What’s On Your Nightstand: October 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 near the end of another month, and it’s time to look over my reading activity.

Since last time I have completed:

Emma’s Gift by Leisha Kelly, reviewed here. Two women in a close neighborhood pass away, and one women owns their property. The remaining families not only deal with their grief, but also the uncertainty of whether they’ll keep their homes. Very good.

The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron, reviewed here. A moment of clarity for Ellie’s grandmother leads Ellie to a lost castle in France where she uncovers stories of strong women in two different timelines. Very good.

My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay, reviewed here. A group of teens on a backpacking mission trip get caught up in village fighting and have to hike three weeks to safety. Excellent.

Borders of the Heart by Chris Fabry, reviewed here. A farmhand near the border of Arizona and Mexico comes across a dehydrated, injured woman and, instead of calling border patrol, decides to help her, leading them both into danger. Okay.

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible With Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin, a reread, reviewed here. Loved it just as much as the first time through.

Classics of British Literature by John Sutherland was not a book, but a series of lectures about British literature. Reviewed here. Very informative.

Coming Unglued and Scrapping Plans by Rebeca Seitz. I’ll review them together with the last book in the series when I finish it.

I’m currently reading:

Reading the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God’s Word by George Guthrie.

Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne by Douglas V. Mastriano (audiobook)

The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White

Christian Publishing 101: by Ann Byle

Perfect Piece by Rebeca Seitz

Fly Away by Lynn Austin

Up Next:

There’s a Reason They Call It GRANDparenting by Michele Howe, recommended by Michele Morin.

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas

Close to Home by Deborah Raney

Katie’s Dream by Leisha Kelly

Are you reading anything good?


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

  1. I think pretty much all of your stack sounds good! Haven’t read Strunk & White since college; I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts.

  2. You have a great list! I’m currently reading a non-fiction book put out by Voice of the Martyrs called Hearts of Fire. 8 different stories about women facing persecution for being Christians around the world. I’m on the first one. It’s excellent. I’m also reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn…a classic that my youngest daughter wanted for Xmas several years ago after having to read it for an advanced English class. I LOVED it as a young teen and am rereading it for the first time since 1974!! It’s even better as an adult because now we have life experiences and can grasp the symbolism and imagery in the book. I’m also reading a devotional called Earth Psalms as well as one about the holy spirit on the Bible app and i lead a group doing Don’t Waste your Life by JOhn Piper…HIGHLY recommend. We are on chapter 4. I’m home today with a stomach virus (had it last night ) so have time to read blogs 🙂

    • Hope your stomach feels better soon! I didn’t read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn until a few years ago. A lot of it spoke to my heart. We had a subscription to the Voice of the Martyrs magazine for a little while – hard to read, but inspiring.

  3. I always enjoy a peek at your reading pile, Barbara. That Strunk and White was a faithful resource when I went back to school about 20 years ago. It was well worn when I finally got rid of it …


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