Saturday, February 9, 2008

What books are on your bedside table?

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.


Dan said...

We did The Time Traveler's Wife as an audiobook. It was abridged, but it was well-done with different actors for the leads.

kclblogs said...

holy cow! you've got a lot of books on that list!!

Rae said...

Is it coincidence, fate, or just an explanation of our friendship that the first book on your list is the one I am reading right now?

Strangeite said...

I should do a list of the books that ARE actually on my side of the bed. However, I think it would require a shovel, pick axe and mining helmet to get all of the way to the floor and I don't have two weeks to excavate.

Leigh said...

Eat Love and Pray is an amazing book, and a Walk in the Woods is very entertaining!

Anonymous said...

what does it say that the book i am reading i can't remember the title to?

it's the same author as the number one ladies detective agency series...

but i don't have a bedside table...and i need to dig around little arms and legs every eve to find it...

Mary Bix said...

Annie I agree with Leigh - I just finished EAT, PRAY, LOVE and thought it was awesome. I didn't want it to end. I read A Walk In The Woods on an airplane. Fabulous and funny! Mom