Welcome to What’s on My Nightstand

Posted on November 6, 2009. Filed under: Fiction, Nonfiction |

The “What’s on My Nightstand” blog is the result of an Oakton Library Orientation Week program, where faculty, administrators, and staff get together to talk about books they’ve recently read.  We’ve been meeting at the beginning of every semester since the Fall of 2008, and each time we meet, some new book lovers join us.  For one hour, we have a lively discussion of our favorite books of the past few months.  You couldn’t ask for more variety.  I’d like to share some of the titles of the books most recently read and discussed at the Fall 2009 program.  For books in the Oakton Library collection, I’ve provided the call #.  Check out this spot for other interesting “reads” of the Oakton Community.

The Girl with the dragon tattoo by Steig Larsson      POPFICTION. PZ4 .L3777 Gir

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout     RHC. PS3569.T736 O5 2008b

The reluctant fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid      POPFICTION. PZ4 .H3534 Rel

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows


Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson      VA515.U158 K87 2005

Rabbit redux by John Updike      PS3571.P4 R27

Some other titles read by the group, but not in the Oakton Library include:

Dishwasher by Pete Jordan

My years in Nanking by Inyeening Shen and Jane Shen Schopf

Shop class as soulcraft: an inquiry to the value of work by Matthew Crawford

Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanne Fluke

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell


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