The folks at 5 Minutes For Books host What’s On Your Nightstand? the last Tuesday of each month in which we can share about the books we have been reading and/or plan to read.
It’s been another busy month, but I’m thankful for the mini-breaks that reading provides.
Since last time I have completed:
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, audiobook, reviewed here.
Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds And Stopped Trying To Earn God’s Favor by Teresa Shields Parker, recommended by Melanie, reviewed here.
Not In the Heart by Chris Fabry, reviewed here. Excellent!
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, reviewed here.
The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White, audiobook, reviewed here.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain, audiobook, reviewed here.
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, audiobook, reviewed here.
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, audiobook, reviewed here.
What Are You Afraid Of: Facing Down Your Fears With Faith by David Jeremiah was finished and mentioned at the last Nightstand, but I had not reviewed it yet. That review is here. I think this will be a favorite of the year.
Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry. Just finished it this weekend – review coming soon, hopefully.
Though that looks like a lot, a couple of them were mostly read in Feb. and just finished up this month, the last Nightstand was almost a week before Feb. ended (giving us an extra week in this Nightstand’s reading), and five of these were fairly short audiobooks.
I’m currently reading:
True Woman 201: Interior Design by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss.. Enjoying very much.
Beyond Stateliest Marble: The Passionate Femininity of Anne Bradstreet by Douglas Wilson
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, audiobook.
Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Pamela Smith Hill. I probably should not include this because I don’t know if I have actually looked at it this month. As I’ve said before, it’s a big book that doesn’t really fit in the places where I keep books I am reading, so I keep forgetting to pick it up. I started it in Feb. and need to make a determined effort to finish it.
Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway
The Renewing of the Mind Project by Barb Raveling, recommended by Kim.
After these, I still have some Christmas presents and my reading lists for the year to choose from.
What are you reading now?
So many books you’re reading and going to read — me too! The other day I was thinking about how differently I choose books now. 30 years ago, I just went to the library and browsed for a while. I never do that now — too many good suggestions I find online. I kind of miss browsing! Anyway — I was happy to find the David Jeremiah book about fear on my Kindle. I’ll be reading it. I loved Pioneer Girl but I get what you’re saying about it being difficult to categorize.
I didn’t think it difficult to categorize, but it is so big it physically doesn’t fit in other areas where I keep books I am currently reading, so I keep forgetting about it. I need to find a conspicuous place to keep it out rather than putting it back on the bookshelf. I had been looking forward to reading it for so long, I’m frustrated with myself for not getting to it.
Great list of books! My reading is beginning to pick up once again. I have quite a few hardback and Kindle ready to read. Have a good day.
Wow – so many classics in there! What did you think of Our Mutual Friend?
I’ve been wanting to read more Dickens since reading Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and some of his Christmas stories, including A Christmas Carol. This year was the first time I had ever read anything by him and since I enjoyed them so much, I’ve added his other books to my list:)
Our Mutual Friend wasn’t really my favorite Dickens’ novel, but I did enjoy it (for more of my thoughts on it you can click on the review link). My favorites of his are Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield.
You’ve just been burning through the classics of late! Very curious about True Woman 201. VERY curious!
You’ve done great at posting reviews of so many of your books. They are always very helpful to me in knowing what to add to my own to-read list!
Very nice list of books, many that interest me. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court has been one that I’ve been meaning to read for years. I went and read your review, I too thought the book would be humorous, so I am bummed that you didn’t find it to be as humorous as you thought it would be. I do believe I will still read it, one day, but will not hurry to it.
Daughters for a Time by Jennifer Handford…It is one I borrowed on Kindle/Overlook and I’ve just started but I think it will be a quick read…I recently finished War Brides and I must have been reading a first draft because it was full of errors but was so good that I kept on reading to the end.
I really enjoy David Jeremiah. He is very gifted! You had a great reading month! So many that sound really good too. I am listening to more audio books to fill in my drive time. It’s really helping me to reach my reading goals. Trouble is, I’m not finding very many good audio books… 🙂