But now I am totally off topic here. I wanted to show you the books that I have on my nightstand now. I have to smile everytime I go to bed. I was not sure which to start reading first.
- Sugar Queen
- The Lace Reader
- 365 Tao: Daily Meditations
- Crow Lake
- Little Bee
- The Tao Daily Life
- Barefoot Contessa at Home
- Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day
I am not really good at reviewing books, see my Shelfari link: All the books I've read since living in the US are listed, but barely commented on. I'm more like, 'wow, I really liked this one' to 'not bad'. But I will try to just say what I feel reading 'Little Bee'. The author, Chris Cleave is able to describe the different emotions of a woman, be it Sarah who has just lost her husband, dealing with his death and kind of justifying her ex-marital affair or Little Bee the refugee from Nigeria. It is amazing how he voices their trail of thought. Two completely different women from totally different backgrounds with various fears and issues, but linked together by an encounter on a beach in Nigeria. It is a great story and unfortunately so close to reality. Definitely worth adding to your library.
So, I have at least read one of the books of my summer-reading list. Just started Crow Lake by Mary Lawson. The beginning is already very promising.