What's On Your Nightstand - April

It's time once again for

What's On Your NightStand?

hosted by 5 Minutes for Books.

My nightstand is still overflowing and I'm trying to be good and not buy too many books or request too many ARC's for review. But you know how hard that is and the temptation is greater than the resistance when something great comes along.

I've managed to read a total of 52 books this year so far and 10 since the beginning of April. Last month at this time, I was reading "War and Peace" and really enjoyed it. If you want to see my reviews, they are here or just scroll up to the linkbar.

This month finds me reading the 800 page Stone's Fall by Iain Pears and really enjoying it. Also getting used to the British spellings versus Americanized has had me stumbling a few times. My internal editor was going crazy at first. "Wait, that's not spelled right." Check the dictionary and find it's the British variation. Okay, moving on. However, would someone please explain to me what "raddled women" are? Who says reading fiction isn't educational.

What's next on my plate. I'm still participating in a number of Challenges including the Spring Reading Challenge in which I'm reading authors never read before. Plus the Once Upon a Time Challenge, dipping my feet back into the land of Fantasy.

I've had the fortune of receiving some interesting books.

Romance novel - Too Hot to Handle by Robin Kaye - Courtesy of Sourcebooks and coming out as of May 1st, so will be my next read.

Superhero action novel - Enemies and Allies by Kevin J. Anderson - Courtesy of Shelf Awareness and coming out May 5th.

Historical Fiction Novel - The Link: the Third Millennium by B. Sandy - Gift from my Dad. He met Mr. Sandy at Borders doing a book signing and thought I would enjoy the book.

Time travel action thriller - Re-Deal by Richard Turner - courtesy of Lillie Ammann

E-Book French Bred by Frederic Guarino sent to me by Mr. Guarino. I just don't have time to read a 400 page book on my laptop, so going to print it off and read it. Otherwise I probably will never get around to it.

I've also purchased quite a few and am going to try and read these this month:

Classic House of Mirth by Edith Wharton - Reading for Dewey's Books reading challenge.

Murder mystery 1st to Die by James Patterson - My first time for him believe it or not.

Romantic Suspense Forgotten by Mariah Stewart - Romance Reading Challenge.

Young adult fantasy adventure The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - Once Upon A Time Challenge.

What book are you reading next?


  1. As always, I'm amazed at the volume of reading you do, Robin!

    The only title on your list that's familiar to me is 'House of Mirth.' So I agree that reading (your blog) is educational. :-)

  2. I'm currently reading Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence.

  3. Looks like a great list of books to choose from. I wish I would quit getting books from the library and requesting too!! It makes it hard for me to concentrate on my bookshelves!! I'm currently read The Handmaid's Tale-scary!!

  4. I have got to get to work on my books for Dewey's Challenge. Hope you enjoy the Women's Murder Club books, I'm on the 8th. I just got a book by Lillie Ammann, it will be my first by her. Happy reading.

  5. Edith Wharton is a wonderful author-- looks like you're having a reading blast. :)

  6. I've been wanting to read something by Edith Wharton. Interesting list!


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