Stories Sitting on the Shelf

28 Nov

I thought it might be interesting to show you what’s currently sitting up on my shelf that i’ll be reading soon. You can see what i’m currently reading on the side bar over there —>

And you can see what i’m about to read here:

Stories Sitting on the Shelf

Stories Sitting on the Shelf

Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It Lois P Frankel: Offering the same brand of practical, no-holds-barred, expert advice that made Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office an international million-copy bestseller, Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It teaches us the skills we need to turn from a nice girl into a winning woman, not just in our careers but in our relationships, families, and everyday lives.

1984 George Orwell: Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

The Opal Desert – Di MorrisseyThe Opal Desert is the story of three women from different generations with unresolved issues in their lives who meet in the fictitious NSW town of Opal Lake

Paint it Black – Janet FitchFrom the bestselling author of White Oleander, a powerful story of passion, first love, and a young woman’s search for a true world in the aftermath of loss.

ScandalandsKyle Sandilands: The most hated man in Australia. And the most popular radio host in the country. Love him or hate him, there is only one Kyle Sandilands. This is the book Kyle’s fans have been waiting for, straight from the man himself. From his difficult childhood in Brisbane, through to his steely determination to succeed in radio and the successes and disasters he’s experienced along the way, Kyle tells his full life story with disarming honesty.

StasilandAnna Funder: In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterward the two Germanys reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. Anna Funder’s bestselling Stasiland brings us extraordinary tales of real lives in the former East Germany. She meets Miriam, who tried to escape to West Berlin as a sixteen-year-old; hears the heartbreaking story of Frau Paul, who was separated from her baby by the Berlin Wall; and gets drunk with the legendary “Mik Jegger of the East,” once declared by the authorities—to his face—“no longer to exist.” And she meets the Stasi men themselves, still proud of their surveillance methods. Funder’s powerful account of that brutal world has become a contemporary classic.

True Blood OmnibusCharlaine Harris: Contains ‘Dead Until Dark’, ‘Living Dead in Dallas’ and ‘Club Dead’. The first 3 books of the True Blood series. I’ve already read #1 separately, so will just be reading 2 and 3.

Winter of the World Ken Follett: Second book of The Century Trilogy; Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, Welsh—enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.

So those are all the books that are currently sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read. Currently reading Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

-H-

Descriptions taken from Goodreads (as I obviously haven’t read the books!)

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2 Responses to “Stories Sitting on the Shelf”

  1. Cassie November 28, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    AHHHH Read Paint it Black RIGHT NOW. It’s so so so good.

    • hms1990 November 28, 2012 at 11:41 am #

      Haha it’s funny you say that. I actually have started it twice and couldn’t get into it. But i’m going to try again. I’m a bit weird and like reading things in alphabetical order so will read it in 4 books.

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