What’s On Your Nightstand: February

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.

It’s funny how, at the beginning of last month’s nightstand post, I commented on how quickly January seemed to have flown by, but in this shorter month of February, last month’s nightstand seems ages ago. I don’t know what accounts for the difference in how quickly or slowly the same amount of time seems to be passing.Sickness in the house probably had something to do with it — my son’s, not mine, but that significantly slowed the activities and errands. Thankfully all are well now.

Anyway, since last time I have read:

Anne of Windy Poplars, the fourth in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series, reviewed here.

50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning From Spiritual Giants of the Faith by Warren Wiersbe, a review and several quotes from it here. An excellent resource.

Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L. M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic, by Irene Gammel, a look at Montgomery’s published and unpublished journals, scrapbooks, letters, former stories, as well as magazines and the culture of the times to see what influences might have led to the Anne books. I had mixed emotions about this one: loved the background information but didn’t agree with some of the author’s conjecture. My review is here.

Living with Purpose in a Worn-out Body: Spiritual Encouragement for Older Adults by Missy Buchanan which I saw by way of Mocha With Linda‘s recommendation. Excellent book, my review is here.

Song of Renewal by Emily Sue Harvey, reviewed here. Good story about a family’s strained relationships coming nearly to the breaking point after a daughter’s accident and the healing/renewal on several levels, though it would have been better without a couple of objective (to me) elements.

I am currently reading:

A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin, set in WWII — riveting. hard to put down.

A Novel Idea: Everything You Need to Know about Writing Inspirational Fiction — I’ve been reading sections of this between other books.

The Book Lover’s Devotional: What We Learn About Life From 60 Great Works of Literature by various authors, one of whom is blog friend Laura Lee Groves of Outnumbered Mom.

Still on my nightstand: Faithful by Kim Cash Tate, Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, The Damascus Way, biblical fiction by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn, and several others. I’m not sure which to choose next!

13 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: February

  1. Barbara, I love your selection of books. I’m going to put some of these on my list of books to read. Irene Gammel’s book sounds fascinating. I love reading primary sources, especially diaries! WWII, books on writing — favorite subjects. Great list!

  2. Love your list! I need to check out “50 People”. I’ve looked at it before and thought it was something I’d like to have. Off to look up The Damascus Way…

  3. One Thousand Gifts is the hot book pick this month!! I wonder I should read this sooner rather than later to keep up with the crowd?

    You did get to a lot of books this past month (and gave us/me a lot to enjoy and think about it!)

  4. I’m curious to read your review of A Memory Between Us–I love WW2 stories! Also, Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body is a book I need to read your review of. I’ll come back later to do that. My dh’s precious grandmother, who has spent her life in service to others, might benefit from it.

  5. I know the feeling: I don’t know what to pick up next. I finished one book this week, which “entitles” me to start a new one, but it’s so hard to choose. I think I should keep working on what I’ve already got going though instead of starting something new. Ha. I always enjoy hearing what you’re reading and want to read those books too.

  6. I, on the other hand, could not believe it was time for this monthly post again already..I even looked at the calendar to see…I’m going to look at my post from last month and perhaps do another one. We’ll see. You’ve read quite a bit this month.
    Mama Bear

  7. You have a good selection of books! I’ve read the first two “Acts of Faith” books and enjoyed them, but I have not yet read “The Damascus Way.” I’m sure it will be interesting!

    Happy reading!

  8. I’m curious about pretty much everything you’ve read this month–but since I’ve been reading books instead of blogs this month, your reviews are all piling up in my Google Reader! Seeing these mini-snapshots, I think I’m going to have to make the time to read through your reviews!

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