Be sure to check out 5 minutes for books for some good book reviews and today they are starting a new monthly carnival, What’s on your nightstand? My nightstand usually does have books on it because I tend to read at night a lot, a very guilty pleasure for me! Just this weekend I finished a book that I’ve already returned so I don’t have it for my picture……..Mistaken Identity. It’s a true story about the 2 college girls that were in a horrible van accident, one was killed and the other lived but their identity was switched at the accident site. Five weeks later as a survivor was coming out of a coma the Van Ryn family realized that it wasn’t their daughter after all, which I can’t imagine going through. I knew some of the story from when it happened a couple of years ago but was fascinated to read about it from the perspective of both families and to see what a strong christian faith each of them have. I really enjoyed it and it might be a good one to check out sometime.

Right now I’m reading that book on top, I Heart Bloomberg by Melody Carlson. I picked it up at the church library and it seems to be a light fun read. I got Milk Glass Moon from the town library so I could continue to read about Ave Maria in the Big Stone Gap books! The other 3 books came from my sister Stacy, who is the next best thing to a library! She loans me so many books and I don’t ever have as many to swap with her but it’s nice to borrow back and forth. The Pact by Jodi Picoult, Light on Snow by Anita Shreve….I’ve not read anything by her so I don’t know much about it. I finished Plain Truth by Picoult recently and loved it, hope this book will be as good. The small one is one of the Southern Sisters series of books by Anne George, Murder Gets a Life. The main characters are 60 something year old sisters living in Birmingham who happen to stumble upon murders; they are light and usually quite funny.
That’s what I have on my nightstand for now, what about you? If you post at your blog let me know so I can come see, or tell me what you’re enjoying at the moment!

14 Responses to “What’s on your nightstand?”

  1. Shannon (Muzbee Crazy) Says:

    I have read Big Stone Gap about Ave Maria and loved it. It’s on my list of things to do to read the rest of the series.
    Also, I have read The Pact and Light on Snow. I will be interested in seeing what you think of them. I liked Light on Snow but I just read another one of Anita Shreve’s called A Wedding in December and didn’t really care for it.
    I always like Jodi Picoult books. Enjoy your stack of books!

  2. Tammy Says:

    I love a good light read…I’ll have to look for that first one at my church library!

  3. Stacy Says:

    I have been seeing this on lots of blogs, I might need to play along. I always have a stack on my nightstand too!

    I so want to read the Bloomberg one, I’ll have to add it to my amazon wish list. I have read the few Carlson books that my regular library has and always want to read more. I think she’s very prolific!

    I read Big Stone Gap and Big Cherry Holler two or three years ago. I’m not sure I’d remember the characters, but maybe it would refresh enough. I guess I need to go back and see what else Trigiani has written. So many books!

    I hope you enjoy the others, I did. I think you’ll like The Pact almost as much as Plain Truth. I was surprised by Light on Snow, I really liked it.

    I have more for you, the next time I see you!!! I don’t have as many as the library, but I loan them for longer periods of time, LOL 🙂

  4. Lauren@Baseballs&Bows Says:

    I liked Light on Snow. I hope you do too.

    I haven’t read The Pact. Let me know if you like it! So far, Plain Truth is my favorite Picoult book, so I will be interested to hear your opinion!

  5. Jennifer, Snapshot Says:

    I love swapping books with friends!

    Plain Truth is also my favorite Picoult, I think, but The Pact was the first I read (over 10 years ago), and I loved it, so it might be my favorite 😉

  6. Debi Says:

    I have The Pact and Light on Snow, but haven’t read either of them. And every time Stacy writes about the Anne George books, I want to go pick one up at the library, but I can’t ever seem to remember to when I’m there.

  7. Lindsay Says:

    I love Jodi Picolt. I finished the 10th circle earlier this month and LOVED it.. I haven’t read one of hers that wasnt great! My sister and I also loan books back and forth to each other it is a lot of fun to share and see which books we both liked etc.

  8. Karen Says:

    Light on Snow was one of the few books I’ve like by Anita Shreve. I’m not a big fan of hers, but really liked it. Plain Truth was wonderful! This looks like a fun one to blog. But, unfortunately, there’s not much on my nightstand because it’s all packed in boxes already:( I’ll try to be on board for the next one!

  9. Nancy Says:

    I just keep one at a time on the nightstand and I just finished, “Lost Boy” by Greg Laurie. It is an autobiography and about his call to the ministry. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing your books… I’m always looking ahead for my next book.

  10. Sandra Says:

    My nightstand has 6 books on it right now LOL I just can’t have only one, I read all the time 🙂

    Great books, I wrote down the titles to find them at the library.

  11. Eden Says:

    I’ve never read any of the books on your nightstand, but they all sound interesting and I’ve added them to my list of books to read someday.

    How have you been? Hope all is well.


  12. Kristen Says:

    Jodi Piccoult is my favorite author. Your have some great reads ahead of you 🙂

  13. jen Says:

    For the life of me I cannot find anything I may be interested in taking down to the beach in October to read. I just dont enjoy it. I’m still looking though.

  14. Sonya Says:

    I want to read Mistaken Identity! I bet it’s wonderful. As for The Pact, I hope you like it more than I did. I didn’t care for it. I am starting My Sister’s Keeper though and I like it so far. I like the Adriania Trigiani books. I grew up two miles from Big Stone Gap so these were fun reads for me!

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