Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Books by my bed


"O Day of days when we can read!  The reader and the book, either with out the other is naught." Ralph Waldo Emerson


I have stacks of books, just ready to be read. If only I had a month's vacation by the sea in Scotland,  or I'd settle for Santa Monica or Cape Cod!

Some on my list are classics, some I have read before, long ago, some are things I have picked up that looked interesting  and some are gifts from friends.  

So here is my list:
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Lady Chatterly's Lover by D. H. Lawrence  (i never got around to reading this one)
The Claddagh Ring by Malachy  McCourt
The Real James Herriott by Jim Wight ( read all of the series and really want to read the biography)
History of Ireland  by Malachy McCourt
The Covenant  by Beverly Lewis
The Betrayal  by Beverly Lewis (gifts)
Highlanders A Histroy of the Highland Clans by Fitzroy MacClean
Vol. 2 of The Civil War by Shelby Foote  (i was in the middle when I put it down for something else I needed to read)
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 
Artemis Foul The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer
Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Legendary Ireland by Peter Somerville
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez  (this is a reread)
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper FForde

Now this is only by my bed!  I have a large stack on the bookshelves in the family room,  but that is another post.

Currently I am reading  Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl  that a friend gave me to read.  It is really worth the read.  I am more than half way finished and I am looking forward to finishing it this weekend.  The friend said to pass it on,  so I will give it to R, so she can read it, then pass it along.

What was your favorite book this summer?

3 comments:

Angie said...

My favorite read this summer was "Making Sense of Menopause." KIDDING...I will say that I have fallen in love with reading again. I had some good reads...The Other Boleyn Girl (totally filthy historical fiction) and The Worst Hard Time Ever. I have all ready made my reading selections for the fall and winter....

Single at 50 said...

Oh what are they?

Angie said...

James Frey "Bright Shiny Morning"
Joan Didion "Play It as It Lays"
I will be re reading Graham Greene's "The Heart of the Matter"
and I might try to squeeze in "Wicked" and of course "The Solace of Leaving Early"