Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What IS on my Nightstand? (or my EndTable - do people call them that anymore?)

I just finished "The Horse and His Boy" by C.S. Lewis this morning. I'm reading it as part of the Chronicles of Narnia Challenge. The books belong to my daughter, but she is letting me read them.
Now I'm reading "The Last Summer" by Ann Brashares. (The Fun in the Sun Challenge) When I'm done with it, I will go back to Narnia and read "Prince Caspian."
Our book club meeting is tomorrow. We will be reviewing "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. The selection for July is "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls.
One of the recommendations I received from the 4Rs Challenge is "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts. I'm planning to read it on the way to Ireland in July. It's 920 pages, but it is supposed to keep your interest right from page one. We'll see.
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  1. Wow-- I LOVED Water for Elephants-- such an intriguing story, and the main character was incredibly interesting. The Glass Castle was alternately beautiful and absolutely painful to read-- a hugely compelling memoir. Happy reading, and thanks for linking up!

  2. I'm with Dawn--I loved those two books!

  3. I read Water for Elephants and did not enjoy the story very much. The Glass Castle I have not read but am intrigued.
    Happy Reading.

  4. I would describe "Water for Elephants" as gritty. I didn't like it at first, but the more I read the more I liked it. And I loved the ending. When I read it, my Dad had just passed away after a terrible month in a nursing home. I think he would have joined the circus if he could have instead of being there.