What’s On Your Nightstand? #3

What’s on your Nightstand is hosted by 5 Minutes for Books. You can participate in What’s on Your Nightstand? in several ways. Choose what’s appealing to you:

  1. Take a picture or simply give a list of the stack of books that you are in the process of reading or planning to read (it might be on your nightstand, on a bookshelf, or like me, under your bed).
  2. Give short reviews of the book or books that you read that month.
  3. Tell about what you are reading and why. I love to read the backstory on books. Did someone give it to you? Are you trying out a new genre at the recommendation of a friend (or website)? Did you stumble across a new author in a used bookstore?
  4. Fill us in on your reading habits. When are you reading these books? Is one reserved for bedtime reading? Does one stay in your car to be read while you are waiting? Do you read just one book at a time?

Books I’m in the Process of Reading:

This means any books I intend to read in the near future, or am currently reading. 

  • Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas – Paperback.
Featuring all the books I need to read in the background…

Why I’m reading this: well the finale is out TODAY (tears). I have been putting this off for a year now. I bought a $12 copy at Target, I am thrilled!

  • Ink, Iron and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare – Audiobook.


Why I’m reading this: This book was available at Hornsby Library via Libby. I used my blog to “spotlight” this March release at the beginning of the year, and have only just started to read it.


Short Reviews of the Books I’ve Read This October:



I didn’t think this story was necessary to TSC, but I still enjoyed Izzy’s pre-teen sass.

This book was a let-down and so overhyped.

  • Sadie by Courtney Summers – 5/5 stars.

SADIE IS SUCH A BANGER. Read it via audiobook, thank me later.


This book is what I wished the Selection, and the Red Queen were going to be (I did not enjoy either of them). Thank god I’m finally reading the story I expected from other YA Dystopias.


Reading Habit Reflection

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This week, I have been punched in the face with the end of term assignments. But that’s okay. Because each task completed leads me a day closer to Christmas time. I love Australian Christmas time. I will sit back, tarnishing my lovely new books with my sweaty fingertips. Ah, bliss. Overall, I’ve only been able to make a dent in my reading progress when I’m on the train (for hardcopy) and bus (for audiobook). 


Do you guys get sick while reading in a car/bus? If not… teach me your ways!

Author: Cal's Reading Corner

HSIE teacher from Sydney, Australia.

One thought on “What’s On Your Nightstand? #3”

  1. I’ve been seeing SADIE on so many blogs. Now I’m truly curious. I can only read in the car if I slide down and hold the book up so that I am looking up to read and not looking down. Only this way will I not get car sick while reading. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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