nightstand

Of course I welcome suggestions!

Currently Reading:

  1. Beyond the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo
  2. Wave, Sonali Deraniyagala

On my Radar:

  1. After This, Alice McDermott
  2. The Echo Maker, Richard Power
  3. Drop City, TC Boyle
  4. Passage to India, EM Forester
  5. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
  6. State of Wonder, Ann Patchet
  7. The Secret History, Donna Tartt

Recently Finished:

  1. The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton 02/11
  2. Gunn’s Golden Rules, Tim Gunn 02/15
  3. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt 03/23

12 thoughts on “nightstand

    1. Excellent suggestion, “roland”. As luck would have it, my generous and well read husband loaned me his beloved copy! Thanks.

  1. Ooo! I know what you were doing! You were reading through the Pulitzer list!

    Richard Russo is my absolute FAVORITE, as is Jhumpa Lahiri! I didn’t have the guts to read Comfort Me with Apples, and I checked out Olive Kitteridge from the library but it my checkout time expired before I could get to it, darnit.

    1. it’s true. I do use the Pulitzer nominees and winners as guides when my own list starts to feel stale and predictable. Why are guts required to read Ruth Reichl’s book? It was great. Olive was excellent- recheck it, well worth a double check.

  2. How do you like Columbine? A friend’s review persuaded me to put it on my wish list, but I haven’t started it yet.

    I’m currently reading “The Elegance of the Hedgehog,” which I see you’ve already read. And I really like Murakami, but haven’t read the one on your list. (I developed quite a fondness for JapLit when we lived in Ukraine — somehow it seemed to be the only English language books we could find besides Harry Potter and Tolkein.)

    I’d love to read something set in the DC area or related to the history around here. Do you have any recommendations?

    1. Hi there, it was so nice to meet you both last night. Sorry we didn’t get a chance to talk more. Your blog is lovely, as is your family. All boys!!?! Wow.
      I am really enjoying Columbine. I don’t usually read much nonfiction but it has inspired me to broaden the horizons. Do you love Elegance? I really did. We can talk books when we meet again later today? Oh- and Happy mother’s day!

      1. Just finished “Elegance…” today. So good.

        I think you’d really like “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman. I read it a few years ago, but it came to mind today and I wanted to mention it to you.

  3. Hi Eve! Was talking to your mom yesterday who forwarded your blog. The little “Bushbaby” is adorable (not at all as how I imagined a Bushbaby to look :-)) congratulations to you both.

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