“What are you reading? What have you read recently? What are you planning to read next? What books are currently on your nightstand either literally or metaphorically.”
Books Read This Month
When we last nightstanded, I was reading Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery which is all about Anne’s life as a mother. Although I missed having Anne as the central character, it was fun getting to read about the antics of each of her children and also read about Anne’s thoughts of motherhood and marriage, something I could obviously relate to. We’ve now come full circle and though I plan to continue reading her other books, I was also ready to put them down for awhile and focus on other books.
I also read These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner, which my book club discussed last week. I really loved this book. Though it was a bit slow to get into initially (mainly due to the dialect and the main character’s poor grammar early on), this story really sucked me in. One part Oregon Trail meets the Arizona Territories, one part epic love story that rivals Scarlett and Rhett, one part coming of age story that follows our main character from a young, naive girl of 17 to an experienced mother and housewife approaching her thirties. – see my book review –
Right now I’m reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, a spur of the moment choice that’s been sitting on my bookshelf for awhile. To be honest I was just looking for something short but it is also considered a classic which didn’t hurt. I am enjoying this murder mystery though at times it’s a bit much. One of the characters in particular recalls a past event that is quite heartbreaking to read about. But it’s a very short story and I’m already nearly done after having really just started it a couple of days ago – and I have to say I’ve found the writing excellent and the story fascinating.
So the only book that I can say for certainty I’ll be reading next is our March bookclub pick, My New American Life by Francine Prose. Here’s a brief description from goodreads:
“Set in the aftermath of 9/11, “My New American Life” offers a vivid, darkly humorous, bitingly real portrait of a particular moment in history, when a nation’s dreams and ideals gave way to a culture of cynicism, lies, and fear. Beneath its high comic surface, the novel is a more serious consideration of immigration, of what it was like to live through the Bush-Cheney years, and of what it means to be an American.”
If I have time I’m also hoping to read Pies & Prejudice, the next in the mother daughter book club series by Heather Vogel Frederick that I’ve become a bit addicted to!
So what are you reading right now?