What’s On Your Nightstand: October

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.

Well, the end of this month didn’t catch me by surprise as the last few have. Here’s what I’ve been reading since last time.

I finished:

Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World, edited by C. J. Mahaney, reviewed here. Excellent.

Boyhood and Beyond: Practical Wisdom for Becoming a Man by Bob Schultz, reviewed here, read with my son. Excellent as well.

By Searching: My Journey Through Doubt Into Faith and In the Arena by Isobel Kuhn, reviewed together here. Excellent, among my most often reread books. Isobel was a missionary to China and these books wonderfully detail things the Lord taught her both in coming to faith in God and then in living for Him.

The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly, reviewed here. Story of a descendent of the March family who discovers some of Jo’s letters. Loved the premise but was greatly disappointed in the book.

Abandoned: The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber. I dropped it early on due to explicit sexual content (who knew such would be in a book about ladies getting to know one another over knitting?!)

I’m currently reading:

Coffee Shop Conversations: Making the Most of Spiritual Small Talk by Dale and Jonalyn Fincher, recommended by Lisa.

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson.

With my son: Created for Work: Practical Insights for Young Men by Bob Schultz.

Next up:

Love’s Pursuit by Siri Mitchell.

The Mercy by Beverly Lewis, last of The Rose trilogy.

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell.

What have you been reading?

14 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: October

  1. I enjoyed reading your review of The Little Women Letters. Although I liked it more than you did, I can definitely see some of your points and wouldn’t put it in my top 10 for the year.

  2. What do you think of Thunder Dog? I enjoyed it, but really wished it had focused on just the 9/11 story. Then again, if it had, it wouldn’t have been long enough to be a book.
    And I get it about wondering why the knitting book had gratuitous content… in the past few months I abandoned a knitting book for the same reason! (I forget the title, but it wasn’t that one).

    • I just finished it — I liked it well enough. I thought some of his background was pretty interesting, some not so much (like what systems he worked with in his job — meant nothing to me but might to others who knew what they were.)

  3. You have me wanting to read Bob Schultz books. My son is reading Created for Work, but I haven’t been able to delve into it yet.

    I hope you enjoy Cranford as much as I did.

    The Elizabeth Kuhn books look excellent. I will have to look for those.

  4. I also abandoned a knitting book due to extra content I found highly objectionable. Very odd! It seems such a safe genre.

    Bummer on the Little Women Letters. I’m not sure if I want to take the time to read it, though it was on my to-read list. I’m a stay at home wife, fairly conservative, and it sounds like the feminist message would drive me crazy. Little Women was such a great book!

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