Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What's On Your Nightstand?

I recently discovered What’s on Your Nightstand? at the  5 Minutes for Books fabulous website.

On the fourth Tuesday of each month you share what you are reading!

Here's what my July looks like.



This month I read WATERCOLOR by Leigh Talbert Moore on my Kindle (Check out the awesome Dragonfly series here!). Then I read THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green. (Yes, I cried.) After my 9 year old son purchased the Gennifer Choldenko books at Alcatraz last month, he read them quickly and raved about them. He told me I had to read them. So on Saturday I read AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS. I am almost done reading AL CAPONE SHINES MY SHOES. Such great historical fiction and so amazing that they are set where we just visited last month! What is cooler than a book set on Alcatraz!?

Also on my nightstand is Maggie Steifvater's THE DREAM THIEVES from the library. And after that, I plan to read WISHING FOR WASHINGTON by Shelley Sly on my Kindle. I also just bought SAVE THE CAT to read and learn from at some point.

You might also see Us Weekly and Entertainment Weekly on the nightstand, too. I do enjoy pop culture. And I also see my new nonfiction picture book WORDS ON BIRDS peeking out! Yes, I did turn the books so you could read the titles, but I hate to say that my nightstand usually is as cluttered as this!

So, tell me. What's on your nightstand this week? Check out a list of blogs featuring nightstand reads here!

11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kelly, I've seen worse!
Only thing on my nightstand is my iPad, so that cuts down on the clutter.

Kelly Polark said...

Alex - I even found a stack of old magazines that I'd been meaning to recycle before taking the photo! :)

Lisa notes... said...

I cried at The Fault in Our Stars too. I still haven't seen the movie, but I figure it'd be better to watch it at home because I know I'll cry again. :)

Kelly Polark said...

Me, too, Lisa! I am waiting to watch it at home!

Suzanne Casamento said...

Wow! You read a LOT. I don't have any books on my nightstand. (I feel like I should go to Writer's Detention or something.)

I just ordered Melissa Westemeier's Kicks Like a Girl. So I'm excited to read that next.

As for the Fault in Our Stars. I just can't. I cry enough on my own. ;)

Jemi Fraser said...

Great choices! I have to get those Al Capone ones for my class - I've heard good things. You're going to enjoy Shelley's book - it's great!

Shelley Sly said...

I loved the first Al Capone book, and have been meaning to read the second.

Also, thank you for mentioning my book!! You're so awesome! :D

bekahcubed said...

So glad you're joining us this month! I used to clean off my nightstand every month for picture time - now I've given up and take my pictures elsewhere. It takes approximately 2.5 minutes for my nightstand to get cluttered again!

Susan said...

I also read (and cried at) TFIOS. Not sure I want to put myself thru the emotional trauma of the movie ... One of my fave things to do is visit a place and then read about it. Your Alcatraz-related visit and reads sound awesome!

Carrie said...

Oh, glad you discovered this! It's tons of fun.

Bluerose said...

Based on all the crying mentioned in the comments, I think I'll skip The Fault in Our Stars! ;)