Titian - Mark Hudson
Regency Buck - Georgette Heyer (because I haven't re-read one in ages and I'm getting withdrawal symptoms)
The Emperor Mage - Tamora Pierce
Tales from Ovid - Ted Hughes (permanent bedside addition, perfect)
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan (because I never got round to reading it when it came out with such fanfare)
Hexwood - Diana Wynne Jones
This is why I'm unlikely to ever run a marathon/make my own pastry/become a socialite - when I have any free time all I really want to do is snuggle up with a book. Well, that is one of the reasons anyway. My bedside book pile is in a constant state of flux but this is the current snapshot. I've been thinking a lot about children's books recently and nostalgically revisiting old favourites and exploring new ones. Tamora Pierce and Diana Wynne Jones both stand up to re-reading and I am planning to write something proper about childhood reading, fantasy and women at some point. That may or may not be an excuse to work through their respective oeuvres. John Green's latest book has received a lot of popular and critical acclaim so I thought I'd give that a go and see how contemporary children's writers are doing it. I am still quietly regretting not getting to take the Children's Literature module at university. It could have been so interesting. In another life perhaps.
Aside from that there is my fairly standard mixture of delightful fluff, contemporary fiction and interesting non-fiction. Plus, Ted Hughes's Metamorphoses which I always come back to. Despite this healthy looking pile I am always nervous about running out of things to read. Do you have any recommendations? What do I need to put on the pile?