Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What’s on Your Nightstand (February edition)

What’s on Your Nightstand is a monthly blog post hosted by 5 Minutes for Books.

Last month, I literally provided a list of the books that were on my nightstand, whether they were there because I intended to read them soon or just because I hadn’t found a better place for them to live in my apartment. Of the 10 books I mentioned, I finished reading three (Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka, The Undertaking by Thomas Lynch and The Pages in Between by Erin Einhorn—reviews are coming for all three), reviewed one (The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker—read my review) and relocated all the rest (which included sending When One Man Dies by Dave White to fellow blogger Never Without a Book).

This month, for some reason, I don’t have a pile of books on my nightstand; instead they are in my office, either awaiting review or next up to be read. They are:
I am feeling a bit restless in my reading at the moment—I’m having trouble committing to a new book (hence the rereading, in part), which is usually an indication that I should be reading something light. I’m hoping that the Robert Charles Wilson book will match my mood. (Short stories might be the answer to my commitment issues!)

What’s on your nightstand at the moment? Have you read any of the books on mine? (No picture this month either, sorry!)


  1. That's a great list! I get restless once in awhile, too. I hope you get back in the groove soon.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  2. Restlessness in reading can be frustrating--hope you find the right remedy soon!

  3. I've heard good things about many of your nightstand books but no I haven't read any of them. My nightstand is actually a mini bookcase so several books end up over there. I've been keeping my library books in the living room lately though as I keep running out of room lol!

  4. This is a fun meme! The Little Giant of Aberdeen County's been on my wish list for a while, I've heard so many good things about it. I'm glad you liked it too.

    I don't recognize any other book on your list and I'm kinda afraid to find out about them! I don't need any more books to add to my wish list! LOL!

  5. Thanks, Bluestocking. I can't remember now if I commented on your list, although I did visit your blog. I'll have to go back and check!

    Thanks, Anna and Lisa. At the moment, rereading a book I really enjoyed seems to be working, although I just got Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber today and started reading that too!

    I know what you mean about running out of room, Ladytink! My partner despairs of every surface in my office (I work at home) being covered in books. I have piles everywhere, I must admit! (And that's in addition to the hundreds of books in my bookcases!)

    Betty, I know what you mean! My wish list has grown exponentially since I started reading book blogs.

  6. Here's a link to what's on mine:


    The books you list are all new to me, so I will have to check them out. I'm especially curious about The Girl in Saskatoon!

  7. Haven't read any of these but I have Acedia and Me in my TBR stacks.


  8. I'm glad to hear my post seems to have inspired you to write a similar one, Danielle! I'm really hoping to get to The Girl in Saskatoon this month. We'll see...

    Shana, I'm having trouble reviewing that one succinctly! It was an interesting read. (Considering I read it last year, I'm hoping I'll finally post my review this month!)