What's On My Nightstand

It’s time for the November addition of What’s On Your Nightstand, a fun book meme @ 5 Minutes For Books. All you have to do is write about what you are reading, what you plan to read, or what you just finished reading. You can take a picture of your actual nightstand or not – the details are up to you!

This month I’ll write about what I’m currently reading and what I’m claiming to be reading and the next book I’m planning to read (for my book club which we are finally starting back up again!). So here’s what’s on my “night stand” or you know scattered around my apartment willy nilly-like:

  1. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult – I am about 2/3rds through this book about a girl whose mother abandoned the family when she was 5 years old and is now struggling to identify herself as a mother and doubting her own abilities, worried that history will inevitably repeat itself. I’m liking it a lot, but due to the heavy material of the book it’s taking me awhile to get through. I’m hoping to finish it by the 29th when the book is due back at the library.
  2. Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick – I’ve had this book for years and as much as it’s enjoyable and I want to read it, I don’t seem to be very good at sticking to non-fiction. This book is like a history book in that it’s chock full of facts and details but it’s written almost like a narrative, making it more interesting. Not interesting enough apparently as I’m still on page 24 out of 358. I never was good at actually reading multiple books at the same time though.
  3. The No-Cry Potty Training Solution by Elizabeth Pantley – I’m “reading” this in preparation for training my son, which could happen any day now or not for months at the rate we’re going. He’s not quite ready yet but could be soon, you know?
  4. Death: A Life by George Pendle – this is the book we’re reading for my book club. We’re planning to meet sometime  in December so I’ll be reading it as soon as I finish Harvesting the Heart. It’s a fictional humorous memoir of Death, which should be very interesting and for sure different from my normal reading selection.

Here are some books I’d love to read soon-ish but have no idea when I’ll actually get to:

So what’s on YOUR nightstand?

13 responses to “What's On My Nightstand”

  1. Casey Avatar

    We’re big fans of Pantley, too. We’re also waiting for “the day” when our son starts to seem ready-er for the potty. 🙂


  2. Alicia @ Experiencing Each Moment Avatar

    I need to read that potty training book!


  3. stephaniesmommybrain Avatar

    Mayflower sounds interesting. I was a history major so those kinds of books are right up my alley. I hear ya on the potty training thing. My kids are 5, 3.5, 2, 1month. My boys were 3-3.5 before they trained. Not for lack of trying on my part. Boys just don’t care if they are wet or dirty. Makes me crazy!


  4. Kristy Avatar

    On my nightstand this week is…

    New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
    The Baby Book by Dr. Sears


  5. Jean@workingmomma247 Avatar

    Ooh I may wanna check into Death a Life sounds like my kind of humor in a weird way.


  6. Sues2u2 Avatar

    Wow! You amaze me w/ what you read @ once. I could never do it. Drives me nuts.

    I’ve read the Jodi Picoult book. Actually I’ve read a couple of hers. We read one for our book club & since then, well, she can really tug @ your heart strings. All I can say is make sure that you have tissues handy w/ hers! And I did like this book. All of her books make you think too.

    I’m reading “The Thief’s Gamble” by Juliet E McKenna ’cause I’m pretty much a sci-fi gal myself.


  7. Kimberly/Mom in the City Avatar

    The No-Cry Potty Training Solution sounds good. I read Pantley’s No-Cry Sleep Solution and found several valuable tips.



  8. Jenni Jiggety Avatar

    I just ordered that Jodi Picoult book for my book club. Is it any good? I am kind notl ooking forward to starting it…


  9. Lindsay Avatar

    I love Jodi Picoult! I have not read the one you are reading though.. I am going to have to look into that one 🙂 My son is young still on the potty training thing 19 months.. but is starting to show some interest.. I should read a few books so when he is more ready and vocal I will be as well 🙂


  10. Carrie Avatar

    Oh hey – the no cry potty training solution book ….need to hear your opinion on that when you are done reading it! We talk a lot about that subject around here but that’s about where it stops. We’re all talk, very little action!


  11. Scrappy Girl Avatar

    I am getting ready to read Nicholas Spark’s new novel “The Lucky One.” Lil Sis brought my copy to me…signed by Mr. Sparks of course. Oh the perks of her living in NC…wish she was here still!


  12. Janet Avatar

    You have some great titles here. Jodi Piccoult is an author I haven’t read, but have only heard positive things about. I’ll have to check out one of her books soon.


  13. Jen@OurDailyBigTop Avatar

    You’re so good about reading. I don’t have anything on my nightstand at the moment. I do enjoy Jodi Picoult and read 19 Minutes while on my trip.

    As for the potty training, just having gone through it myself. I say wait until your son is ready. No one wins if one party doesn’t want to play.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!