Friday, April 6, 2007
I have a secondary nightstand--a stack, really, of more books to read, when I find the time (hah!). Sometimes they move up to my nightstand, sometimes they get reshelved, and go into a sort of limbo. I still have one eye on them, but it gets less and less likely that I'll pick them up. Sad, really.
Right now, my secondary "To Be Read" pile includes:
When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro
The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Marie Antoinette, by Antonia Fraser
That Old Ace in the Hole, by Annie Proulx
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel, by Jane Smiley
The Echo Maker, by Richard Powers
Suite Francaise, by Irene Nemirovsky
Then there's the list of someday reads--books I didn't read in high school or college, but it seems that everyone else did, books I feel I should read, books I have an interest in, but they're just too daunting, thick, or whatever. And you never know, so I keep them around, too.
The ambitious pile includes:
Cape Cod, by Henry David Thoreau
A House for Mr. Biswas, by V.S. Naipaul
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami
Waverley, by Sir Walter Scott
Scarlet and Black, by Stendhal
Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens
War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
What's on your someday list?