Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What's On Your Nightstand - July

July has been a busy reading month! I finished 7.75 books. That is a lot of reading for me, even during the summer. Going back to school next week is really going to slow my reading pace and I am going to miss my mornings sitting on my back porch with a cup of coffee and my books.

This month I finished:
Salt - A World History
Snow Falling on Cedars
To Kill a Mockingbird
In the Wake of the Plague
The Russian Concubine
The Book Thief

I am almost finished with (my .75 book)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Next on my nightstand
Vive La Revolution by Mark Steele
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella (this one on audio for my trip to KY this week)
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (my book club pick for September)
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston - this is a re-read to prepare to teach it in class the second week of August
and if I can squeeze it in...
The Girl from Junchow by Kate Furnivall - this the sequel to The Russian Concubine

What's on your nightstand this month?
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  1. You've accomplished a lot of reading in the past month! I still am not sure about that history of salt book although I do think it could be RATHER interesting!

  2. Carrie, I would not have read the Salt book if I was not teaching AP European History in the fall! It is an very interesting look at how one commodity shaped the development and history of the world, but I would not recommend it to someone that is not a history buff.

  3. Hmm--The Namesake. I saw that movie a few years ago, but didn't realize it was a book. I've been meaning to check into something from Jhumpa Lahiri, so I might just do that!

  4. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time and movie.

    I'm a history nerd, so I'd probably enjoy reading the Salt book. May have to see if the library has a copy.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. You did well for a busy summer months and children at home. Salt sounds fascinating, I loved the Book Thief. Snow Falling on Cedars and To Kill a Mockingbird are on my tbr list. You read some good books. I've read A Tale of Two Cities more than once and enjoyed it very much. Happy reading this week.

  6. On my nightstand...

    Dune Messiah (a sequel is coming out next month, so I need to refresh)
    Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Yep. A Stephanie Plum novel.)

    Just two. You're smoking me. :)

  7. Der - I will be lucky enough to read one once school starts.