Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What's On My Nightstand: October

I am pleased to say I finished all but one of the books on my nightstand last month! October was a good month for reading and I hope November will be just as good. There is something about autumn that just begs one to find a quiet corner, pick up a book, and read.

As October winds down I am working to finish The Gentlemen From England by Maud & Delos Lovelace. I expect I'll have it finished before the week is half over. This is my last planned read for the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge, the rest Lovelace books I've yet to read will have to wait for next year.

Once that is completed I plan to finish The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, which is the current read for my book club. I began The Moonstone last week and only set it aside so I could finish up the aforementioned MHLRC. I need to get back into The Moonstone and finish it before the second week of November, which seems quite possible as it is a riveting read and not terribly long.


So that will bring me into November, and for the rest of the month I'm not yet certain on what is next. I might pick up The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie, the next in the list of books I must read for my personal AC reading challenge. Or there is that John James Audubon biography by Richard Rhodes that I've been eying for some time. The list of "to be read" is always longer than time allows so I am sure I will not be at a loss for something to read. I guess we'll just have to wait and see...


What about you? What are you currently reading? What's waiting on your nightstand? Leave a comment or head over to 5 Minutes For Books and link up your own "Nightstand" post.

Happy reading!

12 comments:

morninglight mama said...

A while ago my online book club read a Wilkie Collins book, but I wasn't able to join them that month, so I'm still unfamiliar with that author. But Agatha Christie? I read a TON of her at one point in my life- such fun!

acrossthepage said...

I've never read any Wilkie Collins, but I want to. Thanks for reminding me!

Congrats on reading all but one on your nightstand.

S. Mehrens said...

Wilkie Collins is heralded as the first author of detective fiction, he wrote The Moonstone before Arthur Conan Doyle created the famous Sherlock Holmes.

The Woman in White is the only other WC book I've read, it was excellent, albeit a little slow start. Oh... I did read The House to Let by Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell. That was short, but good.

I am looking forward to reviewing The Moonstone.

Amy said...

That Agatha Christie novel looks interesting. May need to add it to my TBR pile! :)

This is my fist link-up for What's On Your Nghtstand! So glad I found it! I love reading about what others are reading!!

Carrie said...

Hey, congrats on your progress! =) That's pretty good. I got to all but one on my list too. But I only listed three so I'm not sure how successful that is. (I'll take it as a success at this point, I think!)

Nancy said...

"There is something about autumn that just begs one to find a quiet corner, pick up a book, and read."

I loved this! Just one of many things I love about this time of year.

Nancy @ 5minutesforbooks.com

Nan said...

I have The Moving Finger on my Kindle, and this is the next one for my 'personal AC reading challenge' too. :<)

Lauren said...

Congrats on tackling your pile! I wish I could say the same. Can you believe I have never read an AC book?

Thanks for sharing your list!

Lauren from 5MinutesforBooks.com

Jennifer said...

I have never read an Agatha Christie book... that's probably not good to admit. :)

Tonia said...

Love your book choices! I read Woman in White by Collins and I've got him on my looong list of authors to read more of.

Brittanie said...

The Moonstone is on my TBR but I have no idea when I am going to get to it. I look forward to your review.

Cassandra said...

My list of to-read books grows faster than my list of read books. :) Happy reading!