Books on My Nightstand - Lollipops & Laptops

As an adult, I have loved reading. I read from many different genres, but I’ve been devouring business books in recent years. I’m definitely the kind of person who buys multiple books each month and watches the pile grow by my bed despite having very little time to read lately. I previously talked about my personal challenge to finish a book each week for a month, but since then my reading has been slow going. Recently, I made some extra time to read (truth be told, all I had to do was stop browsing Instagram before bed) and love being back in the saddle. I just finished When Breath Becomes Air. I’m so late to the game on this one but it was totally worth getting around to. Read on for a rundown of the queue currently on my nightstand.

Books on My Nightstand - Lollipops & Laptops

Business Growth:

Books on My Nightstand - Lollipops & Laptops


The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

This was actually recommended to my husband by a mentor of his, but I am excited to dive into it since I recently took a job with a new company.


Parenting Growth:

Books on My Nightstand - Lollipops & Laptops

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen And Listen So Kids Will Talk

I use this more as a reference tool so I’m taking quite a bit of time to get through this. Our parents’ generation didn’t really use self-help books, but my mom recommended this one (basically the only one she read). She did a pretty darn good job raising my siblings and me so I’m giving it a whirl.

Current Events:

Books on My Nightstand - Lollipops & Laptops


The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What it Used to Be

I was a political science major in college and can’t get enough on democracies, power, and how nations have changed over the decades, so I’m excited to read this one.

Personal Growth:

Books on My Nightstand - Lollipops & LaptopsNow is Your Chance: A 30-Day Guide to Living Your Happiest Life Using Positive Psychology

This one is the most outside my typical reading style, I’ll admit. As a wannabe entrepreneur struggling through the muck of working a day job, building side businesses, parenting, etc., I’m open to learning new tools to focus on happiness and finding a way to manage it all. This is especially true after having had the opportunity recently to listen to Niyc Pidgeon, the book’s author, speak in person. It’s made me think there’s something to this whole positive psychology thing.

I’m always looking for good book recommendations. Let me know what you’re reading in the comments so I can add it to my Amazon list!