Books Currently On my Nightstand

Thursday, March 27, 2014 3 0


As I was reading in bed last night, I glanced over to the pile of books on my nightstand with fresh eyes. I surveyed the titles and realised I’m reading quite an eclectic mix of topics right now, and not a piece of fiction in sight. { Which is bizarre, considering all I used to read was fiction! }

1. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
I purchased this book after watching Sheryl Sandberg’s (who is the COO at Facebook) TED talk “Why we have too few women leaders.” I’ve always been aware that women earn less money than men in the same position (77% as much to be exact) but the fact that women are self-handicapping themselves (to some extent) at work is something I hadn’t given thought to.

2. Soar by Captain Tom Bunn
I’ve previously talked about this book in this post which I purchased after a particularly awful flight recently. Ha. Learning to overcome my fears ahead of my upcoming trip to Phoenix next week!

3. Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood by Anne Enright
My lovely friend C lent this book to me, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. It is a quick, engaging, down-to-earth read about motherhood. I think C is trying to get me to pop out a baby soon… and fair enough, as she is in newborn baby bliss at the moment! And let’s be clear: I do want to pop out a baby at some point, but the actual baby-ness I do not look forward to. Let me skip that first year or so and I will be a happy lady!

4. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
Chris Hadfield is amazing, what more needs to be said!

5. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan (not pictured)
I am also re-reading this book, which I found hiding in my bookshelf the other day. I thought it would make a good follow up read to It Starts with Food.

What are you currently reading?


  • Ashley @ musingsandoats
    March 28, 2014

    Ha. That is quite the collection you’ve got going on there :) but they all sound good…. Especially that Soar one if it means getting over flying fears (ugh). I am currently reading The Fault in Our Stars. Great book so far! I’ve pretty much devoured it in the last day I’ve had it :)

    • thelovely
      March 28, 2014

      Just Googled that book and wow, looks amazing! What a tear jerker (but sounds uplifting at the same time? Is that even possible?)

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