On my nightstand these days:
- A book of poems by Mary Oliver called Thirst. Her newest collections, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems and Evidence, are both on my wish list. Mary Oliver is the first poet I've actively wanted to read.
Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller. Andrea was reading it last summer and recommended it. I like how it explores traditions from a variety of faiths.
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. I've barely scratched the surface of this one (it's really, really long). This will likely be my main winter read through the holidays.
I'm looking forward to pulling out our Christmas books after Thanksgiving (I put them away with the decorations each year). They'll have a home in a big basket in our living room through the holidays. We might need to add a few more little-hand friendly books now that I think about it.
Looking for holiday books to add to your family's collection? One of my favorite lists of holiday books is a 2007 post from Amanda Soule - we ended up with quite a few of the books on her list that have now become special traditions in our own home.