Here is what I have completed since last time:
Saving Graces: the Inspirational Writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder edited by Stephen Hines, reviewed here.
His Ways, Your Walk, an as-yet unpublished book by my friend. Lou Ann Keiser, missionary in Spain. This was the first time I was honored to be asked to read someone’s manuscript. It’s mainly teaching from the few Scripture verses with direct instruction to women. I look forward to letting you know when it’s published!
Intervention by Terri Blackstock (audiobook). This and the next one are the first and last in the Invention series about a daughter’s drug addiction. Very good.
Downfall by Terri Blackstock (Kindle app).
The Big 5-Oh! by Sandra Bricker. Light, fun reading. Good.
The last three weren’t fully reviewed, but I bunched them up with a short review of each here.
Last time I had finished a couple of books but hadn’t reviewed them as of the Nightstand post. Those are The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure, reviewed here and Practical Happiness: A Young Man’s Guide to a Contented Life by Bob Schultz, with my youngest son, Jesse, not fully reviewed but discussed briefly here.
I am currently reading/listening to:
Everyday Battles: Knowing God Through Our Daily Conflicts by Bob Schultz, with my youngest son.
In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer about three friends from the same orphanage awarded a scholarship to college just before WWI, the different routes they go, temptations they face, etc.
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, classic medieval knight’s tale (maybe the forerunner? I’m not sure — will have to check that out.) Was surprised to find Robin Hood making an appearance here. Evidently, from what I’ve read, though he was a subject of much folklore, but our modern conception of him began as he was depicted in Ivanhoe. I’m listening to this as an audiobook, and it was hard to keep my attention on it at first (a lot of description and background I’d have gleaned more from by reading), but now it is keeping me listening closely.
It’s hard to choose which book from my Spring Reading Things list to read next, but I am leaning toward:
Infinitely More by Alex Krutov, nonfiction about an abandoned orphan in Russia whom God brought to Himself.
Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life by Emily P. Freeman.
Loving by Karen Kingsbury, the last of the Bailey Flanigan series.
What’s on your nightstand?