Last month I shared that I was happy I made time for some personal reading (as opposed to review reading, which is no less satisfying). This month, I also completed two books from my personal list. Each are linked to semi-reviews:
The House of Sand and Fog
The Time Traveler's Wife
This month, I'm continuing the tradition of trying to read some other books on my personal list.
America America was on the "top of the pile" in last month's Nightstand, and I actually did start reading it (a few pages), but needed to put it aside for some review reading, so I do hope to get to it this month for sure.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society recently jumped from my personal list to the 5 Minutes for Books list, since we are doing it for our Bookclub. Follow the link on the title to find out more, but you can join in our September 1 discussion whether or not you are a blogger, and no matter how long ago you read it. I've heard it's a very quick read. It's up next in my stack.
You'd Be So Pretty If . . . was listed in my Nightstand posts forever! Many of you commented that you were interested in it. Well I'm finally reading it. Expect a review at 5 Minutes for Books in September. It's good.
Hell Is Other Parents: And Other Tales of Maternal Combustion is cracking me up. It's a book of essays, and I've read a few of them. It's sort of along the vein of Free Range Parents, so I've enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
I'm also halfway through After You: A Novel, and enjoying it a LOT. It just released today.
I have a few other parenting titles on my Nightstand/Bookshelf, but I have to be inspired to dig into those. The others that I think I'll end up at least starting are
Await Your Reply: A Novel
And some middle grade/YA fiction:
The Secret of Zoom
Escape Under the Forever Sky
Amanda has already read and enjoyed both of these, so I know that they'll be fun.
Go see what others are reading around the blogosphere at 5 Minutes for Books' What's on Your Nightstand.