What's On Your Nightstand?

It's Fall Break, hooray!

Since I finished writing my WIP's first draft, I've just been drifting around--I finished outlining my NaNoWriMo story, which is an MG Fantasy my daughter already knows and loves (yes, I've told her the story), haven't touched or peeked the WIP (must let it simmer, according to the editing experts), and I've been spending a lot of time with the family doing Fall-ish things (getting pumpkins, making Halloween decorations, going out to see the Witches' Village, looking for costumes, etc. etc.). While this is all fine and dandy, I realized I haven't read any of the books I have sitting on my nightstand. I fear if I don't get to it, they'll topple over and smother me while I'm asleep.

So! A challenge. How many books do you think I can finish in the week before November 1st (when NaNoWriMo starts)?

These are the books awaiting me: (Some of them are Kindle editions)

Love StoryAcross the Great Barrier (Frontier Magic, #2)Wintergirls   

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)
The Orphan of Awkward Falls The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Wind Singer (Wind on Fire, #1)  Daughter of the Sun

 East  In The Forests of Serre

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight  Gaia's Secret

The Oak Leaves  Cold Faith and Zombies

Bleeding the Blind (A Short Story from the Parker Chance Series)  Tattered Souls 2: From the Publisher of the multiple Bram Stoker Award Nominated +Horror Library+ Series

Viridis Midnight (Dark Age Dawning, #2)

Bond of Blood (Texas Vampires #1)  Raven

Do you think I'm crazy? I used to be able to read 4 to 5 books in a week, back in my days of living under a rock.

What about you? What's on your nightstand?


Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Cherie...your reading list is awesome. I am sure you can finish atleast 5 to 6 books. I just finished the first two books of the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan. By tonight I will finish Animal Farm. The I have Hunger Games and few other books and have to outline a novel for Nano.

cherie said...

Good luck, Rachna! I love Riordan's books btw, and of course, the Hunger Games. ;)

i'm erin. said...

Oh I love your books. I just read slayers, it was great. I am about to read Beautiful Chaos.

Sarah Pearson said...

Not all of them, that's for sure :-)

Krista said...

I am reading The Black Cauldron and the rest of the Chronicles of Prydain. Although they are on my dresser not my nightstand :)

Lydia Kang said...

I can barely read a book a week because I'm pressed for time. Wintergirls was really amazing. I hope you like it.

Bethany C. said...

Yes, I think you're crazy. Though that answer has nothing to do with your book reading agenda. HEE...kidding. Go for it, luvie!! Read away

Mandie Baxter said...

Not crazy at all! on vacation one time I read 7 1/2 books in a week! You can do it! :0) I have a LOT of vacation time in November so I plan to read A LOT! Can't wait to see your updates.

julie fedderson said...

This is an incredible set of books! I recommend Laurie Halse Anderson--I love the imagery and poetic feel of her writing.

Mindy McGinnis said...

I think you're inspired! And kinda crazy :) I can tell you though that you'll read DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE in about two sittings.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Holy moley! That's a ton of books! Some REALLY great ones, too. For your sake, I hope you can read all of them! And not just because they might topple over on you in the night.

And congrats on getting your NaNoWriMo novel outlined!

A.M.Supinger said...

I recognize some of those books ;)

Jemi Fraser said...

You've got some great ones there! I LOVED Virdis and Hex Hall - awesome books. I've taken to putting my TBR pile in another room so hubby doesn't realize just how many books I've had.

cherie said...

Thank you for the support, guys! I am now diving into book 4. ;)

Anita Grace Howard said...

Holy crikey that's a lot of reading! I hope you get to enjoy them all. :) BTW, what is this Witches' Village of which you speak? Sounds AMAZING!

The Red Angel said...

Happy Fall Cherie!

Sounds like you are all ready to go for NaNoWriMo! Ahhh I can't wait.

You've got some awesome books in line! I've heard Wintergirls is really good. I have faith in you--I think you can get six books into this week if you spend a lot of time reading! I miss being able to read for fun...
nowadays my textbooks are the only things I have time for.



J. A. Bennett said...

Holy moley that's a lot of book! BTW I was totally at the witch's village on saturday. If only I had known you where there! It would have been fun to meet up :) Going back to your question, if the book is good I would say one a day ;)

cherie said...

Anita, it's a place where every Halloween they turn it into a witch village, with people dressing up as witches, witchy decorations, etc. It's fun. ;)

TRA, aww, thanks for the vote of confidence. I read Wintergirls 2 days ago. Very good. I've got book reviews lined up for all the books I read. Goodluck with school!

Jen, it was crazy crowded! We didn't stay very long. I'm sorry I missed you there.

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