What’s On Your Nightstand: April 2017

What's On Your Nightstand

The 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.

Though there are still a good many days left in April, it’s the fourth Tuesday, and thus time to talk about what we’re reading.

Since last time I have completed:

Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Design for Women Mentoring Women by Susan Hunt, reviewed here. Excellent study of how to apply the Titus 2 instructions for women.

Middlemarch by George Eliot, reviewed here. Long, a little slow in places, but ultimately very good.

Snapshot by Lis Wiehl, reviewed here. Based on a real photo, but not a real situation, a man arrested for killing someone at a civil rights march has reached out for help in finding the real killer, and one clue is to find the other girl in the photo, who may have seen the incident. Good historical fiction.

If the Shoe Fits: A Contemporary Fairy Tale by Sandra D. Bricker. Just finished this yesterday – hope to review it soon.

A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. Just finished this yesterday as well – review coming soon.

I’m currently reading:

When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up by Jamie Janosz

Love of the Summerfields by Nancy Moser

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. I had originally chosen The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett for the Back to the Classics challenge category of a classic either about an animal or with an animal in the title, but there was too much bad language. So I laid it aside and chose Old Yeller instead, and am loving it. Plus it was nice to have a much shorter classic after the lengthy MIddlemarch.

Up Next:

I’m carrying these all over from last time since I haven’t gotten to any of them yet..

The Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

Waiting for Peter by Elizabeth Musser.

Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More by Karen Swallow Prior and Eric Metaxas

Eight Women of Faith by Michael A. G. Haykin

That wraps it up for this edition of Nightstand. Are you reading anything interesting?

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5 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: April 2017

  1. As usual, most of the books you’re reading sound appealing to me. I just zipped over for your take on Middlemarch. I don’t think I’ve read Old Yeller. I probably should. I can fully relate to wanting a “short” read after finishing such a long one.

  2. I’m glad you liked Middlemarch. I finally read it a year or so ago and enjoyed it too. It’s definitely a slower-paced book, but sometimes that’s a good thing. 🙂 I just recently stopped reading a book: The Versions of You. It’s a novel written with three alternating versions of the same story (which is an intriguing concept!), but it’s been very hard to keep track of what’s going on with all three story lines at the same time with the same people. Too much work! ha. And I can’t find a character that I can even pull for.

  3. I always enjoy learning about your latest reads. I just finished listening to Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini and have started reading The Waiting by Cathy LaGrow.

  4. An interesting selection. I want to read some classics this year. I have a few picked out. Unfortunately, a lot of them are in storage.

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