What’s On My Nightstand in May?

  • The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel published by Unbridled Books (May 2010) – Watch for a review sometime this week – as well as a giveaway of my ARC. This book is being toured around the blogosphere this month, so watch for more reviews!
  • Brooklyn by Colm Toibin published by Scribner (2009) – This one is for a group read for the Booker Yahoo Group.
  • The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly published by Nan A. Talese (March 2007) – I’m reading this one for the Bookies Too Yahoo Group.

  • There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene published by Bloomsbury (September 2006) – I am planning reading this for The Social Justice Challenge whose May theme is AIDS.
  • My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira published by Viking Adult (May 2010) – This novel looks great – it is a review book sent to me from the publisher.
  • Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky published by Europa Editions (March 2010) – Another review book and one I am anxious to read. This one is in translation.

  • In the Wake of the Boatman by Jonathon Scott Fuqua published by Bancroft Press (November 2008) – I got this book months ago for review and I am feeling badly how long it has taken me to get to it. I am determined to read it in May!!
  • Cool Water by Dianne Warren published by Harper Collins Canada (March 2010) – Yet another review book which looks really good.

I have even more stacked up to be read…so depending on how fast I read this month, you might see others reviewed. Here are some additional possibilities:

  • Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
  • The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
  • St. John of the Five Boroughs by Edward Falco
  • Now and Then by Jacqueline Sheehan
  • Russian Dreambook of Color and Light by Gina Ochsner
  • The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson

What’s on YOUR nightstand in May?

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  1. Your stacks looks amazing! Brooklyn, In the Wake of the Boatman, and a few others are on my TBR list. Can’t wait to read your reviews. For May I’m hoping to read at least 20 books but I do have finals coming up. Happy reading and good luck.

  2. May is always a busy/stressful month for me, so I’ll be happy if I get my book club book read! We’ve chosen an older memoir–The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr. I also want to read Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Still Missing, The Season of Second Chances, and A Homemade Life. We’ll see how that goes. 🙂

    • Molly on May 3, 2010 at 02:43

    I have not heard of Cool Water – but I would purchase the book based on the cover alone! Brooklyn has been on my list for months (hmmm….maybe this summer I can finall get around to reading it) — and I am very intrigued by the title, The Lizard Cage.

    I look forward to reading all your May reviews.

  3. It looks like you’re in for some good reading! Cool Water catches my eye.

  4. Lots of good books on your nightstand! Brooklyn is on my shelves so I need to get to that one soon. Mudbound is a great read!

  5. I also just got a copy of I am Mary Sutter and it looks great! I really am interested in Brooklyn and The Singer’s Gun and have been reading really great reviews of both all over the place. I hope you enjoy them. I know I had a really good time with ST. John Mandel’s first book, and I hope that her second is wonderful as well!

  6. I bought all those Bloomsbury reprints, hopefully I’ll get to some of them in May.

    Lizard Cage was my top read of last year. Amazing and powerful.

    • Wendy on May 9, 2010 at 08:46

    Vasilly: If I ever read 20 books in any given month, I would be thrilled! For me, getting to 10 books in a month is an accomplishment 🙂

    Les: Good luck with your reading this month – a lot of the books on your list are also on mine (not surprising!!)

    Molly: Very quickly The Lizard Cage explains its title … and it is not a good thing! I’m 50 pages into it and already can’t put it down.

    Kathy: I think you’ll be seeing Cool Water around – looks like they sent it out to several bloggers for review.

    Stephanie: I’ve had Mudbound on my stacks for far too long – all I keep hearing is how wonderful it is!

    Zibilee: I am really looking forward to Mary Sutter – I am eager to see what you think of it too.

    Elizabeth: I remember last year a lot of bloggers reading Lizard Cage and loving it…glad to hear you also loved the book. I’m 50 pages in and so far so good!

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