The nearest book to me was the one in the photo - Bridge of Souls by Fiona McIntosh. the reason it was on my desk was because a child had removed it from the bookcase and given it to me and I hadn't yet got around to putting it back on the shelf. The other book on my desk is "Forever Odd" by Dean Koontz...I'm still working on a book review!
The 1 closest to me, on the top of a pile of books (on the floor) to read, is, 4th of July, by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro.. He's my favourite author,so I have a few of his books waiting to be read. I only buy the books from op-shops, then I pass them onto another James Patterson fan!
I just found this question again, at 1.09m, Father's Day, & the book closest to me, (besides my notebooks) is a little Penguin book, & inside the 1st page, it reads:
Poppy Z. Brite. 'His Mouth will Taste of Wormwood and other stories' (only 3 other stories actually.) The book was where it was because I'd found it in the lounge room on a armchair, & I bought into my bedroom, & throw it down, near my bed!