It’s been a great reading month. A couple of road trips provided more time for reading as did summer nights with not much on TV.
Here is what I’ve finished since last time:
It Is Not Death to Die: A New Biography of Hudson Taylor by Jim Cromarty, reviewed here. Good.
When Christ Was Here: a Woman’s Bible Study by Claudia Barba. I’ve immensely enjoyed and been blessed and convicted by hearing Claudia speak several times and enjoyed this Bible study, reviewed here. Excellent.
Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys by Hal and Melanie Young, reviewed here. Excellent resource.
Mentalpause…and Other Midlife Laughs by Laura Jensen Walker. Not reviewed. Meh.
Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey, about Swiss OSS agents trying to keep the famous painting from German hands, reviewed here. Great story though a little too descriptive for me when someone was killed.
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter (audiobook and book): just finished and will review in the next day or two.
I am bouncing around between a few, trying to decide which one to pursue next. I have Freckles Comes Home by Jeannette Stratton-Porter (Gene’s daughter) from the library, but I am a little tired of the Limberlost just now and popular opinion seems to indicate this isn’t as good as the others.
I started Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns, but it’s not grabbing me yet. It came highly recommended, but I can’t remember by whom. But I’ll keep with it for a while at least.
I’m also reading Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan, about an alcoholic woman checking herself into rehab and trying to salvage her life. I love the writing, but there is a particular area of concern that I’ll reserve judgement on til I read more.
Coming Home by Karen Kinsbury
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. I’m sorry to have listed this here. The story ended up being very sordid with some use of vulgar language and I cannot recommend this book or author.
Beyond the Shadows by Robin Lee Hatcher (audiobook)
That should keep me busy for a while.
What’s on your nightstand?