Currently on my nightstand

22 Aug

Last night I went to put my glass of water on my nightstand and couldn’t find any room…it has become overrun with books! Here’s the rundown…

1. Lonely Planet Nepal– As I mentioned on Monday, Brian and I are going to Nepal in November! We are seriously excited. Is it November yet?? The first thing we did after buying the tickets, was head to the bookstore (yes a few still exist) to buy books. To say I have become obsessed with researching Nepal would be an understatement. Swayambhunath, I’m coming for you!

2. Blue highways– I bought this book before I left on my road trip across the USA last year. Sadly, I still have not read it. At least I accomplished driving across the country!! I have high hopes that I will get to reading it at some point soon, so for that reason it stays on my nightstand.

3. The Spontaneous fulfillment of Desire– I have read this book a million times and every time I do I find something new to love about it. It makes me remember that the world is a pretty magical place.

“I do not believe in meaningless coincidences. I believe every coincidence is a message, a clue about a particular facet of our lives that requires our attention.” – Deepak Chopra, The Spontaneous Fulfillment Of Desire

4. The Color Of Water– This was given to me as a present for my 30th birthday last month and it’s fast become one of my favorites. I am almost finished with it and I can’t say enough about it. Such beautiful writing on it’s pages. Love it. Go buy it.

“And when James asked what color God was, she said, God is the color of water.” 
– James McBride, The Color Of Water

5. The Alchemist- I am sure many of you have read this one considering how famous it’s become. It is my favorite book of all time. Yet another one that reminds me that the world is a magical place and that we all have a purpose to fulfill.

“Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

6. Wild- Just bought this book  at my mother’s insistence. She thought it would give me inspiration for my book. Considering the woman knows me pretty well, I did as I was told.

7. FIfty Shades Of Darker- I know. I know. I’m embarrassed to admit that I have read two out of three of these. I will say that after finishing this one (in two days…they are an easy read) I decided that I’m not reading the third. I’m done with the saga.

8. I Feel Bad About My Neck– I love Nora Ephron. LOVE. She is a huge inspiration to me as a writer and this book is one of my favorites. fifty

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.”
― Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

9. Awaken The Giant Within– I have mentioned in prior posts that I have been to a Tony Robbins seminar in the past (keep your laughter to yourself). I know people have mixed messages about him but I happen to find this book a helpful tool in living my best life.I re-read it often.

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”
Tony Robbins, Awaken The Giant Within 

What books are on your nightstand??? I would love to know!


17 Responses to “Currently on my nightstand”

  1. ManifestYogaJen August 22, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    I love you

  2. mylifeisthebestlife August 22, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Great list! I just finished Bossypants by Tina Fey and now I’m reading Sacre Blue by Christopher Moore. I used to have a nightstand full of great books, but now I have a toddler and precious little time to sit and read. But I cherish EVERY. SECOND.

    I’m with you on the 50 Shades series. I read it to see what all the hype was about, but man oh man was it a waste of my life…

    • katemcclafferty August 22, 2012 at 8:38 am #

      I loved Bossypants! Laugh out loud funny right? I have never heard of Sacre Blue…I must check that out. Thanks for sharing your nightstand with me:)

  3. gregorychankins August 22, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    I totally get the night stand thing. I usually, and currently, have a stack of books on my night stand that threatens to topple over and kill me in the middle of the night – death by literature. Currently reading Winter’s by Mark Helprin. Magical but strange.

  4. cravesadventure August 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    I just finished reading Wild and loved it!!! Happy Reading:)

    • katemcclafferty August 22, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

      Oh good! I keep hearing great things about it. Looking forward to reading it.

  5. Cassy August 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    What a interesting selection you have going on there! =D I absolutely love The Color of Water, I read that book back in my freshman year of high school and it always stuck with me. Such a masterpiece. I have been really wanting to read the Alchemist but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Currently on my nightstand, I have the second book of the Game of Thrones series, The Crazy Sexy Diet, Unlimited by Jillian Michaels, and The Happiness Project. =D

    • katemcclafferty August 22, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your books with me. I thought The Happiness Project was an interesting read. Look forward to hearing your thoughts! Oh and you must read The Alchemist 🙂

      • Cassy August 23, 2012 at 11:07 am #

        The Happiness Project helped me plan out a lot of my goals. It really taught me to conquer bigger projects by making smaller projects that go in that direction. =D

  6. righteousbruin9 August 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Blue Highways is one of my all-time favorite road books. Lonely Planet is an excellent series.

    • katemcclafferty August 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

      Alright I really gotta read Blue Highways! Especially if it’s one of your favorites.

  7. bradswrite August 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Reblogged this on bradswrite and commented:
    one out of 9’s not bad.

    • katemcclafferty August 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

      meaning you only like one out of my nine books? If so I’m dying to know which one!


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