On My Nightstand

For October I made the {small} goal of reading four books.  At the time I thought it was a reasonable goal.  And I got through the first two books rather quickly.  But I just finished Outlander (two.months.later) and still haven't finished Unconditional Parenting.  But the goal of reading {more} was accomplished, so I consider it a win.

Then for my birthday, Josh completely spoiled me with $100 Amazon gift card for books.  And his sister, my bestie, also sent me $ for books from Barnes & Noble {my favorite!}, so after Thanksgiving I sat down and gathered all my notes and wishes about books I wanted to read, and began finding them on the interwebs.  {Also for my birthday, my mom sent me Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott Gregson, but that book deserves its own post, so keep an eye out for it!}

Said books have been rolling in ever since, and it makes me SO happy!


In addition to finishing Outlander, I also finished Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.  Man's Search For Meaning was a very timely read considering the loss of our pregnancy and the uncertainty of our future. I really loved reading about the psychology behind his theories and how positive his view of humanity was despite all he went through in the concentration camps.

This morning I started Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult.  My mom had told me about at the end of the summer, so we both got it and are reading it together. I'm excited to be able to talk to her about it as we read!

And now, on to the books on my shelf. 
Oh how this sweet little collection makes me smile!


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Winter Street by Elin Hildebrand
Matchmaker by Elin Hildebrand
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Little Face by Sophie Hannah
Don't Let Me Go by Susan Lewis


Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

After Leaving Time, I would like to reread The Giver.  Josh and I watched the movie for date night last week, and it made me want to read the book again.

I also hope to finish Unconditional Parenting.  I am looking very much forward to Josh's Christmas vacation (3 weeks, baby!) so I can get a little more reading done than I have in the last two months.

What are YOU reading & loving?
Please share!


Emily said...


That link is to a review of To All the Boys I've Loved Before. It was my favorite YA read of the year and the reviewer's favorite as well. You would fly through it.

Christine said...

I'm re-reading Little Women right now and I love it. It transports me to another time every time I steal away a minute to read it.

Anonymous said...

Omg... Did you finish outlander?? I did a couple months ago.. my life has been forever changed!

Petersons said...

I really liked Outliers. It really makes you think. But that is how it is with Gladwell's books.

Janet said...

After looking through your stack of books I picked Orphan Train up at the library. I enjoyed it very much and hope you do too.