I’m so glad the 5MFB folks decided to put this month’s Nightstand post on the last Tuesday rather than the fourth Tuesday of December, which, this year, would have been two days before Christmas. There is much less pressure and more time to enjoy it this week. In fact…I would love it if it were the last Tuesday of every month, or the last day of the month. 🙂
December is traditionally a busy month, but I was able to get some good reading and listening in.
Since last time I have completed:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, audiobook, reviewed here.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, audiobook. I didn’t review it this year, but my thoughts on it from a couple of years ago are here.
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas, essays compiled by Nancy Guthrie. I have read this several times and referred to it here before, but I have never reviewed it. I hope to soon.
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson, audiobook, just finished yesterday afternoon.
That may look like a lot, but many were audiobooks and a few of them were very short.
I didn’t read the Christmas books I had planned to, but then I did read some I hadn’t planned on. I do like to read something Christmasy this month, so I am glad I got a few titles in.
I’m currently reading:
The Pound a Day Diet by Rocco DiSpirito. This one got laid aside, literally. I am not even sure where it is. But I am about 2/3 of the way through it and plan to finish it.
Where Treetops Glisten: Three Stories of Heartwarming Courage and Christmas Romance During World War II by Cara Putnam, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer.
Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room:Daily Family Devotions for Advent by Nancy Guthrie
I haven’t mentioned them every month, but I’ve been reading daily devotionals Daily Light on the Daily Path and Traveling Toward Sunrise this year and will have those finished tomorrow.
Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
To See the Moon Again by Jamie Langston Turner
Carrie hosts a Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge in January, so I will be reading something of hers. I’ve read all the Anne books multiple times, so I’ll probably continue in the Emily series I started last year.
Other than that I haven’t decided. I am still pondering whether to participate in any reading challenges this year or just map out my own plan, but I do have some things I want to tackle this year. In audiobooks, I want to finish the Sherlock Holmes series, and I’m thinking I’d like to try War and Peace.
For those who like to plan ahead, I will be sponsoring the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge again in February, where participants read anything by or about Laura. I don’t know how many years I’ll do this, but I’m definitely planning on it this year.