What’s On Your Nightstand: January

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.

Wow, January has flown by — I can’t believe there is less that a week of it left. But I am glad — I look forward to February and Valentine’s Day, and then spring isn’t far behind!

Since last time I have read:

Snow Day by Billy Coffey, reviewed here.

Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery, reviewed here.

Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery, reviewed here.

The Anne books were read in conjunction with Carrie‘s third annual Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge. I just finished the next book in the series, Anne of Windy Poplars, and hope to review it later today or tomorrow.

I also made headway in 50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning From Spiritual Giants of the Faith by Warren Wiersbe but admittedly set it aside to concentrate on the Anne books this month. I’ve been dabbling in it for a long while and need to make a dedicated effort to finish it.

I have a whole stack to choose from this next month. I don’t often accept requests for reviewing books, but something about Song of Renewal by Emily Sue Harvey spoke to me, so that will definitely be in the queue for this month. Also lined up are A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin, Faithful by Kim Cash Tate (won from Mocha With Linda‘s Booking the Holidays giveaways) and Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones.

I also have on hand Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L. M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic, a biography of LMM by Irene Gammel. I wanted to read it in conjunction with the Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge but it is not likely I would finish it in time. But I would like to read it while the Anne books are still fresh in my mind. I haven’t decided yet whether to go ahead with it or save or for next year’s challenge. I also can’t decide whether to go on to Anne’s House of Dreams, which I was really looking forward to as, if memory serves, it was my second favorite of the series next to the first one, or to leave it for next year’s LMM challenge. The challenge ends this week, so I can’t do both by then…decisions, decisions!

Happy Reading!

15 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: January

  1. I know what you mean about not having enough time to read the titles you want to read! I think that’s why I haven’t tried to te-read the Anne series yet for the LMM challenge. Looks like you did a lot of good reading!

  2. I’ve been doing the L.M. Montgomery challenge, too and just finished Anne of the Island (reading the whole series for the first time actually) and loooved it. Definitely going to continue on with the series, but not sure when as it’s definitely time to start paying attention to all the other books I have. Definitely going to check out that Looking For Anne of Green Gables book as I’m officially hooked on all things Anne!

  3. So many people seem to be reading, or rereading, Lucy Maud’s books. I read her when I was a girl. I don’t recognize any of the others you mentined but I look forward to your thoughts on them. Happy reading in February. My Nightstand post is now up.

  4. I have books like “50 People” that I dabble in but can’t quite seem to knock out. It’s not that they’re not good! But just too easy to stop and start and stop…

    Glad you’re enjoying the Anne books. One day I want to read them all. So far I’ve only read the first one. Maybe in my “retirement” years I can get to them. Ha.

  5. I’ve thought the Warren Wiersbe book looks interesting for awhile…I’m going to have to get it one of these days! I’ve really enjoyed the L.M. Montgomery challenge! I was tempted to reread the Anne books, but instead I read a few of her titles that I’d never read before. Very fun!

  6. Of course I’m enjoying reading all the comments on this post as well. 😉 (I’m shaking my head at Lisa…we CANNOT SAVE ANNE FOR RETIREMENT. ;D ha ha!!)

    You’ve really been moving through the series this month! I love that! Windy Poplars is my least favorite so I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts on it!

  7. Well, it sounds like you are well stocked with books for February….Besides Valentine’s Day, February is also the month of our anniversary…we are planning to spend one Saturday night at a B&B in Central Alabama…Honey Bear wants to visit a heirloom nursery in the area…then in March we are planning a visit to Charleston…the estate of Honey Bear’s Aunt Pauline was finally settled. She died on Christmas Day 2009. She never married and her estate was divided among her nieces and nephews. It isn’t a large amount but we have decided to use it for this vacation.
    We didn’t get the snow they predicted, thank you, Lord…It is going to be in the 40s again today and the sun is shinning occasionally. I hope you’re warm and enjoying yourself…I’ve read a lot this month and watched a lot of movies on Netflix Instant. Helps keep the blues away.
    Mama Bear

  8. I understand the difficult decision of whether to read the L.M. Montgomery biography now or next year. I felt the same way when I didn’t have a chance to finish everything on C.S. Lewis/Narnia that I’d checked out of the library for the Chronicles of Narnia challenge last year. I ended up reading it right off, even though the challenge was over. I’m thinking maybe you should do the same-so I can read your review and figure out if I want to read it for next years’ challenge 😛 (Just teasing, of course!)

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