What’s On Your Nightstand: September 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.

Though there are a few days left in September, it is time for the monthly Nightstand post. I think I have a fairly eclectic list this time.

Since last time I have completed:

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot for Carrie’s Reading to Know Book Club for August, reviewed here. My first Eliot book, and I enjoyed it quite a lot.

The Fruitful Wife: Cultivating a Love Only God Can Produce by Hayley DiMarco, read twice! A study of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23, applied to marriage, reviewed here. Excellent.

On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin, second in the Wings of the Nightingale series, Christian fiction about WWII flight nurses, reviewed here. Very good.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, secular fiction set in WWII, about two boys who meet on opposite sides of a fence of a prison camp. Sweet, touching, sad and disturbing, reviewed here.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, audiobook, an interesting take on the Cinderella story, reviewed here. Very enjoyable.

Overcoming Overeating by Lisa Morrone, reviewed here. I disagreed with her basic premise but got a lot from the rest of the book. 😀

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, audiobook, reviewed here.

I’m currently reading:

A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas. I had finished the audiobook of this a few months ago, but there was too much to grasp, so I am going through the Kindle edition.
Next up:

Lost and Found by Ginny Yttrup

Jennifer: An O’Malley Love Story by Dee Henderson

If I finish all of those, I should probably work on my backlog of downloaded Kindle books. 🙂

Happy Reading!

10 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: September 2013

  1. So you inspired me to get a sample of The Fruitful Wife sent to my Kindle. 🙂 Sounds good!

    Just read your review of Fahrenheit 451 this morning. I read it a few years ago (as an adult) and had mixed feelings about it too.

    Love all three books you’re currently reading! Enjoy.

    I think my backlog of Kindle books will go to the grave with me. Too many already.

  2. I saw your post about the book on overeating pop up. Looking forward to a quiet moment to sit down and see what that one is about.

    Your post last month about The Fruitful Wife made me get started on the re-read which I’ve been telling myself I need to do since I finished it last time! So thank you for that.

  3. Carrie’s review on Daniel Deronda convinced me that I would read it instead of Middlemarch so I have added it to my classics list. I have been wanting to read of Bonhoeffer for some time so it will be included in my 2014 challenge. You got a lot accomplished this month!

  4. We’ve read many of the same books lately — Boy in Striped, Fahrenheit, Distant Shores, Benedict — then again, not surprising as our reading tastes seem pretty similar 🙂 I’m going to have to look into DDeronda.

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