Nightstand Clutter

I love to read.  This page will include lists of favorite books, short book reviews, and books that have had an impact on me and the way we live.

On My Nightstand Now:
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German involved in a plot to assasinate Hitler. 

The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir.  I'm a bit fascinated by Good Queen Bess, so decided to pick up a biography on her.  It's well-written, but like most non-fiction, taking me a while to get through.

The Core by Leigh Bortins.  This was written by the founder of Classical Conversations, our homeschool group, and I've heard fantastic things about it and hope to start soon.

Laura by Donald Zochert. I've had this biography on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder for years and never read it. Shame on me, I know, but I'm enjoying the insight into her extraordinary life. (I've since put this one aside for a while, but want to finish it this winter.)

On My Nightstand in Days Past:
(this is not an exhaustive list, obviously, but I'm trying to list what I've read most recently)

Non-Fiction: Food, the food industry, and simple living
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Better Off by Eric Brende
The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin
Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal by Joel Salatin
Crunchy Cons by Rod Dreher

Non-Fiction: Cookbooks
The Bread Beckers Recipe Collection
The Good Housekeeping Cookbook
Rodale's Basic Natural Foods Cookbook
The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
Vegetable Heaven by Mollie Katzen
The Sneaky Chef by Missy Chase Lapine
The Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book by Laurel Robertson
The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin
Simply in Season by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert

Non-Fiction: Homeschooling
The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise

Non-Fiction: Other
The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald.
Don't Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman.
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. 

Fiction: Young Adult
Various books by Madeleine L'Engle (recently read the series on the Austen family)
Princess Academy and the Books of Bayern Series by Shannon Hale (don't judge by that first title!)
Speak, Fever 1793, Catalyst, Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Thr Hunger Games trilogy

Fiction: Other Favorites
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Various Books by Jane Austen
The Last Sin-Eater by Francine Rivers
The Silmarilion and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
The Poisonwood Bible
One Hundred Years of Solitude