11 Books on My Nightstand

June 11, 2017



At a rate of two pages a night before my eyes droop, I might finish reading these by 2030. Nonetheless, game on!



1. Tinkers by Paul Harding 













As a Pulitzer prize winner, this book will prove an example to me as a writer and editor discovering the many ways to approach this incredible (and daunting) literary craft.




2. How Fiction Works by James Wood














Hell yeah, I wanna know how fiction works as my next novel has begun. Plus, Wood appears to be a hoity-toity wordsmith which always gives me tingles.




3. Glaciers by Alexis Smith














LOVE this one. A beautiful novella; a delightful ride. It’s my second go-around.




4. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 














Can you believe I’ve never read it? The title kept coming up in conversations so I figured it was time. Especially before I turn 43 and I’m no longer the answer to everything.




5. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan and Maira Kalman














My name is Elizabeth; I have a cookie and potato chip addiction. I love this book for its lack of rules in a diet-frenzied world. Common sense wisdom that we heard from our grandmothers gives us the freedom to enjoy food without restraint, yet stay healthy and svelte. My favorite advice? If it’s from a plant, eat it. If it's made in a plant, don't




6. The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 














Just finished binging on Netflix’s Z-The Beginning of Everything about Zelda Fitzgerald and her great love and fall with that infamous hero writer, Scott. Did you know he plagiarized many phrases from her journal?


7. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke. 















Simply gorgeous! Thank you, Serena. I promise I’ll give it back soon.



8. Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

















Can you believe I’ve yet to read this one too? But I admit, 30 pages into it and I want to uncap my red editing pen.




9. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben














Did you know tress talk to each, even protect one another? It’s slow going, but they give it the old college try.



10. Dwell Magazine














Eye candy; guilty as charged.





11. Plus, you can have some free digital literary babies right here. 














Soon come: The Elegant Out. Just subscribe to this blog for your personal "Early Reader" copy. :-)



What is on your nightstand?

Do you read one book at a time? Or have several going at one?

I haven’t decided which is better. You?

Please reload

What did you take away for yourself from this post?

New Novel
"Reminiscent of Anne Lamott's works.."  
"...really lovely, fun, poetic, impressionistic evocative..."

Welcome! I'm Elizabeth, writer and editor. The story is in the writing. May you enjoy and rise boldly.

Show the Love

When you subscribe, download a gift or share my work, you support a growing readership and your own joyous evolution. It means the world to me, thank you! xoxo

Recent Posts

March 11, 2018

December 18, 2017

Please reload

Please reload