What’s On Your Nightstand? It's a monthly meme, held the last Tuesday of each month. The idea is to share the books we've read, are reading and/or plan to read.
I'll start with the last few books I read -- some are listed over there on my sidebar.
1. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald. I gave this book 3 stars, meaning that I wasn't sorry I read it, but it wasn't a book that I'd highly recommend to someone. In all fairness to the book, I think I was expecting it to be like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which someone had compared it to and is one of my favorite books. This story was very different, not very uplifting, and the town of Broken Wheel was never fully developed, which might be because the author is from Sweden. But, now, weeks later, I think of some of the characters and feel a genuine fondness for the story. So maybe it just needed some time to 'simmer' for me.
2. The Edge of Lost, by Kristina McMorris. I enjoyed this book, it's one of those epic stories that begins in Ireland, goes through Ellis Island and Brooklyn, then onto the San Francisco. It's a story about family members and growth and change. A book you can settle into for a while.
3. Olive Kitteredge by Elizabeth Strout. I only read the first three chapters and had to put it down, it was so dang depressing, and I wasn't in the mood to deal with a sad story. Perhaps, I'll try again at some point. This was the April choice for my book club and the overall opinion was not favorable, however I think it is a book worth finishing.
Books I'm currently reading:
1. Standing in the Rainbow, by Fannie Flagg. This is the book I picked up in place of Olive K. I can always count on Fannie Flagg for an enjoyable read with laugh-out-loud passages.
Books on my TBR (to be read) pile:
What are you reading these days?