What’s On Your Nightstand: June 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.

I enjoy this monthly opportunity to share what we’re reading.

Since last time I have completed:

Gospel Meditations for Mothers by Chris Anderson, Joe Tyrpak, Hannah Anderson, and others, reviewed here. Very good.

Heaven Without Her: A Desperate Daughter’s Search for the Heart of Her Mother’s Faith by Kitty Foth-Regner, reviewed here. A feminist, agnostic middle-aged daughter is challenged by her mother’s death to investigate whether Christianity’s claims are true. Very good.

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, reviewed here. The information and practical helps were great: the New-Agey philosophies and exercises, not so much.

A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott, reviewed here, for Tarissa’s Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge this month. This was one of Louisa’s “sensational” stories. Not my usual cup of tea, but it was quite suspenseful and interesting to see that side of her.

The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin, reviewed here. A lovely story overall, but unfortunately with a few crude spots.

Villette by Charlotte Bronte. Just finished over the weekend; hope to review it soon.

A Small Book About a Big Problem: Meditations on Anger, Patience, and Peace by Edward T. Welch. Ditto with this one – I hope to review it this week.

I’ve also dipped into Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal by the editors of Reader’s Digest and The Christian Writer’s Market Guide-2018 edited by Steve Laube, but neither are designed to be read cover to cover.

I’m currently reading:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs, a biography of Louisa May Alcott, also for Tarissa’s challenge.

More Than These: A Woman’s Love for God by June Kimmel

My Father’s House by Rose Chandler Johnson

Up Next:

Christian Publishing 101 by Ann Byle

The Song of Sadie Sparrow by Kitty Foth-Regner

Overcoming Your Devotional Obstacles: 25 Keys to Having Memorable Devotions by John O’Malley

30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents  by Kathy Howard

That about wraps it up for this time. Did you get to read much this month?

4 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: June 2018

  1. wow, barbara … you’re filling your summer with quite a collection of new-to-me books! thanks for the heads up, the thumbs up on your worthy reads.

    appreciate it!

  2. I don’t think I have ever heard of A Long Fatal Love Chase. Always interesting to discover new “old” books. 🙂 I’ll look forward to your review on A Small Book about a Big Problem. Sounds interesting.

  3. I’m wondering if you have been following all the hoopla surrounding the Laura Ingalls Wilder award’s name change and the surrounding conversation about the racist elements in Wilder’s writing. It makes me sad to think that we can’t look backward with generosity on the expression from a generation that had not yet invented the term “political correctness.”

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. I had to stop by and say that I agree with you about Wendell Berry. I think I did come to terms with Hannah Coulter, but I also read Jayber Crow (with the Close Reads podcast) and I never did come to terms with that. I spend a lot of time arguing with him. I have peace that if I never read another Wendell Barry it will be okay!

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