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What Are You Reading These Days?

April 22, 2013

There are so many good books out there these days and, of course, so many of them are sitting on my nightstand. I feel like I’ve been devouring books like food lately. Which I guess is better than actually devouring food.

I recently finished the following three books that were all so good I read each of them in a matter of days.

latest booksCalling Me Home by Julie Kibler was SO good and I appreciated her original story idea. The Affair by Colette Freedman was a fascinating look at the surprisingly sympathetic three triangle perspectives of an affair. And Amy Hatvany’s Heart Like Mine left me in tears throughout the entire book. I love Amy’s books, but this one was a tearjerker. But oh so good!

I’ve been lucky to get to know Amy through Twitter book chats and Facebook. But meeting her in person on her recent book tour visit to San Diego this month was an especially nice treat!

Me and Amy HatvnyAfter three intense fiction books, I’ve switched gears and am now knee-deep into My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss. I’m loving her memoir, but biographies mixed with food and recipes are always tough for me to read before bed because they make me so hungry. Her stories of growing up in Berlin are fascinating though.

Here’s what’s currently on my nightstand to be read next (Amazon cart and wish list filled with books not included).

bookshelf to readSo tell me: What’s on your nightstand to read? What are you reading now? Have you read any of these titles? What do you recommend?

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  1. April 22, 2013 1:17 am

    Reblogged this on misentopop.

  2. April 22, 2013 3:30 am

    What a list! And thanks for the recommendations.
    Toms River- the story of the Ciga-Gigy environmental disaster in NJ, Sonia Sotomayor’s bio, and have on reserve at the library- A Fault in their Stars by John Green.
    I just finished a bio about Yip Harburg, the lyricist who brought us Wizard of Oz and much more. Delightful. So many titles, so little time.

  3. April 22, 2013 8:12 am

    Rules of Civility was one of my favorites last year. I think you’ll love it 🙂

  4. April 22, 2013 11:35 am

    Wow your “to be read” pile looks amazing…i dont know any of those 🙂


  5. April 22, 2013 4:13 pm

    Thanks for the great suggestions Leah! I’ve recently downloaded Beautiful Ruins after hearing great things about it (so I may be late to the party). So many more on the Amazon wish list, like you mentioned!

  6. April 22, 2013 4:59 pm

    I never should have looked at this. My already-staggering TBR might need a few more additions based on what you’ve got going on. IN your stack, I’ve read THE SISTERS, THE SNOW CHILD (loved, loved, loved) and FAITH. All very, very good.

  7. April 22, 2013 7:08 pm

    That pile is out of control! Mine is like that too and there are also the digital books to throw in there too. Oy!!! I just read Beautiful Ruins and loved it. Am now reading Randy Susan Meyers newest and really enjoying it, too!

  8. April 23, 2013 2:53 am

    Hi Leah, I haven’t read any of the books on your nightstand, but I love the warm height of that pile! I’m currently reading two children’s books ( ‘The Music of Dolphins’ and ‘The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making’) and an adult book by an Australian author (‘The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea’). Happy reading!

  9. April 28, 2013 6:58 pm

    My heart filled to see my former creative writing professor’s THE SISTERS in your pile! I love her work. I want to read THE SNOW CHILD, too. Right now, I’m reading THE AGE OF MIRACLES and listening to THE DOVEKEEPERS on audiobook.


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