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On the Nightstand….

What’s up next? Ah, angst.securedownload-1
That on deck circle is always
way, way too large for a busy life.

You asked what is coming up and here is, literally, the night stand.

Olive Kitteredge, by Elizabeth Strout and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner.

Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantell and the this year’s Man Booker Prize winner.
(Catch up, people, if you haven’t seen the October announcement)

I want to dispel that BookSnob only means prize winners. Yes, I gravitate to many of them, but overall, the last few years of the Booker Prize has been a big disappointment. (White Tiger, admittedly, did rock.)

I am sooooooo hoping that Wolf Hall returns to the trend of wonderful, meaty, inspirational decidedly Booker fiction like Life of Pi, God of Small Things, Amsterdam. I got you covered here on the headlines.

Until then, what are you or your book groups reading *right now*??????
What’s on your nightstand?

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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wolf Hall, definitely (I too loved White Tiger but not the other recent Booker winners)
    Alison Wynn Scotch’s Time of My Life
    Colm Toibin, Brooklyn
    George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London…

    October 22, 2009
  2. Regan #

    Katy,
    Was at bookstore in Florence struggling to find a decent read in English and popped up your blog… Found “Olive Kitteredge”, and reading now- thanks for the tip!!
    XO
    Re

    October 27, 2009
  3. easyreader #

    A Gate at the Stairs — just finished it last night. Now moving on to A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book, to be followed by Penelope Lively’s Family Album. And for a little nonfiction, I have Winifred Gallagher’s Rapt sitting on the nightstand too.

    February 1, 2010
    • Comment on the Gate of the Stairs post! And eager to hear about The Children’s Book…..

      February 1, 2010

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