What’s On Your Nightstand: November

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.

Here’s what I finished since last time:

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

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

Love’s Pursuit by Siri Mitchell, Christian fiction about a woman in Puritan New England struggling to live by “the rules” yet realizing they were not helping her to be truly righteous, reviewed here. One of those books that keeps you thinking long after you close it.

The Mercy by Beverly Lewis, last of The Rose trilogy, not reviewed, but a fitting wrap-up and an enjoyable read.

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, reviewed here, pleasant but not riveting.

I’m currently reading:

Created for Work: Practical Insights for Young Men by Bob Schultz, reading with my youngest son.

While We’re Far Apart by Lynn Austin.

The Best Seat in the House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life by Allen Rucker about dealing with transverse myelitis (same ailment I have) and it’s after-effects. Very interesting though marred by a smattering of bad language.

Next up are:

Longing, book three in the Bailey Flanigan series by Karen Kingsbury.

One Imperfect Christmas by Myra Johnson.

I haven’t decided for sure what’s after that, but I have a stack of a dozen or so to choose from, not to mention my ever-growing TBR list.

I also wanted to let my fellow readers know I am hosting a Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge here in February. You can read more about it here. Hope you’ll make plans to join us!

8 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: November

  1. I keep seeing interesting quotes from “Created for Work” on Twitter. I’ll look forward to what you’ll say about it when you and your son are finished.

    I started “The Best Seat in the House” a couple years ago but had to return it to the library before I finished. Haven’t thought of it again until seeing it here. Let me know if I should pick it up and finish it. 🙂

  2. I haven’t read CRANFORD, but LOVE the PBS series–well worth getting from the library on dvd. My son was never very interested in “Created for work” when I tried to read it to him….. good stuff in it though!

  3. Thanks for the reminder to pull out the Christmas reads. I have a few tucked in my Kindle (freebies) to read this season. Created for Work is one I would like to read with my son too. Look forward to your review.


  4. My library branch doesn’t have Love’s Pursuit, but I’m planning on borrowing it from one of the other branches. It sounds like a good piece of fiction (with real-life implications.)

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