Last Nightstand Books of the Year

I cannot believe it is already December. Can you? November fairly flew past, and it’s a shame, because I really love November. It’s my favorite.

But a new month means new books, so let’s dive into this month’s nightstand offerings, shall we?

It’s actually a pretty short list this month.


On the bottom there we have Golden Daughter by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. I’ve got about a hundred pages left to go, and I’m getting that uncomfortable feeling in my stomach that I always get when I start to near the end of a book that has swept me off into a wonderful adventure… that feeling that the adventure will end soon, but I’m just not ready to say goodbye just yet. There’s also the mounting tension of, “AAAHHHHHH! This had better all wrap up in a way that doesn’t make me want to start punching things!”

Next up is, yep, Yorien’s Hand. Awww, it’s so fun to see it in physical form right there with other real books! Lots of editing still to do, which is another reason this pile has to remain small, despite the fact that I have a stack of delectable new books over on my bookshelf that I got for my birthday and they are calling to me…. but no, I must focus. I must stay strong.

The top book is The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson, the last of the Mistborn trilogy. One of my birthday presents was my very own Mistborn Trilogy box set! Eeeeep! I had been borrowing Kaycee’s copies, but had to give them back after finishing book 2, because: moving. And I didn’t want to shoulder the responsibility of keeping her books safe through a move and then shipping them back to her. So, my most wonderful husband, knowing I enjoyed the first two and don’t like leaving series unfinished, bought me the whole trilogy… because just having the third book on my shelf would be lame. And he’s just awesome like that! I have a lot of book reviews to write in the near future, this is definitely one of the series I’m going to devote some time to writing about.

Not pictured is the Beth Moore study on James I’m working my way through, or my Bible, because they are both currently in my reading closet, and I was feeling too lazy to go get them for the picture. Yes, my friends. I have a reading closet! Our apartment has a huge walk-in closet in the master bedroom, and we can fit our glider in there… which just makes me so happy!

And finally, note the new decoration? My sister in law sent me that! I love it so much! It’s so pretty, and “Adventure” is definitely the theme of our lives right now! So I thought I’d include it in my nightstand books post, since that is where it lives right now.
What are you reading this month? I’d love to hear all about your latest reading adventures! And, as always, if you have your own nightstand books post, leave the link in the comments, because I’d love to come visit your blog and see what you’re reading. I get some awesome recommendations through this little meme of ours. I hope you do, as well!

~ jenelle



Ahhh! Golden Daughter is beautiful!! And huge!! I’ve read it on kindle, but can’t wait to get the paperback version! :)

I’m currently reading The westward Christmas Brides Collection by nine various authors, because … Christmas season, you know. :)

Then I’m hoping to read The Sound of Diamonds by Rachelle Rea. And perhaps Darkness Reigns by Jill Williamson. Eep! So exciting! :D


Christmas books at Christmas are the best. I’m going to have to pull out my copy of He Whistles for the Cricket for my annual read of that… it’s not really a Christmas book, but it ends at Christmas with a very Christmas-y message… so I associate it with Christmas.

Yes, Golden Daughter is just gorgeous!

I haven’t heard of the other two… will have to look them up! Happy reading!

DJ Edwardson (@djedwardson)

Oops! Nightstand books. Yeah, that. Kind of forgot about that during my non-fiction reading exile. I will try to at least post something about why I’m not posting anything…

And yes, Yorien’s hand does look rather dashing there. And the sign, oh that’s wonderful!

Enjoying the new look of your nightstand and hoping to read some of those reviews when you get around to them!


I think you should kick the trodgy-non-fiction book to the curb and join me back in the realm of make-believe! (Okay, there are a COUPLE of non-fiction books I enjoy… but seriously… life is too full of the mundane already to spend it doing things you don’t enjoy, especially if those things are self-imposed).

Trodgy is my new made up word, by the way. It’s a word I have decided to use to describe anything that makes you feel like you’re trudging. Bored and trudging = trodgy.


I am reading Yorien’s Hand….well, devouring it fits better. I can’t put it down and can’t wait to have it in paperback.
I am also reading A Time to Speak and Resist. And Implant if I can get to it.


:-D That makes me ridiculously happy that you’re enjoying Yorien’s Hand!

Is A Time to Speak and Resist by Nadine Brandes? I keep seeing her name pop up and I really need to read her books. Who is Implant by?

Deborah O'Carroll

Nightstand boooks! That looks like a lovely stack right there. :D

I’ve been obsessively reading ever since NaNo ended BECAUSE I CAN READ BOOKS AGAIN NOW AND IT’S GLORIOUS! I’ve literally read three books in three days… XD I just read “Six of Crows” and “Skulduggery Pleasant” and “Heidel”, and I managed Diana Wynne Jones’ “Archer’s Goon” in November which was fantastic. :D Next I have “The Sunken Realm” (Serena Chase) for review, as well as Yorien’s Hand (yay!) and a whole other stack of books and ebooks. READIIIIIIIIIIING. It’s kind of fabulous to read again. :P

Oh, and *sees above comment* Implant is by J. Grace Pennington. :)

I may have to join in on Nightstand Books, we’ll see… Awesome post, as always! Love seeing these–and your Ishness. ;) Happy December! ^_^


Yay for reading! There are so many Diana Wynne Jones books that I have yet to discover! *rubs hands together in excited anticipation*

The internet has been kind of quiet the past three days. I had a feeling it was because all my nano-friends were either comatose or curled up in a corner somewhere with a stack of books to read! :)


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