We have an excuse in February for saying it felt like a short while since the last Nightstand. I’m posting mine a day early since tomorrow I am posting a wrap-up for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge.
Since last time I have completed:
The Tidewater Sisters by Lisa Wingate, reviewed here. In this novella postlude to The Prayer Box, Tandi Jo is preparing for her wedding when she receives notification that she’s being sued over property that she doesn’t even own. She has to face some situations and people from her past, including her scheming sister. Short but good.
Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney, reviewed here. Jesse’s outgoing nature is sometimes mistaken as flirting, which backfires on him when a colleague takes it the wrong way. Jesse tries to protect his family and job but wonders whether this is a signal that some things need to change. Good.
The Story Girl by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Carrie’s L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge, reviewed here. The adventures of a group of children on Prince Edward Isle. Not thrilled with it overall but liked parts of it.
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook, reviewed here. Some of Laura’s recipes as well as photos and tidbits of her adult life and home. Very enjoyable.
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge, reviewed here. This covers the time from Laura’s fifteenth year to her wedding, including her first teaching assignments and courtship with Almanzo. Loved it.
Uncle Tom or New Negro?: African Americans Reflect on Booker T. Washington and UP FROM SLAVERY 100 Years Later, edited by Rebecca Carroll. I had been looking to read Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington and stumbled across this book, which includes the text of that book as well as commentary from 20 black leaders on his life and legacy. Just finished it this morning – hope to review it soon.
I’m currently reading:
How to Read the Bible For All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart
Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson
The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron
Middlemarch by George Eliot
A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
The Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay
Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More by Karen Swallow Prior and Eric Metaxas
When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up by Jamie Janosz
How about you? What’s on your nightstand?