09 February 2012

Monthly Roundup: What's in My Stack?

 I am making an effort to regularly take stock of what I have going on, book list-wise, so that I don't forget about what I want to read, or what I have checked out of the library (I have rechecked books out countless times, because I plain old forgot I brought them home). I am pleased that so far in 2012 I have polished off twelve books so far - that's an impressive dent in my goal of 75.  I am actually considering bumping my goal up to 100.

What am I reading right now?  Well, my Nook Color is on a business trip with my husband (that is why I have ordered him a Nook Tablet for our upcoming anniversary/Valentine's Day), so I have put on hold two of my books, Don't Know Much About Mythology and The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1.  I am about a third of the way through The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon, and it is fantastic.  Originally released in January 2011, I somehow let this book fall off my radar (see - this is why I make lists!).  It is a riveting read about love and loss, and I cannot wait to pick it back up again!  Also in my stack are two Jo Nesbo books, The Leopard and its predecessor The Snowman.  Both come highly praised by my husband.  Following those (and in theory after I finish the Sherlock Holmes novels - would you believe I've never read any of them?) I am looking forward to The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz.  This novel marks the first time ever that the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle has authorized a new Sherlock Homes novel, so I am really intrigued.  I am also planning to reread the first two novels in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, so that I can then read the final five in the series.  And of course, I am rereading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver for an upcoming book club with From Left to Write.  It is one of my all time favorites. For the Teen Lit Rocks book club, I have Born Wickedby Jessica Spotswood on deck.

Those books just represent what I physically have in my hands (or on my Nook).  Next up on my "must list" is The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht and Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo.  The second one just came out this week, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

So, what is in your stack right this minute?  Share with me what you have going on!
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