What’s On Your Nightstand: July 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. And I love when it falls on the actual last day of the month!

Since last time I have completed:

Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs, a biography of Louisa May Alcott, reviewed here. Very good.

More Than These: A Woman’s Love for God by June Kimmel, reviewed here. Good encouragement to make and keep God our first love.

Overcoming Your Devotional Obstacles: 25 Keys to Having Memorable Devotions by John O’Malley, reviewed here. Good, practical book.

Villette by Charlotte Bronte, reviewed here. A semi-autobiographical novel of a young Englishwoman all alone in the world who ventures forth to a teaching job in France.

My Father’s House by Rose Chandler Johnson, reviewed here. Good Southern fiction about a woman rediscovering her roots and her faith after fleeing from a dangerous husband.

The Song of Sadie Sparrow by Kitty Foth-Regner, reviewed here. Good story of adjustments, growth and faith in nursing home residents and their families, with a little mystery on the side.

When the Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti, reviewed here. Very good, about unplanned pregnancies in three different timelines which all end up tying in together.

Looking Into You by Chris Fabry, reviewed here. Very good: a woman who placed her baby for adoption twenty years ago rediscovers her first in a TV documentary and then as a student in her classroom.

A Small Book About a Big Problem: Meditations on Anger, Patience, and Peace by Edward T. Welch was finished last time but not yet reviewed. That review is here. Excellent.

That looks like a lot, but it covers all of July and the last few days of June, a little more than the usual nightstand post.

I’m currently reading:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

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

Full Assurance by Harry A. Ironside

The Pattern Artist by Nancy Moser

Back Home Again: Tales from the Grace Chapel Inn by Melody Carlson

Up Next:

Christian Publishing 101 by Ann Byle. I keep listing this one and not getting to it. But I will one day!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Finally! I think I may be one of the last people on the planet who have not read this yet, but I wanted to before the movie came out.

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book VI: The Long-Lost Home by Maryrose Wood. I’ve been waiting for this last book in the series for ages and just discovered yesterday that it’s out. I’m going to need something light-hearted after I get done with Hunchback.

How about you? Anything interesting reading on your nightstand?

10 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: July 2018

  1. I love the stuff you are reading. I really want to read, Before We Were Yours. Will look forward to your review of that one! Thanks and enjoy the rest of the week!

  2. Barbara, you amaze me with all of the reading you accomplish! I definitely want to get the one about Louisa May Alcott. Just looking ahead. 😉

  3. Barbara, did you ever get around to reading/acquiring a copy of Born to Wander (Michelle Van Loon)?
    Are you on FB? Would like to message you, but not sure how to connect.

    • No, I don’t have Michelle’s book. I’m just about to make a separate page on Facebook so I can keep blogging and writing separate from my personal account – I’ll let you know when I get it up. 🙂 My email is barbarah06 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  5. I am Fat and Faithful by Nicole Morgan. It is really good so far. I have read a few recently that are good to Unremarried Widow by Henderson was so breath taking ( be prepare to cry your eyes out) , I would also recommend I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing brown. I could ramble about books all day but I will stop now. haha

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