Friday, January 13, 2012

Books On My Nightstand

I am looking for 2012 to be a good year for books. I am thinking about different books I want to read this year, maybe branch out a little, read some classics, I don't know, push myself a little.  But for right now, these are the books I have to read right now. No Anna Karenina yet!

The Perfectly Imperfect Home, by Deborah Needleman--a book on home design from the founding editor of Domino and now editor of WSJ, the Wall Street Journal's weekend magazine. 

The Leopard, by Jo Nesbo--crime fiction from the Norwegian author of The Snowman.

The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides--newest book from the author of Middlesex.

The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman--my book group's January selection.

The Sisters, by Nancy Jensen--I loved the cover (and it's gotten good reviews)

Then Again, by Diane Keaton--because I love her!

Blue Nights, by Joan Didion--a memoir about losing her daughter less than two years after the sudden death of her husband, John Gregory Dunne (told in her book The Year of Magical Thinking). 

The Sense of An Ending, by Julian Barnes--a new novel by an author I like very much and hailed as a best book of 2011 (and winner of the 2011 Man Booker Award). 

1 comment:

  1. How funny, my book group also chose The Dovekeepers for our book this month. I have not read it and am 175 on the library list. I don't want to buy it b/c other A. Hoffman books I've read, I haven't loved. I just (sent Bob actually) picked up from the library today my reserved copy of Middlesex, based on your Christmas night recommendation! Also, have PUSH and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Have about 25 pages left to read in Digging to America by Tyler. Don't know where to start!