Whew -- another busy month on the Nightstand. Last month I wrote about some ambitious reading plans for this month. Well, I read most of those books (and a few extras that did end up sneaking into the pile as I anticipated they might), but I didn't read all of them.
I am partway into two that were on last months' list:
Waiting to Score, a YA novel
The Laws of Harmony
One I didn't get to is Why Women Should Rule the World. It's first on my non-fiction list. It just got pushed aside -- but not from lack of interest.
I really enjoyed Madeleine L'Engle's Meet the Austins: The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 1, so I'm hoping to continue with book 2, The Moon by Night. I'll probably do one review at 5 Minutes for Books of the two books together.
You Remind Me of Me -- I read a few pages of this last month, and love the writing, but some other deadlines caused me to put it aside. I look forward to picking it back up.
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese -- I had been really looking forward to reading this, but for some reason it hasn't been calling out to me. . . and it's long, so it's quite an investment. We'll see.
My Little Red Book -- an anthology of stories about first periods. Sounds interesting, huh? It makes me smile just thinking about it. This will be posted in early March on 5 Minutes for Mom, with giveaways.
Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth
I also have the opportunity to judge the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, so I have two weeks to read and judge 40 ten-page excerpts. That will be fun, but also work, so I have a feeling I won't read as many other books as I hope to.
However, some that I would like to read if possible are:
Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister's Memoir
The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
I love writing up this post each month. Since I do have deadlines and commitments as far as reviews, it helps focus my reading. I don't write it in stone, because even though I'm a semi-professional reader (HA!), I still read based on mood. However, regardless of what I end up choosing to read, making this list reminds me that there are SO many books out there that I want to read, and reminds me that I'd generally rather read than doing other things.
See what else people are reading the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5 Minutes for Books.