On the Night Table [3]


This week’s reading choices are an eclectic mix of Non-fiction, Classic Erotica, YA and Adult fiction.

Truth be told, I’ve read Little Birds of Anäis Nin before but I wanted to feature it on my Throwback Thursday either this week or next week. It’s a slim volume, an anthology of sorts. It’s a collection of short stories that are not suitable for young children. I did like it when I read it; but I’ve read it so long ago, I can only remember bits and pieces of it.

Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee Anderson is a huge tome that will probably sit here forever. I think I’ve mentioned it before that this enigmatic man has always been a fascination of mine. I’m taking my time reading his biography.


The Son of a Certain Woman by Wayne Johnston  is an odd one. It’s a story about a disfigured boy whose mother is like Aphrodite herself. Lusted by boys (including her own son), men and women alike. It’s written by a Canadian author and is set in East Coast Canada. It’s got subtle humour and a fascinating insight to a life of a mother and son in the 50s. I can’t quite decide about this book yet.

Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney This one I’ve already finished. I enjoyed it immensely. It’s like that movie, Night at the Museum where statues and figures come to life every night. This book has Art History and beautiful paintings described in Whitney’s words. I tell ya, I’ve never been more motivated to go visit an Art gallery after reading this.

Those are my reading choices for this week. I meant to post this on Monday but I forgot that Photo Vomit goes up that day. I’m sort of getting back to reading YA again – slowly so that’s good news for the hundreds of books I’ve got stock piled in my shelves.

What about you? What are you reading this week? Have you read any of these? What do you think?

  • This is quite the mix of books…With your comparison to Night at the Museum I really want to read Starry Nights now!

  • oh that's a lot of different book! Great choice!

  • I'm so glad Starry Nights was good. I'm starting Cinder next because of a recommendation from my friend 🙂 Amazing pick!

  • I'm reading The Fiery Heart and after that is These Broken Stars. So a good reading week for me, I hope 🙂
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  • I'm so glad that you're slowly picking up more YA books Joy. I don't think I've moved away from YA books in a long time. Starry Nights hadn't been receiving the greatest reviews that I had been expecting, but I'm glad to see it left a great impression with you. I look forward to reading your review for it. I'm currently reading The Madman's Daughter, which I'm surprisingly enjoying and The Promise of Amazing which is so-so so far.

  • Aw, love the pictures. <3 Heh, not read any of these (A) but I do hope you will love them all when you read them 😀 Thank you for sharing Joy. <3

  • Well that is quite the mix you got there! I haven't read any of these. I just finished Bang by Lisa McMann yesterday and am now reading Evertrue by Brodi Ashton. And then when World After finally arrives on my doorstep later this week, I'll be reading that FINALLY too! lol

  • I haven't read any of the books you've mentioned, although reading Che Guevarra's biography would be a welcome change for me. This week, I'll be reading Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J Bick, and most likely World After by Susan Ee. Go YA!