Wednesday, July 27, 2011
What's On My Nightstand: July 2011
It's the end of July and we are in the midst of a very hot summer. Yesterday was the "What's On Your Nightstand" monthly posting at 5 Minutes for Books and I missed posting... so better late than never! Perhaps it's the heat, or perhaps it's the fact that I'm 5.2 months pregnant at any rate I'm in a reading and blogging funk. My reading has been light and sparodic for the last month and my blogging has been even worse.
Currently on my nightstand I am in the midst of two books:
A Novel Bookstore is a recent release that was translated to English from French (its original publication) and contains a story mixed in mystery, suspense and philosophy. I've read rave reviews of this book and in my attempt to find something unique, interesting and modern I grabbed this one during a library visit. I'm about ¼ of the way into the story, but the verdict is still out. We'll have to see what I end up thinking.
Upcoming reads that I need to have finished by the end of September (our next book club meeting) include:
Other than that... As I said, I'm in a rather funk. I haven't had the attention span or energy to read anything deep, so that has eliminated any classic I might otherwise consider reading, which leaves me with just light or modern books. To be quite honest I'm in such a funk I haven't felt like reading much at all. What I need is a really inspiring or exciting book to read... Something that is not too heavy in content or in writing style and yet has a genuinely interesting and well-written plot. Know of such a book? Let me know.
Perhaps I shall take my own advise and head over to 5 Minutes for Books to see what other bloggers are reading and have waiting on their nightstand.