What’s On Your Nightstand: January 2018

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.

Here we are a month into 2018, and I feel like I have gotten off to a pretty good start on my reading goals for the year.

Since last time I have completed:

The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung, reviewed here. I actually finished this back in December, but after that month’s Nightstand post. It’s a book aiming to help children see the overarching story of the Bible and place individual stores in their place in the bigger picture.

Gospel Meditations for Christmas by Chris Anderson, Joe Tyrpak, and Michael Barrett, reviewed here. Excellent. I read most of it in December but finished up the last couple of pages early in January.

Conscience: What It Is, How To Train It, and Loving Those Who Differ by Andrew David Naselli and J. D. Crowley, reviewed here. Excellent – both Biblically based and very practical.

Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped in His Own Body by Martin Pistorius, reviewed here. Excellent.

Watership Down by Richard Adams, reviewed here. My first time through this classic, and I enjoyed it very much.

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton, reviewed here. My first Chesterton book, and not at all what I was expecting, but it kept me pondering for a long time after closing it.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, reviewed here. Not my usual cup of teas, but I enjoyed it.

Mozart’s Sister by Nancy Moser, reviewed here. Very good.

I’m currently reading:

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Trust: A Godly Woman’s Adornment by Lydia Brownback

The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

A Spectacle of Glory: God’s Light Shining through Me Every Day by Joni Eareckson Tada. This is a year-long devotional book, so I probably won’t list it every month.

Up Next:

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

Death On the Prairie by Kathleen Ernst for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge beginning here Feb. 1! It’s a modern mystery set around some of the places Laura lived.

The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder, also for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge.

After those – something from my reading plans for the year.

If you are interested in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge taking place next month, there is more information and a book list here.

Have you spent any of these winter days in a cozy book?

(Sharing with Literary Musing Monday)

6 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: January 2018

  1. I have read something by DeYoung before but I can’t remember what it was… going to have to look into that. I am not a science fiction fan at all but I like 20,000 leagues under the sea too. I enjoyed Watership Down and The Secret Garden as well. You have a few on your list that I may need to add! 🙂 Go figure!
    I started my first LIW book yesterday and I’m really liking it a lot! The Story of My Life is also on my TBR list.
    Happy reading friend! I’ll be back to sign up for the LIW Reading Challenge!

  2. I’ve read/listened to 10 books so far this year. The Great Alone, the new one by Kristin Hannah is a must read. I get into some series so that is why it is a quick read, keeping the story going. thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh, wow, Barbara, I see so many that I want to add to my wish list…especially the ones that you have reviewed as excellent. I also need to get a book ordered for the Laura Ingalls Wilder challenge. Maybe I can find something for on the Kindle. Thank you for sharing your reading.

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  5. I Love the Secret Garden so much and my middle son and I were reading Watership Down over the summer. I had forgotten so much about the book but I knew he’d enjoy it since he likes books about animal colonies. I’m currently reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

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