It’s nightstand time again! Not only did I read a bunch of great books this month, I actually wrote them up! I banged out 4 reviews in as many days, plus a video with my kiddos. Go me. Of course there are a few more I need to write now.
Tell me, have you read anything good lately?
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On my nightstand:
- The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.
- Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman, narrated by Cassandra Campbell. We’re halfway through season 2 of the show, and this fits perfectly for “A book based on or turned into a TV show” and “A book with a color in the title.”
Reviews and Other Posts (links go to reviews):
- Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-a-Lot by Dav Pilkey. This features a video of me and the boys talking about the book.
- Finders Keepers by Stephen King, read by Will Patton. This is the second in a trilogy about a retired detective-turned-bounty hunter and his sidekicks and I enjoyed it. Looking forward to the third and final book.
- Orphan Number Eight by Kim van Alkemade. A nurse recognizes her new patient, an elderly and dying woman who was her doctor when she was a child in an orphanage in New York City. She discovers some horrific experiments that were performed on her back then and decides to exact revenge. Based on a true story.
- Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave, read by Joy Osmanski. When a woman discovers a secret being kept by her fiancee, she runs home to her parents vineyard. Only when she gets there she discovers her family is going through their own turmoil.
- The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick. Magical realism, though very light compared to some other authors, about three sisters in a small town.
- The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck, narrated by the author, who with his brother travels the Oregon Trail in a wagon. It was a bit slow at times but overall I enjoyed it.
- Everything She Forgot by Lisa Ballantyne. When a woman is saved from a car crash by a mysterious scarred stranger, it brings back memories of an event from her childhood.
- The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning. I got this as a Kindle First read a while ago, and decided it fit for “A book you own, but have never read” and “A book that was originally written in a different language” (German) for the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge. It’s the first in a trilogy but I don’t know that I’ll read the others, though I did like it.
- The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand. This was my pick for “A book based entirely on its cover” and it was a good choice. I saw it at the library last week, and who can resist 2 women on beach chairs?
That’s it for me this month. Check out 5 Minutes for Books for what’s on nightstands across the globe!