It’s been a lovely but busy month; nevertheless, I did get a few good reads in.
Here is what I finished since last time:
Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing by Roger Rosenblatt, reviewed here. Didn’t quite agree with every little thing, but overall an inspiring read.
The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury, not reviewed but a pleasant Christmas read.
Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh, not reviewed: just finished it Christmas Day.
Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room, a Christmas devotional book by Nancy Guthrie.
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon (audiobook), reviewed here. I read this years ago and enjoyed going over it again via audiobook. A very cozy book.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, reviewed here. Loved revisiting this.
I am currently reading/listening to:
Journey Into Christmas by Beth Streeter Aldrich. It was recommended to me, and I am finding I am having a hard time getting into short stories, though they are fine.
A Light in the Window by Jan Karon, audiobook.
Next up: Wow, it is going to be hard to choose. I’ve had some good books waiting for me plus got some good ones for Christmas. But some of the ones I’m most looking forward to are:
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Heard much good about this last year.
Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture by Adam S. McHugh (sensing a theme here? :) )
Books for Carrie’s L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge, to be decided soon.
A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanakuen.
Crowded to Christ by L. E. Maxwell.
Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson.
Courting Cate by Leslie Gould, an Amish take on The Taming of the Shrew.
A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
For those who like to plan ahead, I am hosting the Laura Ingalls Wilder challenge again this February. I’d love to have you join us! I’ll have more information up about it soon, but basically it involves reading anything by or about Laura during the month of February.