Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What's on My Nighstand: September

This was a somewhat productive reading month - I did read a bunch, but American Wife slowed me down a lot. I had a hard time getting through it, but once I was glad I was able to finish it off. I'm really looking forward to a lot of the books in my To Be Read pile, and I'm debating whether I'll read Rebecca or The Lovely Bones first, though I'm also itching to read The Lost Symbol. Though I've apparently misplaced my copy of The Lovely Bones, so I guess that will have to go to the bottom of the pile until I can find it!

Polished off this month:

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain - Review to be posted this week, but here's a sneak preview - I really, really liked it!

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld - Still not sure what I think about this book.

Going Overboard: The Misadventures of a Military Wife by Sarah Smiley - This was a book club selection for this month - I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. It was just kind of middle-of-the-road for me.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook by Martha Stewart - Love, love, love this cookbook. I got it at the library, and will totally be asking for it for Christmas. There are some awesome tutorials in it and some great recipes, too. I look forward to cooking with this one.

Martha Stewart's Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share (Martha Stewart Living Magazine) by Martha Stewart - I was much less impressed with this than with the Martha Stewart Cupcakes book. There were some good recipes that I jotted down, but most didn't feel fresh and new to me - just recipes I'd seen in Martha's magazines repeatedly over the years.


Still in the to-be-read pile:
Everything Changes by Jonathan Tropper

Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

How I Became Famous by Steve Hely

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

2 comments:

Tonya said...

Oh my, you are so lucky and I am so jealous...as the new mother of a 3 1/2 month old, I haven't read anything (not baby related) since before he was born. I miss reading and I hope I can catch up with the books on my night stand soon. The last great book I read was "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay, which I highly recommend. :)

ham1299 said...

Nineteen Minutes is VERY good! I agree with Tonya about Sarah's Key! Another VERY good one!

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