Today I’m taking part in ‘What’s on Your Nightstand?’, a meme hosted by Jennifer @ 5 Minutes for Books that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The idea is to share books you are reading or have read in the past month.
You can participate in What’s on Your Nightstand? in several ways. Choose what’s appealing to you:
1 )Take a picture or simply give a list of the stack of books that you are in the process of reading or planning to read (it might be on your nightstand, on a bookshelf, or like me, under your bed).
2) Give short reviews of the book or books that you read that month.
3) Tell about what you are reading and why. I love to read the backstory on books. Did someone give it to you? Are you trying out a new genre at the recommendation of a friend (or website)? Did you stumble across a new author in a used bookstore?
4) Fill us in on your reading habits. When are you reading these books? Is one reserved for bedtime reading? Does one stay in your car to be read while you are waiting? Do you read just one book at a time?
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What’s on my Nightstand?
I’m still having difficulty finding time to read along with blogging, work and all the chores that come with looking after a toddler. This month I finally managed to finish reading The Kill Order by James Dashner (see my review here) and I read a short non-fiction book- The 365 Bullet Guide by Marcia Mihotich. I’m just getting into bullet journalling and this book has been really helpful so far, I’ve learned a lot about layouts, doodling and hand lettering already. I’ll probably be dipping into it again as and when I need inspiration.
I just started Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor a few days ago, it was a gift for my birthday last summer and I’ve only just gotten around to reading it. It’s my chosen bedtime read. I have the beautiful UK hardback version, which is my favourite of the covers. I loved the Daughter of Smoke and bone series, so this has a lot to live up to. So far, I’m really enjoying it and already getting immersed in this unique fantasy world, which is full of unsolved mysteries.
I’ve also started dipping into a non-fiction book called The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala. I’ve been doing lots of planning for my sci-fi novel lately and I’m hoping this book will give me some confidence and push me forward to write the first draft without constantly doubting myself.
I’ve been wanting to read Carve the Mark for Veronica Roth for ages, so that’s probably going to be my next read.
Before you go…
What’s on your nightstand? Let me know in the comments!