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What’s On Your Nightstand: Fall Sequel

{Bookmark by Piotr via flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Greetings, book lovers! Today we bring you another entry in our “What’s On Your Nightstand?” series. This is a chance for parents to see what other SLOCA parents are reading these days. Are you looking for a good book? Perhaps something here will strike your fancy. Or maybe you’ve read one of these recently and would love to hear what someone else thought of it. Or maybe you just like seeing people’s nightstands… whatever the case, we hope you enjoy this quick look:


Dawn Tyra

sloCAHS mom of Nellie (Sophomore)

  • Letting Go with Love and Confidence by Kenneth Ginsburg and Susan Fitzgerald
  • Etiquette by Emily Post
  • The Complete Book of Games by Clement Wood and Gloria Goddard
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll



Brenda Holton

Track B mom of William (LMS 5th grade) and Elijah (UMS 8th grade)

  • A year's worth of back logged magazines: Martha Stewart's Living, Rodale's Organic Life, and Mary Jane’s Farm. 
  • A Popular California Flora, or, Manual of Botany for Beginners 
  • The Magna Charta by James Daugherty
  • Sycamore Row by John Grisham
  • The Dovekeeper by Alice Hoffman
  • My grandmothers diary from 1943



Lisa Merrill

sloCAHS mom of Tanner (Freshman)

  • Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
  • Touching My Father's Soul: A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest by Jamling Tenzing Norgay
  • So You Want to Raise a Boy by W. Cleon Skouson
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child by Anthony Esolen
  • The Great Brain Does It Again by John D. Fitzgerald
  • Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly

On top of the pile is my iPad because I'm listening to:

  • Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly
  • The Bonfire: The Seige and Burning of Atlanta by Marc Wortman
  • On my iPad I am also reading Son by Lois Lowry. 

Thank you for participating, parents! 

Do you have a stack of books on your literal or figurative nightstand? Whether audible, ebooks, or printed books, we love to share what we are reading with other parents. If you are interested in taking part in this series during Trimester 2 or 3 this year, please email Down Home and let us know. We would love to add you to our list and find out what’s on your nightstand!

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