What is on your nightstand? {let the summer begin}

We will be finished with school this week and the beautiful weather has already proven to be amazing for my reading.

While the kids are playing I am reading outdoors.  Perfection!

During the school year I do not read as much as I would like…but I am about to make up for lost time:-)

These are the books on my nightstand right now.

In true multiple personality behavior…I read different ones each night and have my pages dogeared and things highlighted and circled throughout.

What is on your nightstand?


I have to tell you that my friend Maria is having an amazing $250.00 giveaway to her GORGEOUS shop.

Hop on over and check out all her new merchandise.  Hide your credit cards first:-)

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        1. Lisa

          Eat, Pray, Love is one of my all-time favorite books, and I am an avid reader!

  1. Jemm

    Right now I’m reading Kristin Hannah’s “Firefly Lane” which is really good. Next, not sure. Maybe “A Thousand Splendid Suns” or “Garden Spells”. So many books, so little time!!!!

  2. Deborah Carlson

    What a great way to begin the summer Jeanne!
    I have “one Thousand Gifts” by Amn Voskamp, “Strengthening yourself in the Lord” by Bill Johnson and “Romantic Prairie Style” by Fifi O’Neill on my bed-side table.
    Enjoy your reading time!

    Deborah xo

    1. jeanne Author

      Romantic Prairie Style is such a pretty book! I am so proud that some of my friends are in it.

  3. kristin

    I just bought “Family Driven Faith” by Voddie Bauchman, after meeting him and listening to him at our Homeschool Convention.
    That’s all I can say…
    That, and c.o.n.v.i.c.t.i.o.n.

    I, like you don’t get nearly enough time to read during the school year either, but now…oh my…the anticipation.
    I also have “Large Family Logistics” by Kim Brenneman, “Handle With Care” by Jodi Picoulet, “Restore. Recycle. Repurpose.” by Randy Florke for Country Living. And “The Mission Of Motherhood” by Sally Clarkson.

    A little bit of everything…just what I love!

    I’m new here, and I love it!

    1. jeanne Author

      It sounds like you have an awesome selection of books ready to go! So glad you found my blog.

  4. Traci

    looks like a good stack of books. i too have quite the eclectic pile. some light some heavy. all good.

  5. Trinity Sharpley

    I just started “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, I have “Approval Addiction” by Joyce Meyers and just finished “Earthly Joys” by Phillipa Gregory ~ not really similar reading at all, but all enjoyable 🙂

    1. jeanne Author

      I really enjoyed “The Last Lecture”. Let me know what you think when you are done.

  6. Rosa @ Flutter Flutter

    Wow! Our stacks look VERY similar! lol. I’m most excited about the book that is going to be delivered soon, The Stylists Guide to NYC! My sister got it for me for my birthday… the rest of the pile on my night stand will have to wait when that one comes to the door. Happy Reading!

  7. Mikal

    I’m reading One Thousand Gifts right now… but LOVE the flexibility to read several at once like you do! As a rule I don’t do that, but bottom line – I get bored with one book so many times, and end up not reading at all because I’m “supposed” to finish such and such. I think it’s time to come off my book rules and be a reading rebel for the summer! Well, after my lovely One Thousand Gifts is done! 🙂

  8. amy

    looks like a great mix, jeanne. made to stick sounds very interesting. sounds like faith driven family should be excellent by the comments. i have dangerous grains on my stack, too.=) top that with super natural every day by swanson, the backyard homestead guide to raising farm animals edited by damerow, and a child’s geography by voskamp. sounds like i could use some fiction in my stack. i am looking forward to reading outdoors while the kids run around, too!

  9. Lori

    I just started reading Water for Elephants and have heard great things about it. I just went over to Maria’s ~ what a beautiful shop ~ thanks for the giveaway tip!

  10. Daune | Cottage in the Oaks

    “Family Driven Faith” is wonderful—just went to a family conference with Voddie Baucham at our church a couple of months ago. Still trying to let it all sink in—he pulls no punches and speaks truth. Love it! We also got the DVD to watch as a family.

    A few of the books on my nightstand are: “Boundaries with Teenagers”, Jan Karon’s “Bedside Companion”, “The Five Love Languages of Teenagers”, and several “Where Women Create”—-among many others. I grab every second possible to be out on the porch swing reading. Homeschooling 3 teens doesn’t leave much time during the year to read—but I, too, make up for it in the summer! 🙂

    1. jeanne Author

      I have heard that Voddie Baucham is wonderful in person. I need to see if he is speaking anywhere local this summer.

  11. Alicia @ La Famille

    I’m working on Pride and Prejudice, then it’s on to Jane Eyre…I’ve never read either of these classics…gasp! i know! i also have Little House in the Big Woods by my bed, reading it to the kids at night. And um, a new photography book I haven’t even cracked open yet, Mamarazzi. Can’t wait to dig into that one.

  12. Seaweedandraine

    The “Parisian Chic” book on your night stand looks interesting. I might have to see if my local library has one (or do you think it is worth purchasing one??? I love French styled things (possibly because goes with both of my given names and a little ancestry!!!)

    1. jeanne Author

      Parisian Chic is a lot of fun! I would highly recommend it. See if you can get it from the library though because you will probably only look through it once.

  13. Annika

    I just finished The Paris Wife. It was such a good read! Now I am halfway through Tony Morrison’s Beloved and cannot wait to start on Water For Elephants and then A Visit From The Goon Squad.

    Happy summer!

  14. Leah C

    I love reading…especially in the summertime! At any given time, I’d say I have no less than 6 or 7 books on my nightstand:)

  15. Amy

    I have Family Driven Faith on my summer reading list, too. I am gathering my books this week as we go on vacation next week!

  16. Marcia

    Love Voddie Baucham’s encouraging writing on the family. Favorite christian fiction writer of ALL time is Lisa Samson. “The Passion of Mary Margaret”, “Tiger Lily”, etc. Her fiction made me stop and consider more closely my own personal spiritual journey. She is simply awesome. Should find her at the local library.

  17. Stacey

    I wondered here from a “What I Wore Wednesday” post (saw your cutest grey ruffle bag. oh my. love it). I am now thinking this a divine appointment! What a sweet place you have created here.

    As far as what is on my nightstand. I have a preview copy of “Grace for the Good Girl” by Emily Freeman (out this fall.) It has been my undoing. (in a good way) So after that, I needed to dive into something different. I read cover to cover “Pride and Prejudice” in a week and now I’m 60 pages into “Sense and Sensibility”. Declaring it my summer with Jane.

    Following you on twitter!

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