What’s On Your Nightstand: October 2014

 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.

This has been a busy month, but thankfully I have gotten in some good reading.

Since last time I have completed:

How I Know God Answers Prayer by Rosalind Goforth for Carrie’s  Reading to Know Classics Book Club for October, reviewed here. A multiple reread, I always get a lot from her testimony.

Why We Are Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck, reviewed here. Once I got going with this one, I really got a lot from it. I think it is good reading even if you’re not interested in the emergent movement in particular. A lot of the different kinds of thought discussed in the book are going on throughout Christendom.

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald for Carrie’s  Reading to Know Classics Book Club for September, reviewed here. Enjoyed it!

Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good, newest Mitford book by Jan Karon, reviewed here! Loved it! Good to visit Mitford again.

In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin, reviewed here. Always enjoy her books.

Gospel Meditations for Missions. Not reviewed, but very good.

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, reviewed here. Mixed emotions, but mostly I enjoyed it.

I’m currently reading:

The Pound a Day Diet by Rocco DiSpirito

The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis, 5th in her Home to Hickory Hollow series

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Walking in the Spirit: A Study Through Galatians 5 by Steve Pettit

Next up:

Weight of Glory by C. S. Lewis

I’ll probably get a head start on To Kill a Mockingbird for Carrie’s  Reading to Know Classics Book Club for December. I haven’t decided about the November selection yet.

I’ve had both Unlimited and The Straights of Hormuz by Davis Bunn on hand for some time and will probably delve into one of those – probably the latter since I have read the two previous books in that series.

Other than that – I am not sure. I have scores of books in my Kindle app and scores more on an ongoing TBR list, so I have plenty to choose from.

Also this month I’ve been sharing  31 Days of Inspirational Biographies as part of The Nester’s 31 Days writing challenge.

7 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: October 2014

  1. Hello Barbara,

    I hope you have been well. I was wanting to get to your Missionary biographies in Houston after I returned to my hotel room… but most night I was just so tired I went straight to bed. I hope to be slowly catching up with the missionary posts.

    Blessings, and have a great day!

  2. Your lists always send me off on tangents — reading reviews, marking some “to read,” etc. I just read the first Mitford this month and enjoyed it — I am amazed that the author can keep characters fresh through so many books. I, too, have read and enjoyed books by Sarah Sundin. I always love CSLewis, and the emergent book sounds interesting …

  3. You always have such good reading material, Barbara. I can hardly wait to read Jan Karon’s latest! You beat me to it! 🙂 I’ll be interested to read your review of The Pound a Day Diet. I have so many C.S. Lewis books that I need to dig out and reread. You were able to get in a lot of great reads even though you did have a busy month!

  4. We really enjoyed The Princess & the Goblin too (I read it aloud to my daughter).

    I haven’t read To Kill A Mockingbird since high school. I think I must put that on my (much too long) reading list.

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