Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What's On My Nightstand: February 2011

As you all know, February is a short month which often means it's not the most productive month for reading. For me it was rather average for the type of year I am having. I was pleased to have finished two out of three books listed on my nightstand from last month. And yet I cannot believe we're nearly done with another month. But onward we go...

Carrying over from last month I have:

A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens. I will finish this book before the end of March as it's the upcoming selection for my book club to discuss at our next meeting.

Added this month:

* Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie. This one is next in my personal Agatha Christie reading challenge -- to read through all her novels in order of publication.

* Tales of an African Vet by Dr. Roy Aronson. A new release, non-fiction work I happened upon while browsing my local library. First glance: it's not James Herriot, but it is interesting.

If I have time I may throw in an Angela Thirkell novel or perhaps another non-fiction work I've been eyeing for months, we'll see. First and foremost I need to finish A Tale of Two Cities!

What are you reading this month? Leave a comment or head over to 5 Minutes For Books and link up your February nightstand list.

Happy reading!


Anonymous said...

I'm taking a break from fiction to read a lot of non-fiction that's piled up: "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp, "The Ministry of Motherhood" by Sally Clarkson, "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "Speaking Truth in Love" by Powlison. I'm looking forward to picking up some fiction after I get finished a couple of the above titles. The last fiction I read was "The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" which I LOVED!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

In March I would be denting all my challenge lists. I would be reading Mine Boy by Peter Abrahams, A Question of Power by Bessie Head, and other books on the challenge list.

Nan said...

Ooh, Sparkling Cyanide! Isn't that a great title. I look forward to it. I so love reading her work. Have you seen this:


I love these lists, which include short stories. I'm trying to follow them as I also read through Agatha's work.

I'm quite interested in the African vet book. There was a British tv series we rented from Netflix a while back - Wild At Heart about an English family who moves there and he's a vet. Have you seen it?

Carrie said...

Oh good! I forgot you were reading A Tale of Two Cities but it would be fun to catch your thoughts on it as I'm planning to read it during the month of March as well.

S. Mehrens said...

Thanks for sharing your reading plans. When I get a few minutes I plan to check them out and see if any catch my interest for future months. :) It's so fun to find out what other books fellow readers are reading!