I always find it incredibly interesting to see what other folks are reading and what books are on their nightstand, don’t you? As a self proclaimed book-a-holic I find that my stash rotates quite frequently and there are always a variety of books in various stages of completion. I am not a one book at a time woman. I usually have several going at the same time because I am not always in the mood to read the same type of book. Maybe that is just me. There is no right or wrong answer here – it is just a personal preference.
Last year I fell woefully behind on my reading goal. I suspect it was the two moves and the traveling and the packing and the unpacking and the traveling that kind of got in the way. I usually try to read a lot when I travel but I think last year I just was a bit overwhelmed with life and did not read as much as I wanted to. But this year has started off with a bang when it comes to reading and I currently have 11 books completed and it is only early February so I am well on my way to my goal of reading 100 books during the year.
So what is on my nightstand now? My stack is actually on the floor next to my bed since I am currently staying with family in Ohio. Here you go:
My travel Bible and devotional journal One Year With Jesus.
Oolong Dead by Laura Childs —one of her Tea Shop Mystery series that I absolutely love because it is all about tea and has recipes and fun ideas scattered throughout the mystery.
A Separate Peace by John Knowles –a book about a boys’ boarding school in the early part of WWII. I have not gotten much of it read yet but it is one of those that I thought would be a good read and so far it is.
Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist –she has been a speaker at the Women of Faith events and I love her style and her writing is so engaging. This book is a series of essays centering around recipes and life sharing with others around the table. I am finding it to be a wonderful book and Chris gave me the perfect Christmas gift.
Finally my ever present Kindle which is LOADED with books yet to read. The one that I have started on my Kindle is All the Lasting Things by David Hopson and I have just barely started it so it is too early to say what I think of it.
So what are you reading? What’s on your nightstand or on your floor? Inquiring minds want to know.
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I really don’t read much — usually just the newspaper (and do the crossword and word puzzle) each day. But, I did buy one of the books you reviewed: Unwanted Love, and finished that a couple of days ago. I enjoyed it, although the language was a bit colorful for me….guess I’ve lead a sheltered life!
I also picked up Down and Out in Bugtussle at the Dollar Store, and started that a couple of days ago. Since I’ve heard of that forever, I guess I’m way behind on reading that one!
I totally agree—it was a good book but the language was colorful and I think –at least I hope —that i wrote that it was an “R” rated book. It had a good storyline but I totally agree with you on that. I am not a fan of that type of language either and I hope you were not offended. 🙁 I have not heard of Down and Out in Bugtussle. Let me know how it is–I am more behind than you!
I just started reading The Life We Bury by Minnesota author Allen Eskens. I’m not far enough into it to give even the slightest review. Of course, I read my bible and devotionals daily.
Your book sounds interesting from the title and it is always great to read local authors, isn’t it?
I’m the same way, I’m working on several books right now. History of Salt, Doctored, Cooking Southern in Her Savannah Kitchen, the Beer and Food Companion, Entertaining, and Killing Jesus… Happy Reading!
I sense a theme here…….food perhaps?
I am almost finished the classic William Faulkner’s, As I Lay Dying and am about to start My Beloved Son by Catherine Cookson. I tend to finish one before I start another but not always. On my Kindle is the Ghosts of Taos which I am reading as research for my next Amanda book. I wish I was a faster reader!
Most of my current reads relate to writing or photography. I have several novels lying in wait!
I definitely cannot have more than one book going at one time! Currently, I just finished reading “Take Me With You” which is a wonderful, uplifting, feel good book by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I just started “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti” by Mohammed Hanif. I’m only a few pages into it, but the jacket cover says “Alice is a Christian in an Islamic world, ensared by red tape, trapped by the caste system, torn between her duty to her patients…” Sounds interesting, no? Then, also sitting next to my chair is “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah which is set in France during WWII. Somehow I keep managing to read books about WWII!
Oh I loved The Nightingale! That is a really good one. I am not always a fan of reading historical novels but sometimes they pull me in. The one you are reading now sounds quite interesting!
I’ve got several books going on at the same time and seriously need to finish at least one of them. Audacious by Beth Moore, a couple of library books (The Divide and a Kristin Hannah novel), What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do by David Jeremiah, and a boatload of a list on the kindle.
You have some great ones you are reading! And the Kindle is ALWAYS loaded in my case. 🙂
I have a collection of Neil Gaiman short stories that is always on my nightstand. The first volume of The Walking Dead. A devotional and my Bible. And my current reads are by Jodi Picoult, Leaving Time – and one by Nora Roberts, The Search. I have another Nora Roberts around somewhere – I can’t remember if I lent it to someone! And I downloaded a “few” to my Kindle also that I have yet to get to! I don’t think my Reading List will ever be finished. At least, I hope not!
Oh you have some great books on your reading list! Loved Leaving Time and need to put some Nora Roberts on my list as well. My list will NEVER be empty.