What’s On Your Nightstand: September 2015

What's On Your NightstandThe folks at 5 Minutes For Books host What’s On Your Nightstand? the fourth Tuesday of each month in which we can share about the books we have been reading and/or plan to read.

I don’t know where this month has gone. Well, there is still a week of it left, so I guess I don’t have to lament its passing already. 🙂 But the fourth Tuesday is the day set aside for talking about what we’re reading. (Update: Or not….looks like the site has switched the Nightstand posts to next week. I don’t know if this is a permanent change to the last rather than fourth Tuesday of the month (which I would prefer) or if it just happened that way this time. But I am leaving this up since it has already been posted).

Since last time I have completed:

Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships With the Love of Jesus by Jessica Thompson, reviewed here. Very helpful.

Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin, reviewed here. Enjoyed it quite a lot!

Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero by Henryk Sienkiewicz, reviewed here. Epic.

The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis. Just finished it over the weekend: hope to review it in the next day or two. Honestly, this is my least favorite Lewis book so far, which is not what I had expected to say about it. Reviewed here.

I’m currently reading:

Knowing God by J. I. Packer along with Tim Challies’ Reading Classics Together Series. I’ve been sharing impressions of a couple of chapters at a time here. I can see why it is considered a classic.

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis for Carrie‘s Reading to Know Classics Book Club for this month. Should finish this soon.

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan, a true story set nearby during WWII. Pretty interesting!

Things We Once Held Dear by Ann Tatlock. Haven’t made much progress with this – I think I have had too many books going at the same time.

To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander, my first by this author. Just started the audiobook.

Next Up:

Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis

Unlimited by David Bunn

I Dared to Call Him Father: The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman’s Encounter with God by Bilquis Sheikh

The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins, the last of my classics challenge books.

In addition I have finished my TBR Challenge, am almost finished with my Back to the Classics Challenge, and shared some bookish questions.

What’s on your reading plate…er, nightstand these days?

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6 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: September 2015

  1. I know just what you mean about reading too many books at one time. Especially if I am reading several with various characters to keep straight …! I read the Woman in White by Willkie Collins in the last year. It was long, but interesting. I would like to read more by C.S. Lewis so I appreciate your thoughts. I’ll put PoP near the bottom of the list.

  2. WHAT!?! The past few weeks I’ve been thinking that I need to get a nightstand post ready but I was thinking it was NEXT week for some reason! 😛 Oh boo!! Well. Next month I guess, because I don’t think it’ll happen today. (But I really need to get my reading life organized again!)

    I finished Screwtape Letters and I’m hoping to get my post up shortly. Glad you picked it!

  3. I left my post up today too. Oh well.

    I read Lewis’s the Problem of Pain years ago when I was going through a major loss. It was helpful at the time but I haven’t read it since so I’m not sure what I would think now.

    Bilquis Sheikh’s book sounds very interesting. I’ll look forward to what you think about it after you read it.

  4. I ended up really appreciating that the link-up was today instead of last week – Daniel is partially working from home/partially taking a sick day today, which means he’s holding Tirzah Mae so that I can have more time to read posts and write comments. Sometimes it seems like this is the only day each month that I am intentional about commenting. Grr.

    I got behind on Knowing God while I was on vacation and haven’t caught back up.

  5. Everyday Grace sounds interesting but yet these can books are ones I approach hesitantly. I’m curious about your thoughts regarding this book.

    Screwtape Letters – this will be the next CS Lewis book that I read. I’m not sure why I’ve not read it yet. His Problem with Pain book, I’m not certain I could manage it. I read your review, the book seems a bit too deep for me at this moment in life. But, I am reading his A Grief Observed book and am finding it very insightful and helpful. I’m not done because it’s not a book that demands reading quickly – it can be set down after each chapter and picked back up easily too.

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