What’s On Your Nightstand: February 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.

It’s always nice when the fourth Tuesday occurs near the actual end of the month. It’s hard to believe we’re 1/6 through 2018 already! Here’s what I’ve been reading lately:

Since last time I have completed:

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, reviewed here, including a discussion of the “magic” in the book.

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, reviewed here. Not my favorite of his books, but it’s still a classic after all these years, so probably others like it more than I did.

The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay, reviewed here. A fun Austen-themed vacation turns strange when one of the guests loses her memory and thinks she is actually from that era.

The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder, reviewed here. Laura and Almanzo’s marriage got off to a rough start with illnesses, crop failure, and debt, but they found the courage and strength to go on.

Trust: A Godly Woman’s Adornment by Lydia Brownback. I just finished this and hope to review it soon. Excellent.

I had to lay aside Death On the Prairie by Kathleen Ernst, a modern mystery set around some of the places Laura lived and involving a quilt that may have been hers. I’ll say more about it tomorrow for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge wrap-up, but the main problem was bad language, though the story itself wasn’t grabbing me anyway.

I’m currently reading:

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (This may be my biggest surprise book of the year! It’s quite good!)

Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell, about a modern family with problems going to a “Camp Frontier.” Good so far.

Up Next:

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

He Fell in Love With His Wife by Edward Payson Roe

Sins of the Past by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason

Going Like Sixty by Richard Armour

Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel

Happy reading!

9 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: February 2018

  1. Oh my on the Little House-inspired book. I’ve read a few modern books calling on LIW, and they usually don’t fare well in my opinion. I like to let the little house stay as it is in my mind and memories 🙂 You have a really impressive set of reading for the month, as usual!

  2. Where the Red Fern Grows!

    My sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Zetzer, read that to us in class. I still remember it at after all these years.

  3. I wouldn’t want any story tainting my view of anything “Little House”. I’m sure I wouldn’t like that one either.
    The Story of My Life is on my list and I liked The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I think it was my first classic that I had ever read! LOL! Frankenstein was good too. It wasn’t like the old movies from what can recall of them. I was surprised.
    For Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues was my favorite one!
    Looks like a great month of reading! 🙂

  4. I already have my eye on a couple of the books you have listed…I’m looking forward to your reviews of them.

  5. I really like Dee Henderson books, I read a series of her’s a few years back but cannot remember the title. Hope you have a great month reading 🙂

  6. Little Blog on the Prairie is so cute – I read that years ago and loved it. I’m planning to read Frankenstein next month, I can’t wait!

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