Here are the books in progress or patiently waiting their turn to be read:
- Les Miserables for the Classics Bookclub. I got started on this last week. It's been more than 10 years since I read it, and the story is a favorite, so I'm glad that it's not disappointing me this time around. I might even be enjoying it even more. Is anyone else reading it?
- The Irrational Season (The Crosswicks Journal, Book 3) by Madeline L'Engle. Yes, I'm still reading it, but after I wrote about it last month in my Nightstand post, and so few of you had heard of her Crosswicks Journals (non-fiction real journals), I decided that I'm going to do a Madeline L'Engle series on 5 Minutes for Books. So stay tuned.
- In that vein Meet the Austins: The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 1 by MLE is on my nightstand as well. I've never read this series of books that has recently been republished, so I'm going to check it out (and later read more of her adult fiction and nonfiction)
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- Why Women Should Rule the World -- This book was recommended to me last spring, and I noticed it's coming out in paperback soon. It's by Dee Dee Myers, and I have to say that my fascination with the West Wing (oh yes, I'm still watching my DVDs) led me to wonder if she spills any secrets there (she was a consultant for the show).
- Waiting to Score -- I want to read some more Young Adult books for 5 Minutes for Books, so when this (and several others) were offered to me, I jumped on them.
Two others that I'm not sure I'll get to, but would be next in line (and are calling to me, so they may even end up jumping ahead in line):
- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese -- I read his medical memoir My Own Country: A Doctor's Story years and years ago (6? 8? 10?), and it still stands out in my mind as an excellent and informative read. I read another true story, and it was okay, but I am really looking forward to his first novel. This is bad news, as my expectations leave much room for disappointment, but we'll see how it goes.
- The Laws of Harmony by Judith Hendricks
- And since I wrote this another two have snuck their way into the pile. . . .