Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What's on My Nightstand: January


It's been a busy reading month this month, thanks to lots of good finds at the library. But the best thing I read all month, by far, was "The Help," which I re-read for my book club's meeting next month. I swear, that's the one book I tell people about these days, when people ask me for a book recommendation. It's such an amazing book. If you haven't read it, go to Amazon right now (because it's ridiculously cheap there for a hardback at $9.50), and buy it. You will thank me, I swear.

What I finished off this month:
1. Plan B: A Novel by Jonathan Tropper
2. Juliet, Naked: a novel by Nick Hornby
3. Twenties Girl: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella
4. Mrs. Astor Regrets by Meryl Gordon
6. Gourmet Today cookbook
9. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (again - a re-read for next month's Book Club meeting)

What I plan to read next month:
2. How to Talk to a Widower: A Novel by Jonathan Tropper
3. Roses by Leila Meacham
4. The Piano Teacher: A Novel by Janice Y.K. Lee

16 comments:

Mrs Gloves said...

Your list is my inspiration! I am "trying" to complete the 100 in 2010 and I've only read 3 books so far! I better get the move on. I've heard a lot of great things about The Help. Guess I'll have to pick that one up.

...stopping by from SITS...

Steph @ A Grande Life

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Good to know that the Help is just as good the second time around. Such a great book. . . .

girlsinwhitedresses said...

Thanks for the rec. on The Help - I've never heard of it, but need to read it. The Piano Teacher book sounds intriguing to me ...

Carrie said...

I haven't read The Help but you certainly sound enthusiastic about it. I will take your enthusiasm into consideration. ;D

In the meantime, looks like you have some fun stuff on your Nightstand.

Lisa notes... said...

So I guess I need to read ‘The Help’. I’ve added it to my list because of your hearty recommendation. I love when people are that excited about a book; it’s a good sign.

beingkeri said...

Oooo, lots of good reads. "Mrs. Astor Regrets" is one I have read over and over.
And I love Nick Hornby!

Great books, great blog - having a ball looking around. Keep up the great work!

Keri @ Spirit of Power

Buffie said...

Wow, you managed to read a lot of books this month. I'll have to check out The Help. I've glanced at it before, but never wound up actually getting it.

Fonda said...

I guess The Help just moved way up on my TBR list! Thanks!

lifewithmyboys said...

Our reading lists are similar - I just finished Twenties Girl and am reading The Help, and am hoping to read Shanghai Girls next/soon.

Sandy said...

Yes yes yes, The Help is an awesome book!

You are one serious reader. I'm impressed!

Thanks again for stopping by on my SITS day.

Brittanie said...

I have seen rave reviews on The Help all over the internet. I need to check it out of the library.

Book Story Lori said...

What did you think of The Help? It's on my TBR list.

Lisa writes... said...

The Help is a great read!

Happy reading!

marfmom said...

I'll have to add some of those to my to-read list! Do you use GoodReads? I love that site! Right now I'm reading Morton Kondracke's book Saving Milly: Love, Politics, and Parkinson's Disease. I really recommend it!

barbarah said...

Wow, you've had a busy month! I don't think I have heard of any of these.

Beth said...

It looks like you had a great month reading. You can read my review for The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte here.

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