Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What's on My Nighstand: December

This was a good month for reading - I just started another Jonathan Tropper book, he's my favorite author at the moment. After this one, there will only be two more of his that I haven't read, so that's a little sad, but I'll survive. I happened to read "The Firm" this month, I'm sure I'm one of the last well-read people on the planet to read the darn thing. I enjoyed it, and it reminded me that on occasion, John Grisham can write a good book. I've been disappointed by a lot of his later works, but I've heard his newest, a collection of short stories, is quite good. I'll have to try to find that one at the library.

I didn't particularly enjoy "Dear John" - saw the trailer for the movie with a friend of mine when we saw "New Moon" last month, and thought I ought to read the book. It was okay, but it wasn't something I'd necessarily recommend reading.

I enjoyed "Push" but in a way that's kind of indescribable. I will never read it again, because it was a difficult read, due to all of the violence and abuse in the book, but at the same time, I'm glad I read it in a way because the growth of the main character was just astounding given her circumstances. I also went to see the movie with my best friend, and we bought cried our eyes out, it's one of the better fiction-to-film adaptations that I've seen in a while.

What I polished off this month:
1. The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper
2. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
3. Push by Sapphire
4. The Firm by John Grisham

What I want to read next month (and this is all subject to change if Santa saw fit to bring me any books for Christmas!):
1. Plan B by Jonathan Tropper
2. 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 - I started this recently and just haven't finished it, though I need to, as Baby's hitting the terrible two's early with a vengeance.
3. My Life in France by Julia Child
4. Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby


JDaniel4's Mom said...

When I worked as teacher the guidance counselor recommended 1,2,3 Magic as a great book to tell parent about.

Anonymous said...

Seems like once I started blogging I stopped reading those things called 'books'...hmmmm....

Sew Chic said...

Ahh books i used to be a bookworm, but with being a mum and starting my new business life has gotten crazy and my books have been collecting dust!

I love the design of your blog and will hang around to read more

Happy SITS Tuesday

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

Nise' said...

Glad you had a great reading month. I read The Firm right before the movie came out.

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