It has been a busy month, but I’ve enjoyed getting some reading in.
Since last time I have finished (all links in this section are to my reviews):
The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
Not By Chance: Learning to Trust a Sovereign God by Layton Talbert. Excellent.
Roots by Alex Haley, audiobook, traces the boyhood and journey of Kunta Kinte and his descendants after he is brought to America as a slave. Gripping, fascinating, heartbreaking.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, audiobook. True story. Excellent.
Safely Home by Randy Alcorn. Two former college roommates, one in America and one in China, get reacquainted and are surprised at each other’s lives. Good.
With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin. A nurse and a soldier with reasons to want their identity hidden begin an anonymous correspondence and teach each other about faith, identity in Christ, openness, and forgiveness. Excellent.
Never Again Good-bye by Terri Blackstock, audiobook. A man observes a woman seeming to stalk his daughter, has her arrested, and finds out she’s the child’s biological mother. Good, though the rest of the plot is a bit unrealistic.
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. Not reviewed. Beautiful, excellent writing, but a sordid, soap-operaish plot-line and an unnecessary vulgar word that I just will not tolerate in fiction.
I’m currently reading:
Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing by Roger Rosenblatt
Rare Earth by Davis Bunn
The Bridesmaid by Beverly Lewis, due out in September.
The Discovery by Dan Walsh
Audiobooks of C. S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy.
Thriving at College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready for the Real World! by Alex Chediak, since my youngest just started college yesterday!
What’s on your nightstand? Happy reading!