What’s On Your Nightstand?
The 4th Tuesday of the month is supposed to be What’s On Your Nightstand as brought to you by the wonderful bloggers over at 5 Minutes for Books. I always forget or remember way too late to post about what I am reading for the month but today is the 4th Wednesday of the month so it is close enough for me to go ahead and post. The idea is to sum up what you read the month before and to outline what you are hoping to read the next month. Next month you review this month and outline the upcoming month and so on and so on.
What I read in January:
- Simply Southern: With a Dash of Kosher Soul. Margolin Hebrew Academy. I adore cookbooks. This one was a birthday present from my parents. It is fun because it Southern food that is KOSHER! I found many recipes that I want to make already.
- The Alchemist. Paulo Coelho (audio). I listened to this because it was one of those books that people RAVED about. I didn’t like it. I didn’t see what there was to rave about. For me it was along the lines of the Celestine Prophecy and many other self enlightenment books.
- It’s All Greek to Me. Katie Mac Alister. I wanted to like this one but it was just eh at best. Katie MacAlister is a popular chick lit author. She writes several paranormal series that my boss loves. I haven’t read those yet but did enjoy her steampunk romance Steamed. There wasn’t much story – woman meets mystery man on a Greek isle which he happens to own because he is fabulously wealthy. They have sex and sex and more sex. They fall in love, they have some problems, they resolve the problems and have more sex.
- Untitled Manuscript. L.K. A member of my book club asked me to read a manuscript written by the daughter of her friend. It was an honor to be asked and it was actually pretty good.
- Leaving Paradise. Simone Elkeles (teen) Good teen book about a girl who was the victim of a hit and run and how she deals with the aftermath.
- Return to Paradise. Simone Elkeles. (teen) – the sequel to Leaving Paradise.
- Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. (book group). At first I wasn’t sure I would like this book because it is written in letters but it was wonderful. Go read it NOW.
What’s up next?
- No Humans Involved. Kelley Armstrong. Another book in her Women of the Otherworld series. This particular book focuses on the necromancer from the Interracial Council.
- Persian Food from the Non-persian Bride: And Other Sephardic Kosher Recipes You Will Love by Reyna Simnegar. So many wonderful recipes and stories about Persian Jews. YUMMY!
- The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. A coke addict drives his car off a cliff during a drug induced hallucination. He suffers horrific injuries from the accident and while recovering meets a woman who claims to know him. I’m listening to this in the car, only on disk three so far but I am liking it. Could do without some of the graphic descriptions of his injuries but otherwise so far so good.
- The Paris Wife. Paula McLain. Next book for our book group.
- Olive Trees and Honey: A Treasury of Vegetarian Recipes from Jewish Communities Around the World. Gil Marks. Another cookbook that looks like it has wonderful stories along with the recipes.
- A Perfect Blood. Kim Harrison. Book 1o in the Rachel Morgan series. It comes out mid Feb but she has been releasing chapters on her blog. So far we are up to Chapter 4. Loving it!
That’s all that I have lined up so far but I am sure that more will creep up as the month goes on. I am trying to sneak it a bit of reading before bed each night and at lunchtime. What’s on your nightstand?