two short stories by Doyle. I figured there was no better place to begin than with the first Sherlock Holmes mystery. I'm hoping to squeeze this one in before the end of the month.

As for other reads, there are at least a half dozen more books I'd like to see myself reading, but I think I'll be lucky if I finish all of these plus the other books and short stories I have slotted as part of the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge. It will be interesting to see where I am next month at this time.

Until then, happy reading!

-- Curious to see what other bloggers are reading? Have your own nightstand post you'd like to share? Head on over to 5 Minutes For Books to see other reader's lists or link up your own.


mommablogsalot said...

Mini Shopaholic looks really cute - I haven't followed the series but I do like Sophie Kinsella in general. Great list!

lifewithmyboys said...

I didn't know there was a new shopaholic book out! I've read all but the one with the sister, can't wait to read the new one.

Russian Winter looks really interesting too. Great list!


bekahcubed said...

I'm laughing over your shopaholic comment--about wanting to know what happens next. I always enjoy the first book of a chick-lit series, but have pretty much decided against moving on to the next books along. The characters always seem to "get it" at the end of the first book, and then you start the second to discover that, no, they really didn't learn anything the first time around.

Carrie said...

I like the cover art for Russian Winter. I'll look forward to hearing what you think of that one - and Lovelace too, of course!

Alison said...

Just finished reading Mini Shopaholic last night. I really enjoyed it. I think I especially related to this book because Becky now has a 2 year old daughter.

Russian Winter is waiting for me next at the library.

Looking forward to your review of the Lovelace book. I just might have to read it, too.

Cassandra said...

Sounds like a great list. Happy reading!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

you have intriqued me with russian winter.... I love the title of your blog....