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.
I love when the last Tuesday of the month is the actual last day of the month! And I love talking about books, so I’ll get to it!
Since last time I have completed:
God Is Just Not Fair: Finding Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense by Jennifer Rothschild, reviewed here. The author lost her sight as a young women and shares wrestling with doubting God’s goodness, wondering why He didn’t heal her when He did heal others, etc. Very good.
Jane Austen: Christian Encounter Series by Peter Leithart, reviewed here. I’m sorry to say that I did not enjoy this book, but I did gain a few insights into Austen’s faith, which was my main reason for reading the book.
Me, Myself, and Bob: A True Story About Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables by Phil Vischer, reviewed here. The creator of Veggie Tales shares how they came about, the rise and fall of his company, and what he learned from the death of a seemingly God-given dream. Excellent.
The Sea Keeper’s Daughters by Lisa Wingate, the end (I think) of the Carolina Heirlooms series, reviewed here. A woman sorting through the things left in a historic hotel handed down through her family finds an unusual necklace and a collection of torn-up letters from a great-aunt she never knew she had who had been part of FDR’s Federal Writer’s Project. Very good!
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry along with a group led by Michele on Thursdays. I haven’t quite decided whether to go ahead and review it or wait for the online discussions to conclude in a few weeks. I am enjoying and gaining from those discussions so much. I will have a review up at some point in the next few weeks.
I mentioned last time finishing the ESV MacArthur Study Bible and shared some thoughts about it here.
I’m currently reading:
Love in Hard Places by D. A. Carson
To Be Where You Are, Jan Karon’s newest!
French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey to finish out my Back to the Classics challenge
The Illusionist’s Apprentice by Kristy Cambron
My Father’s House by Rose Chandler Johnson
Going Like Sixty: A Lighthearted Look at the Later Years by Richard Armour. I’ve been telling myself for some time that I would read this book after this year’s birthday. I was just reminded of it lately.
And that’s it for this month! What are you reading?