Last week's Booking Through Thursday question was all about the books at your bedside. (As usual I'm late to the party.)
What books do you have next to your bed right now? How about other places in the house? What are you reading?
Oh my! This is a "moment of truth" question for me. You see my eyes are bigger than my reading time when it comes to books I want to read and the stack by my bed is always way too ambitious. Especially since many of the book are library books and come with an "expiration date". This question is going to force me to face my bedside pile and realize I need to give up and return some of these books to the library. Ugh!
Here is the list of the books that on stacked on the floor next to my bed, on my bedside table, sitting next to me as I type and in my book bag waiting to be returned to the library.
On the floor:
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (recommended by a friend)
Tinkers by Paul Harding (2010 Pulitzer winner, June book club selection)
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (new book by favorite author, though doesn't sound all that interesting. Might need to go back)
Based on Availability by Alix Strauss (to be reviewed for TLC Book Tour sometime in mid-June)
Chelsea, Chelsea Bang, Bang by Chelsea Handler (gift from daughter who loves Chelsea)
Shakespeare's Face by Stephanie Nolen (impulse buy from library book sale. I love everything Shakespeare and this NF book about a possible early portrait of Shakespeare has me intrigued)
On the bedside table:
Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir (love Weir's biographies. Moved this to top of list after seeing Robin Hood)
Next to me (waiting to be read as soon as I drag myself away from the computer):
Unfinished Desires by Gail Godwin (excellent so far. Just wish I would pick it up already!)
In the book bag:
Geisha by Jodi Cobb (great photos of modern geisha. A topic that intrigues me)
Dear George and Other Stories by Helen Simpson (contains fabulous story - Heavy Weather- about the difficulties of raising small children. Really spoke to me)
Waiting for me to make the time to write a book review:
The Leisure Seekers by Michael Zadoorian (funny, heartwarming and full of truths. Stay tuned)
Holy moly, I'm exhausted just thinking about it. How about you what's on your bedside table, stacked on the floor or in your book bag?