Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What's On My Nightstand: June 2012

Another month gone, just like that. Summer is here and thankfully this year it does not mean too much rushing about, but rather my days are spent mostly juggling normal things like work, housekeeping, and life with my two little girls. Overall we are having a good summer.

Because life has quieted down I have managed to get a little more reading in during the last few weeks. Last month I mentioned several books I planned to read and I'm happy to report I finished all but two of them! On a whim and in addition to last month's list I picked up and read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and Harvest at Stillmeadow by Gladys Taber. Both were enjoyable reads, which I highly recommend. If I can find the time I'd really like to write up a review of each, but reading is one thing and reviewing is another and of late I've only had time for one. (sigh)

So what's left as I enter the blazing month of July?

I need to re-read Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery before the July 18th book club meeting. (We will be comparing and contrasting: Anne of Green Gables, Betsy-Tacy, and All-Of-A-Kind Family.) I also would really like to into Vanity Fair, another leftover from last month, but it is weighty reading for the summer and so I find myself tempted to set it aside and pick up the next Agatha Christie mystery novel on my list: The Clocks.

At any rate I have no shortage of delicious books to read. I'm sure I'll come upon other books I'll decide to read on a whim; in the meantime I would love to hear what you are reading. Leave me a comment and let me know, or head over to 5 Minutes for Books and link up your own Nigh stand post.

Happy reading!


bekahcubed said...

"...reading is one thing and reviewing is another and of late I've only had time for one."

I cannot agree more fully.

I'm always promising myself that I'll review all those books "when I have time"--but by that time, I've read more books and there really isn't any time to go back. So I just keep trucking along. Someday I'll be rifling through old notebooks and find the quotes and notes on books I didn't review...and who knows what will happen then :-)

morninglight mama said...

You know, I've never read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and I feel ashamed saying it. It's on my list of books that I've got to read someday!

Happy reading-
-Dawn, 5M4B

BerlinerinPoet said...

Vanity Fair and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn are BOTH on my TBR list. I'd love to know what you think of the latter when you write up your post.

Carrie said...

Yup! I totally hear you. Reading is one thing, reviewing another. I'm finding it a bit harder to accomplish both myself!

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Reading Anne Of Green Gables is always enjoyable, and while I've never read Vanity Fair, it's one of those books I really do want to read.

I'm reading A Mighty Pearl (written by Daniel Pearl's wife) next, and then probably Hilary Mantel's sequel to Wolf Hall - Bring Up The Bodies.