What’s on Your Nightstand?

by Jennifer


If you are looking for this month’s Nightstand, you can find it HERE.

If you’re here, it means that you like books. You may read at the expense of housework and childcare (guilty!), you might not read as much as you want to, or you might have found that perfect balance between real life and the escape between the pages.

Each month, we invite you to share What’s on Your Nightstand? with all of us.

If you blog, you might post about your reading picks, or you may not. I know that once I started writing the 5 Minutes for Books column for 5 Minutes for Mom, I stopped writing as much about books on my own blog, and I’ve missed that.

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?

I hope that you’ll join us the fourth Tuesday of each month (the first one is a week from today, July 29). You will post on your on blog (or if you aren’t a blogger, please participate in the comment section), link to our site, and then link to your post here at the Linky provided for that purpose, so that we can click through and find out what everyone else is reading.

Would you like to display our fabulous button, or use it in your post each month? Grab the code here. (Thanks to contributor Jo-Lynne’s DCR Design for the great look.).

Managing Editor Jennifer Donovan is a contributing editor at 5 Minutes for Mom. She has been blogging at Snapshot for over two years. You’ll almost always find her holding either a book, a fork, a child’s hand, her laptop, or some combination therein.

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Jennifer lives in Houston with her family. In addition to reading, she enjoys travel, Bible study, food, and fun. She blogs about some of these things -- when her nose isn't in a book -- at Snapshot.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 stephanie July 22, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Ooh, I like this idea! :)


2 Nancy July 22, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Great idea! I don’t blog about my reading habits nearly enough. Can’t wait until next Tuesday.


3 L at Motherhood and Potatoes July 22, 2008 at 5:47 pm

I recently discovered your 5 minutes sites. I love to read and the “What’s on Your Nightstand” is a great idea!


4 Trish July 22, 2008 at 6:51 pm

This sounds like fun; I haven’t done a book review in a while and it would be good to at least list the books I have been reading! I am passing the word on.


5 Bonnie Sayers July 22, 2008 at 8:33 pm

This is a nice idea. Read about it from Trish. I write a lot of book reviews already, and do like the emphasis on the backstory of the books. Will try to remember to come back and check out the lists.


6 Katrina (Callapidder Days) July 22, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Sounds great. I’ll be participating!


7 Lisa (Morning Rose) July 22, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Sounds like a fun idea! I’m currently reading two Randy Alcorn books, one of which I won from his blog. I’ll have to write more about that next Tuesday.


8 Annie - Savor This Moment July 23, 2008 at 9:06 am

Sounds like fun! I just have to remember to post it. ;0)


9 photobug mom July 23, 2008 at 10:00 am

This is such a great idea! I can’t wait for next Tuesday to come.


10 Gina Conroy July 23, 2008 at 12:23 pm

I’m already drafting my post!


11 Kari July 25, 2008 at 8:07 pm

OH WOW, this is a GREAT idea for a carnival!!!!! Thanks so much!!!


12 Faye July 27, 2008 at 7:05 pm

A great idea, since I love to read!!


13 Holly August 18, 2008 at 7:57 pm

This is a terrific idea. Count me in.


14 Jenny September 24, 2008 at 12:26 am

Here is a picture of my headboard of my bed where I keep my books. Instead of my nightstand it is covered too though. LOL.


15 Jenny September 24, 2008 at 12:27 am
16 Cheryl E Weaver May 12, 2009 at 11:15 am

Do you still do Nightstand? The latest posting I saw was on Sept 08.



17 La Toya July 22, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I’ve shared this on facebook and will be adding a button to my blog page!!!


18 Abi July 28, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Mine is up and posted on my blog. Here’s a few. Only Angels are Bulletproof by Emily Ann Benedict
Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman
Learning Disabilities by Etta K. Brown


19 Kate April 16, 2011 at 11:41 am

You holy people would probably censor what’s on my Nightstand, but as an idea I think it’s sensible, natural and worthy of global distribution, because it is part of nature in us to have a pile of books on our Nightstand which reflects who we are.


20 Shannon August 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm

That sounds like a lot of fun! I’m going to mark my calendar for that!
Thanks ~ Shannon


21 ToscaSac March 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Oh Good I have the better part of a month to read this book I have had lingering around my home graciously donated by the author who I know through social media.

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22 Susan, Starwood Quilter July 24, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I found you through a reader. It sounds like fun! I’m an avid reader, quilter, and reading teacher so am excited about this monthly post.


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