Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Salon #7--A Stack is Waiting

Although it's technically the night before, I wanted to take the time to post a quick list of what I'm excited to take a time out and read this Sunday. As I've mentioned in a previous post, I finally cut myself some slack when I realized that the summer is just not as big of a reading time as I originally thought. Nevertheless, I am reading a number of great books and can't wait for tomorrow to roll around so that I can take a seat and read for a bit!

Here are some of my reads:
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. I'm actually listening to this on audio book, but it's grabbed me and I find myself staying in the car to see what will happen next. Such a gut-wrenching story!
Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai. I recently read and reviewed The Inheritance of Loss by Anita's daughter, Kiran Desai. It was brilliant on so many levels, and I really enjoyed it. Although not an easy read, one that filled my need for a powerful message. Fasting, Feasting is along the same lines, and I'm already up late reading it, so I know it's good!

The Grand Sophyby Georgette Heyer. This was a sadly overlooked book that I forgot to get through last month before the re-release date of this novel. So far, I'm thoroughly enjoying the escape "Regency" read this is for me.
Sleep Deep (52 Brilliant Ideas): Simple Techniques for Beating Insomnia is a book I picked up on sale last weekend and haven't been able to put down. However, it's not a story, so you find yourself reading a bit at a time, writing in the book, and then reflecting on its suggestions. Honestly, the next time I have a really troubling bout of insomnia, this book will be a fantastic resource! (I'm also reading this for my Rejuvenate & Renew Challenge.)

These aren't the only books I'm reading, but are the main ones on my list right now. I can't wait for my "set aside" time so that I can dive back into one, or all of these great reads.


  1. I need to give Anita Desai another try at some point. I read The Zigzag Way last year and sadly it didn't quite work for me, but I don't want to give up on her just yet.

  2. A Thousand Splendid Suns was pretty good. I still have not read anything by Georgette Heyer.

  3. I liked Hosseini's novels, both of them, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I've never read anything by Georgette Heyer either. I'll give her a try this summer. I think it's not a bad read for someone sunbathing by the sea. I'll let you know! Have a great Sunday!

  4. What a nice stack of books to spend the day with! I loved Hosseini's novels, and would like to read both Anita Desai and Georgette Heyer one day. Enjoy your Sunday!

  5. Can you believe that I've had The Kite Runner for years and Thousand Splendid Suns for over a year and I haven't read them yet!!! Have fun reading your great choices!!

  6. You have some great reading there! I'm interested in "Sleep Deep", I was just looking for a book on insomnia two nights ago (and guess why I was up that night? :P )

  7. Man, I saw an Anita Desai book at the used bookstore the other day but I passed it up. Wish I had grabbed it now. Can't wait to hear what you think of ATSS--such a great book.