What’s On Your Nightstand: February 2013

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.

February has seemed like a much longer month than 28 days this year. But I’ve managed to get some reading and audiobook-listening in.

Since last time I have finished:

Emily of New Moon for Carrie’s Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge, reviewed here.

The Tenth Plague by Adam Blumer, reviewed here. Suspenseful Christian fiction about a warped man who uses the Biblical ten plagues of Egypt as a playbook to exact revenge, and the couple who is trying to find and stop him.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, reviewed here, for Carrie’s Reading to Know Book Club.

Let the Hurricane Roar by Rose Wilder Lane, reviewed here. Laura’s daughter wrote a fictionalized account of some of her grandparent’s experiences. This one and the next two were for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge which wraps up Thursday.

West From Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder, reviewed here, a compilation of letters Laura wrote to Almanzo while visiting their daughter, Rose, and Rose’s husband, and the World’s Fair.

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder, reviewed here. It covers the same events as Let the Hurricane Roar plus a few more: a grasshopper plague, blizzards, attending school for the first time, meeting Nellie Oleson.

These High Green Hills (audiobook) by Jan Karon, Book 3 of the Mitford series, not reviewed. There is a lot in this book: dealing with a case of child abuse, an unidentified burn victim, and the death of a long-time Mitford resident, as well as the continuing adventures of Father Tim and the rest of Mitford.

I also wrote about books I remember reading as a child and my reading history here.

I’m currently reading:

Dreams in the Medina by Kati Woronka, courtesy of a free voucher Lisa graciously shared with me, a coming-of-age story about several girls in Syria.

Out to Canaan by Jan Karon (audiobook), Book 4 of the Mitford series.

Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield: a lesbian leftist professor who hates Christians….becomes one. Just started this one and can’t wait to dig in more.

Coming up next:

Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture by Adam S. McHugh. I know it’s okay to be an introvert, but I struggle with whether I sometimes play the introvert card when I should be seeking God’s grace to extend myself. We all need to leave our comfort zones sometimes.

A New Song by Jan Karon.

A Maud Hart Lovelace book for Carrie’s Reading to Know Book Club for March. I’ve never read her: any suggestions?

I need to pick something from my multitude of Kindle app downloads! But I’ll decide that after I finish some of the above.

So what are you reading?

Update: I am linking this post up with

btt  button Booking Through Thursday, a weekly meme related to books. Today’s (2/28) question is “what are we reading,” which ties in nicely with this post. 🙂

13 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: February 2013

  1. I just read Introverts in church this month! Enjoyed it, although I wish it had focused more on the everyday Christian rather than on church leadership. I so enjoyed your Little House ‘club’ this month. If you do a post later in the month, I’ll try to remember to stop by and put up my link. Thank you!

  2. You’ve had a busy month! I’ve read lots of chatter about that Unlikely Convert book. I look forward to reading your thoughts about it.

  3. Love your list! So many great books! I’m anxious to hear your thoughts on “Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert”…it’s been on my “want to read” list for awhile now. And yeah…I know what you mean about picking from your multitude of Kindle downloads. I have way too many too.

  4. Those free Kindle books are too hard to pass up and yet I still go read my books! I need to be more intentional about reading my Kindle books.

    It looks like you have some interesting reads coming up!

  5. I heard about Secret Thoughts a couple of weeks ago, and it sounds really interesting. The Introvert book would probably be a good one for me. I understand exactly what you are saying on that count.

  6. We’re reading the Little House series also. My 12yo daughter and 11yo son year old are enjoying it. Even though they’ve listened to the audio before. We’re pairing it with The Prairie Primer to use as as a unit study. Is the Secret Thoughts book fictions? It sounds interestings. I can’t wait for your review.

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