Well lovies, another month has come and gone and it’s time for another What’s On Your Nightstand? post – which is a blogging carnival hosted by 5 Minutes For Books. For anyone new to this carnival, the premise is fairly simple :
Write about whatever books you are currently reading, recently read and/or plan to read next.
Pretty simple right? Last time we “nightstanded” I was in the middle of reading devouring Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I absolutely adored this final installment of the series everyone has been raving about. You can read my full review here.
I also read:
- The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson: Book Four) by Rick Riordan – Finished October 9, 2010 – I think this was my favorite of the series so far – Percy has grown on me with each book, becoming a bit less dense as he gets older. I’m looking forward to book five.
- The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick – Finished October 12, 2010 – Although this was not the best book I’ve ever read, I did really enjoy it. I think for it’s target audience (middle school girls) it was very well written and I loved how chock full of literary references it was. It also has plenty of good moral lessons, but not delivered in a preachy way – like I said, perfect for middle school girls. – full review –
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery – Finished October 24, 2010 – I can’t believe it took me so long to read this book – it was truly excellent. I think this is one of the best classic coming of age stories, with a little bit of everything. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Right now I’m reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott on my new Kindle. So far I’m enjoying it a lot but I have a feeling it may take me awhile to finish. Here are some of the other books I hope to read in the next month:
- The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry : This is the bookclub pick for November / December and I plan to start reading it very soon
- Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery : This will almost certainly be my next Kindle read when I finish Little Women. I just adored Anne of Green Gables and can’t wait to continue the series.
- The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit by Jill Conner Browne : I have this sitting and waiting patiently for me but will likely save it for when I really need a good, light read.
What’s on your nightstand right now? Tell me about it in the comments section below!