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.
It’s the end of another month, next to last one of 2017, and time to take stock of what we’ve been reading.
Since last time I have completed:
A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon by Sophie Hudson, reviewed here. Very good.
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry, reviewed here. Mixed emotions.
I’m currently reading:
What Is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever.
French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano
Sarah’s Song by Karen Kingsbury
Gospel Meditations for Christmas by Chris Anderson, Joe Tyrpak, and Michael Barrett.
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
I’ve only gotten to one on my “up next” list from last month, and I laid that one aside due to bad language and suggestive content (A Bell for Adano by John Hersey for the prize-winning category of the Back to the Classics challenge). Plus I hadn’t taken into account that Christmas was coming, and I like to read a few Christmasy books during December. I’ve already started a couple and have a couple more in my Kindle, so we’ll see how that goes. The others are:
I’ll Be Home For Christmas, four novellas in one.
Silver Bells by Deborah Raney
Keeping Christmas by Dan Walsh
Besides those, I am planning on these:
Watership Down by Richard Adams, one of those books I have heard about for years but never got to. It’s not old enough to save for next year’s Back to the Classics challenge, so I’ll listen to it next.
For those who like to plan ahead, I recently announced the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge for February 2018 and listed a bunch of Laura-related books beyond the Little House series.