So my friend, Dan, gave an open invitation to his readership to start the meme What books are on your bedside table? Since I keep my bedside table relatively clean (read Sophie-Proof), I'm listing books on my proverbial bedside table, or, books I want to read.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao by Dr. Wayne Dyer
The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffeneger
The Best Recipe and The New Best Recipe both books by Cook's Illustrated
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (I am embarrassed to admit that I haven't read this, but not more embarrassed than I am by the list of movies I haven't seen.)
Dakota by Kathleen Norris
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (I have tried to read this 3 or 4 times and I just can't get into it, but I'll keep trying!)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire
I am obviously a big fan of fiction, but I can read non-fiction if it's well written and can keep my interest. I am currently reading The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, a gift from Roy's granddad. It's totally rocking my world and the fact that it has footnotes sends me into fits if glee. But I don't gravitate toward non-fiction, so any suggestions would be welcome. In fact, if you have any suggestions at all I would be glad to hear them! If I wrote this post from the Library or Joseph Beth, it would probably be three times as long. Alas, this was all I could get off the top of my head.