What's on my nightstand...

Martha Thompson

So yes I may have a problem with a magazine addiction. I admit it. And my magazines run the gamut from In Touch to Food and Wine and everything in between. But this post is about my books by my bed and a few suggestions for this winter season.

The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.

If you liked Gone Girl or Girl on the Train you will love this book. It is one of those reads that before you know it, it's midnight and you are still reading. One divorcee and one fiance' and you got yourself a love triangle. But this isn't like an ordinary love triangle and with lots of twists and turns you'll be kept guessing to the end even when you think you know what is going to happen.

Hollywood has already bought rights; I just hope they don't screw it up.

The Story of Arthur Truluv: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg

The Story of Arthur Truluv: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg


The Story of Arthur Truluv: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg  

This is really nice love story but not in the traditional sense. The three main characters, Arthur a widower, Lucille his elderly neighbor and Maddy, a lost teenager, have all lost someone they have loved. This beautiful story is about how the three of them find each other and a new purpose. This is one to pick up when you need a pick me up.

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Yes, that Krysten Ritter, star of Don't Trust The Bitch in Apartment 23 in her debut novel some with all suspense. Abby, bullied in high school returns to her small town as an environmental lawyer trying to solve the mystery why so many people are getting sick. Is it the big time corporation that employs the whole town or something else. The thing is that whatever it is, they don't want to be discovered and will do whatever it takes to not be found out.

A solid debut novel.

The Daniel Dilemma by Christ Hodges

The Daniel Dilemma by Christ Hodges

The Daniel Dilemma by Chris Hodges   

I don't attend Church of the Highlands but their main campus is here in Birmingham and since I have a curiosity about all religions I decided to pick this up. Now this is not a quick read but it isn't meant to be. In our day and age, when it is all about the quick fix, this book helps center you with what really is important and how to ignore "the stuff".

My suggestion is to read in the morning when you may have a few minutes of quiet time. A great way to start your day and stay a little centered.



The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
— Dr. Seuss