Over at Modern Mrs. Darcy, she does a post called “What’s On My Nightstand.” This is one of my favorite posts for many reasons that I will now outline for you here:

  • I love lists. Let’s be honest here. I can read lists quickly and there is always something cool that I can learn from a list.
  • Her nightstand is filled with books! I love books, so it’s kind of a match made in heaven.
  • The act of sharing what is on my nightstand might encourage me to actually read those books that are on my nightstand.

So, on my post is going to be titled “On My Nightstand and To Read Pile” because if I’m honest, the only thing on my nightstand are books, a lamp, and a candle, so what can I do?

On My Nightstand:


On My Nightstand

So, currently, I am reading The Book of Speculation  by Erika Swyler. I don’t know when I became fascinated by books with mention of the circus and circus life (maybe when I read Water for Elephants?) but I seriously can’t get enough. This book has been so interesting, but it’s also been a slow read for me.

Other than the one I’m currently reading (and if you zoom into the picture you will see the various bookmarks that are stuck in) there are quite a few books on my nightstand:

  • Tricked by Kevin Hearne- Even though this is definitely not the most feminist thing I’ve ever read, I just can’t get enough of Oberon the Irish Wolfhound.
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams- This one I’ve started so many times and put down. It’s time to finish it or move it off the nightstand.
  • The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell- I borrowed this from a teacher I work with and I started it, but got distracted. It’s time to buckle down, because this book is making waves and I know I’ll like it.
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn- I’m not sure if this book is for me (I’m not a huge suspense fan), but I’m all for trying new things!
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell- Another one that got such good reviews, I know I need to read it.
  • The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonnason- This one I’ve actually started listening to. The narrative style isn’t like anything I’ve read before, but I must say I really like this feisty old man.

All of these books have come highly recommended by friends and family alike. The problem is is that more books keep coming out, then books get pushed down the list and before I know it, they’ve been on my nightstand for way too long. We’ll see how many I can get read before my next On My Nightstand post!

In my To Read Pile, aside from the Nightstand list:

  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen- I just love her, and so does the inner teenager in me!
  • The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson- I’m trying to expand to more nonfiction.
  • The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms by Chris Colfer- I’ve read the first three books in this series, and the third one ends with a serious cliff hanger. This book comes out Tuesday!
  • The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri- She is my absolute favorite and I almost threw  temper tantrum when Barnes and Noble didn’t have her new book like they said they would. I’m still awaiting my copy.


Do you have any recommendations to add to my list?


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