What’s On Your Nightstand: November 2017

Nightstand82The 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 the end of another month, next to last one of 2017, and time to take stock of what we’ve been reading.

Since last time I have completed:

What Is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert, reviewed here. Excellent.

Love in Hard Places by D. A. Carson, reviewed here. Convicting and thought-provoking.

To Be Where You Are by Jan Karon, reviewed here. Always a pleasure to visit Mitford.

A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon by Sophie Hudson, reviewed here. Very good.

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry, reviewed here. Mixed emotions.

Between Friends: Craft Projects to Share by Charlotte Lyons, reviewed here. Very good.

Washington’s Lady by Nancy Moser. Fictionalized biography of our first First Lady. Very good – review coming hopefully tomorrow! here.

I’m currently reading:

What Is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever.

French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano

Sarah’s Song by Karen Kingsbury

Gospel Meditations for Christmas by Chris Anderson, Joe Tyrpak, and Michael Barrett.

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

Up Next:

I’ve only gotten to one on my “up next” list from last month, and I laid that one aside due to bad language and suggestive content (A Bell for Adano by John Hersey for the prize-winning category of the Back to the Classics challenge). Plus I hadn’t taken into account that Christmas was coming, and I like to read a few Christmasy books during December. I’ve already started a couple and have a couple more in my Kindle, so we’ll see how that goes. The others are:

I’ll Be Home For Christmas, four novellas in one.

Silver Bells by Deborah Raney

Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh

Besides those, I am planning on these:

Watership Down by Richard Adams, one of those books I have heard about for years but never got to. It’s not old enough to save for next year’s Back to the Classics challenge, so I’ll listen to it next.

Classics of British Literature by John Sutherland, a Great Courses series. Hope’s review convinced me to listen to it.

For those who like to plan ahead, I recently announced the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge for February 2018 and listed a bunch of Laura-related books beyond the Little House series.

Happy Reading!

9 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: November 2017

  1. So many of these are new titles to me! I have had “A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet” on my Kindle for quite awhile…Maybe now is a good time!

  2. I have got to get Karon’s new one! I keep forgetting. Maybe it will be a Christmas gift! πŸ™‚ I love Christmas books too. Think I’ll try and find a few at my local library. I’ll be around in February for your reading challenge! Happy reading my friend!

  3. I loved all of Nancy Moser’s historical women series books. I’ve never read any of Jan Karon books but they sound like books I’d enjoy. I hope to read one Christmas book this December, just waiting for it from the library! Happy reading!

  4. How fun that you had so many good books this month. If you’re like me, you look back each month and wonder how you read so much. ha. I feel like I rarely just sit down and read, yet somehow I get a lot read. πŸ™‚

  5. I am only on the 2nd in the Mitford series, but liked the 1st very much- such a nice book and I am looking forward to “getting to know” the characters some more.

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