Get some inspiration for your next read from the authors and readers who gave us a glimpse of what’s waiting on their nightstands.

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Get some inspiration for your next read from the authors and readers who gave us a glimpse of what’s waiting on their nightstands.

Nightstand | April 17th, 2014

Heath Hardage Lee’s Current Reads

Heath Hardage Lee

One of the best things about being a writer/historian is the guilt-free shopping I get to indulge in for books in my subject area.   For the past four years while I wrote my first biography, Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause, I consumed ungodly amounts of books about southern history, southern women’s history, and images of women in nineteenth century art. While I try to buy from independent bookstores and used bookstores as much as possible, I am also on a first name basis with the UPS guy who delivers my weekly Amazon shipments. I typically have at least 15 books perched precariously next to my pillow—and I like to gorge on at least 3 at a time, skipping from one narrative to the next.

Nightstand | April 13th, 2014

Julie Shackman’s Current Reads

Julie Shackman

Julie Shackman, author of the debut contemporary romance Rock My World, shares the books waiting on her nightstand.

Tucked into my bedside cupboard, are several fantastic books!

Nightstand | March 24th, 2014 | 2 responses

Nina Ansary’s Picks

Nina Ansary

Nina Ansary, Ph.D. is the author of the upcoming book The Jewels of Allah, chronicling the history of the women’s movement in Iran.  She shares her current reads:

One of my favorite pastimes after a grueling day, which is usually in full swing by 6am, involves curling up with an inspirational book on the history of feminism among different nations. I find myself drawn to stories that expose the words and wisdom of historically disempowered women. I’ve recently completed my doctoral thesis on the feminist movement in post-revolutionary Iran – and for those of you wondering if there is in fact such a thing, the answer is YES. I am only saying this because when I first started my research, I was quite skeptical and erroneously assumed that this might actually be a dead end road due to a lack of material. However, much to my surprise, I discovered that despite the patriarchy of the Islamic Republic, Iran is in the midst of a full-blown and thriving feminist movement – definitely a first in the country’s history. I have been so inspired by this journey that I decided to adapt my thesis into a full-length book. Titled The Jewels of Allah, it tells the true story of the powerful female voices in Iran’s past and present.

Nightstand | March 10th, 2014

Laura Barnard’s Picks


Laura Barnard’s first chick-lit novel, The Debt & the Doormat, was an Amazon number 1 best-seller and won Best Laugh Out Loud Book of 2013. She shares the chick-lit titles on her own to-read list.

Nightstand | February 12th, 2014

Aria Cunningham’s Valentine’s Day Picks

Aria Cunningham

Archaeologist, author, and self-proclaimed “History Geek,” Aria Cunningham’s debut novel The Princess of Sparta hits shelves this April. When not dreaming about sword-wielding, heroic men, she’s reading about them…

Nightstand | November 21st, 2013

Angie Stanton’s Picks

Angie Stanton

Angie Stanton, author of the just released young adult contemporary romance Rock and a Hard Place, shares her current reads.