I know I’m two days late in posting this, but I’ve managed to write a Nightstand post each month for about as long as I can remember, and I didn’t want to let a little thing like tardiness get in the way of that winning streak, so without further blah blah blah, here’s what’s on my nightstand this month:
Since we last spoke I’ve read the following books:
- The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz – Finished April 25, 2010 – I always love a good Spellman Files book and this one was no exception. Lutz’ series is like nothing I’ve ever read before and it’s quite an indulgence. Couldnotputitdown. Quite possibly her best one yet! – full review -
- Sweet Life by Mia King – finished May 8, 2010 - This was my first Mia King book and I really enjoyed it – a good old fashioned chick lit book that made you laugh, cry, etc. It touches on a lot of topics that I think any mother can relate to and even comes with some yummy recipes! – full review -
- The Lightening Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book One) by Rick Riordan – Finished May 19, 2010 – This series is becoming very popular and I can see why. It combines a lot of very cool themes and ideas, some trendy, some slightly more novel. I think it’s a really cool way to introduce kids to Greek mythology and it touches on a lot of other cool, interesting things, too. Great for kids ; for adults, I would warn that it can feel a little predictable sometimes and in the beginning especially, it might feel really obvious that you are reading a book intended for kids, but it definitely sucked me in at the end and I plan to read Book 2 soon.
- Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat by Michelle May- Finished May 19, 2010 - I really enjoyed this book – it’s not necessarily new information but it’s definitely something I think a lot of people should read and know. This is not a diet book – it will not tell you how much of whatever to necessarily eat or do or not eat or do. It’s about relearning how to eat instinctively and to not feel guilty about your decisions. I’d definitely recommend it. – full review -
Last month I also abandoned a book. There was nothing wrong with it, I just lost interest halfway through and had too many other books in my pile and decided to cut my losses, so I never finished The Naked Buddha by Adrienne Howley
Right now I am reading:
- The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
- Teaching Montessori in the Home by Elizabeth G. Hainstock
- What Your Preschooler Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch
- The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson, Book 2) by Rick Riordan
What are you reading right now?