It's the fourth Tuesday of the month, which for me means that I have the opportunity to look at all the books that I've collected in recent weeks and months and try to figure out which ones I'm actually going to read. I like this exercise.
I'm about halfway through two books that I'll finish soon (before the end of the month, I hope): An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor and dear Anne of Avonlea for Carrie's L.M. Montgomery Challenge.
Amanda and I finally finished reading the Mysterious Benedict Society (linked to my review), and we dove right in to number two in the series, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey. It's not quite as hefty as the first one, and I'm hoping we'll make significant progress this month. Reynie, Kate (oh how I love Kate), Sticky, Mr. Benedict and Number Two are like old friends already.
Toxic Friends: The Antidote for Women Stuck in Complicated Friendships WAS on my Nightstand months ago, and I sort of lost it (it got abandoned in the bottom of a bookbag), but I've found it and would like to get to it.
There are a few memoirs that are right on the top of my pile:
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert
Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon
Hear No Evil: My Story of Innocence, Music, and the Holy Ghost
and then maybe Far From the Land: An Irish Memoir
And two novels I can't wait to get to:
The are some tween/teen books that I sort of want to read (in theory), but haven't been reaching for in practice:
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (of Uglies fame)
The Dead and the Gone (sequel to Life As We Knew It)
William S. and the Great Escape
Obviously I won't read all of these, but I think that 3 memoirs (none are too long) and 2 novels are doable for sure.
See what other people are reading at What's on Your Nightstand at 5 Minutes for Books.