Friday, August 12, 2011

What's on Your Nightstand? #8

Nicole Maggi: I just finished THE FUTURE OF US by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler and thoroughly enjoyed it. I saw Jay last weekend at the SCBWI Conference so it was fun to talk to him about it. Also at the conference, I picked up a copy of CHAINS by Laurie Halse Anderson and just started it. WOW. I just think Laurie is such an amazing writer and artist and any book of hers is a privilege to read.

Danny Marks: Kelly Creagh's NEVERMORE is winning the race for my attention this week. Love the literary mix-in of Poe and creepy supernatural happenings, along with the odd pairing of cheerleader/goth boy. I'm nearly finished reading Aravind Adiga's THE WHITE TIGER for my book club. It took a while to get into but then something happens at about the 50% mark that has me wide-eyed and spellbound.

Kathleen Peacock: I'm halfway through ICE by Sarah Beth Durst and LOVING it. It's a modern spin on the the Norwegian fairy tale East of the Sun and West of the Moon and it's seriously rekindling my fairy tale love.

Gina Rosati: I read BAD TASTE IN BOYS by Carrie Harris this week ... it's a fun, fast read with tons of teen appeal! I'm currently a few pages into an ARC of our very own Sarvenaz Tash's THE MAPMAKER AND THE GHOST and I'm already hooked!!!!

Jessica Spotswood: I'm reading Maureen Johnson's THE NAME OF THE STAR. It's full of her trademark wit, I've laughed out loud like a loon several times, and yet I'm also creeped out by the ghoulish Jack-the-Ripper-style murders taking place. Can't wait to find out what happens next!

What about you guys? What's on your nightstand this week?


  1. Oooh, look at all the pretty covers! Great idea, Jessica!

  2. Thanks, Nicole! I stole it from Susanne's method of doing the BNW Friday reads. :-D Also, I <3 LHA's books. Wintergirls is probably my favorite. So jealous that you got to hear her speak at SCBWI! Her blog is so inspirational.

  3. Oh, I know a former Spalding classmate of Kelly Creagh's! He told me NEVERMORE is awesome, I just haven't gotten to pick it up yet. I'll have to move it up my list :)

    Also, *jealous* of you & your NAME OF THE STAR, Ms. Spotswood! ;-)