On Our Nightstands · Reading Roundups

On Our Nightstands #1

On Our Nightstands is a weekly roundup of the books we’re actually reading this week. Peruse our list for some what-to-read inspiration and stay tuned for more detailed reviews!



I just finished America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie and loved it! The story of Thomas Jefferson’s daughter was so compelling and it left me wanting to know more about her. Next up is the first in Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series (a Book Club Sunday favorite!), In the Woods, and I can’t wait to dive in and find out what everyone has been raving about.


A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams is on my nightstand and I’m loving every page!


I just started Tana French’s latest, The Trespasser, and can’t wait to see where this case takes Detectives Conway and Moran.


Broken Harbour by Tana French (OBSESSED with her – these books are EXCELLENT on audio. Highly recommend. This particular book in the series is not as much of a favorite as the others but I’m not done yet, so we’ll see how it turns out!)

The Novice’s Tale by Margaret Frazer – a mystery set in an English convent in the 1400’s, the first in the series. (And I am a sucker for a series!)

Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton – just started this mystery thriller set in the Scottish Shetland islands that starts with a discovery of a body carved with ancient symbols… gray weather, remote setting, mysterious crime, and Scottish (or British) – the perfect combination in my eyes!

Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic by Lily Zalon – I’m slowly savoring this magical book (a la Postsecret) filled with pictures and letters written to/about JK Rowling and/or Harry Potter. It will make you smile and cry and will remind you of why we all love the magical world of Harry Potter.


I’m currently reading The 100 Year Old Man Who Jumped Out the Window and Disappeared or something like that. (Editor’s note: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.) (Editor’s note #2: December’s Book Club Pick!) And it is a hoot. I’m excited for my one-woman interpretive charade at our next book club meeting. I hope to someday be as carefree as this old chap, but maybe without the murders.

Wishing every day were Book Club Sunday!


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