What’s On Your Nighstand: July

What's On Your NightstandThe folks at 5 Minutes For Books host What’s On Your Nightstand? the fourth Tuesday of each month in which we can share about the books we have been reading and/or plan to read. You can learn more about it by clicking the link or the button.

The books I completed in July are:

  • Take Four by Karen Kingsbury, the fourth and last in her Above the Line series primarily about Christian filmmakers.
  • Emma by Jane Austen. Not reviewed yet — hopefully some time soon! I was originally wanting to watch both film versions I have again to compare them to the book, but with getting ready to move, that hasn’t happened.
  • Chosen Ones by Alister E. McGrath, first in a Christian fantasy series called The Aedyn Chronicles, which I won from Quilly. I’ve just barely finished it and haven’t reviewed it yet.
  • The Cambridge Seven by John Pollock  about seven Cambridge students who were all called to China around the same time and who were used by God in an unusual way in England and Scotland in the months before they left for China. I just finished this yeserday and hope to discuss it soon.

I just started Prints Charming by Rebeca Seitz, and I am not sure what I will pick up next, but on my TBR shelf waiting for me are Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers, Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs, Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God by Noel Piper, and 50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning From Spiritual Giants of the Faith by Warren Wiersbe.

You can visit other nightstands and share what’s on yours at 5 Minutes For Books.

14 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nighstand: July

  1. Good morning!
    I am very interested in the Chosen Ones…I had never heard about this Chrisitian fantasy series and I am anxious to hear what you think about it.
    Enjoy your week reading 🙂

  2. I have fallen behind! My reading slacked off the last couple of months, and I haven’t read Take Three yet. I need to catch up! Your other titles sound good as well. Happy Reading!

    Lauren
    from 5MinutesforBooks.com

  3. Okay, I’m detecting a definite theme here! 🙂 I’m impressed at how much reading you’re doing, with all that you have on your plate these days. Well done!

  4. I always enjoy these posts. I think I’ll hop over to the link and I might post about my books.

    How is the move going? Is the company moving you? I have to say that I prefer it that way because moving one self is a tedious job…I don’t particularly like unpacking when they move us because they use so much paper and it is always hard to find things unless you label the boxes yourself….I have a few hints about moving.
    Mama Bear

  5. I wanna be like you and get lots of books read…someday! In the meantime, I finished Wendy Horger Alsup’s By His Wounds You Are Healed (review at Sharper Iron) this month. Now am started on “Women Counseling Women” (general editor, Elyse Fitzpatrick)…hot off the press! Looks to be an incredible resource!

  6. Oh! I know you are busy but I think it would be great fun to hear your thoughts on Emma the book compared next to both of the movie versions. If you get around to it, I would definitely be curious to hear about it!

  7. Great books you have on your nightstand, Barbara. I am currently reading a historical fiction on Anne Boleyn, and a Betty Neels “chick” fiction. I know that Neels have been criticized for her one dimensional fictions, but I do like to read about the culture, customs and antiques Neels insert in her stories. 🙂

  8. I just finished Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, so Emma will be next on my list. “Hoping for Something Better” is still on my to-read list when I can get around to it. Glad you loved it. I always enjoy reading your lists!

  9. I am currently reading Take Four while I pedal. On my nightstand is The Blood of Lambs by Kamal Saleem – former Islam jihad terrorist (working in the USA) turned Christian. A realllllllllly interesting story. Not to mention a wake up call! He tells EXACTLY how they work to convert Americans to Islam. *and he tells about what suckers we ARE for it!)

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