I know the months seem to fly by, but this one just zoomed somehow. But I was able to get in some good reading:
Since last time I have completed:
The Monday Morning Club: You’re Not Alone — Encouragement For Women in Ministry by Claudia Barba, reviewed here. Very helpful.
Feeding Your Appetites: Taking Control of What’s Controlling You by Stephen Arterburn, reviewed here. Good.
His Last Bow: Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear, and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, audiobooks, reviewed here, here, and here respectively, which finishes off the good detective’s stories. I think my favorite was The Valley of Fear. I enjoyed getting to know the original Holmes.
Taken, the latest by Dee Henderson, reviewed here. Christian fiction, a kidnap victim’s story from the time she escapes and seeks out a private detective in order to capture the ones responsible for taking her as well as others. Very good.
Gentle Savage Still Seeking the End of the Spear: The Autobiography of a Killer and the Oral History of the Waorani by Menkaye Aenkaedi with Kemo and Dyowe, reviewed here. The authors are Waorani, formerly known as Aucas, who speared to death Jim Elliot and four other missionaries who had tried to make contact to share the gospel, telling their story, what’s happened to their tribe since then, and proposing some excellent ways for the tribe to move ahead in the future.
I’m currently reading:
Walking With God in the Season of Motherhood by Melissa B. Kruger
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 5: The Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood, audiobook. A new little Ashton is on the way! Will he or she have the same…issues as its father?
Growing Up Amish: A Memoir by Ira Wagler, nonfiction. Just started this and am thoroughly drawn in.
Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Pamela Smith Hill.
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Strait of Hormuz by Davis Bunn
I’m coming along well with my reading plans for the year: I’ve read 5 out of 12 classics for the Back to the Classics Challenge and should finish two more in the next few weeks, and I’ve finished 8 out of 12 for the TBR Pile Challenge. If I finish what I have listed, I can choose from the remaining ones on my reading plan lists, plus I have several new books accumulated on my nightstand and Kindle app. Now I just need a week’s vacation to delve into them. 🙂