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 always nice when the fourth Tuesday occurs near the actual end of the month. It’s hard to believe we’re 1/6 through 2018 already! Here’s what I’ve been reading lately:
Since last time I have completed:
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, reviewed here, including a discussion of the “magic” in the book.
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, reviewed here. Not my favorite of his books, but it’s still a classic after all these years, so probably others like it more than I did.
The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay, reviewed here. A fun Austen-themed vacation turns strange when one of the guests loses her memory and thinks she is actually from that era.
The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder, reviewed here. Laura and Almanzo’s marriage got off to a rough start with illnesses, crop failure, and debt, but they found the courage and strength to go on.
Trust: A Godly Woman’s Adornment by Lydia Brownback. I just finished this and hope to review it soon. Excellent.
I had to lay aside Death On the Prairie by Kathleen Ernst, a modern mystery set around some of the places Laura lived and involving a quilt that may have been hers. I’ll say more about it tomorrow for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge wrap-up, but the main problem was bad language, though the story itself wasn’t grabbing me anyway.
I’m currently reading:
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (This may be my biggest surprise book of the year! It’s quite good!)
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell, about a modern family with problems going to a “Camp Frontier.” Good so far.
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
He Fell in Love With His Wife by Edward Payson Roe
Sins of the Past by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason
Going Like Sixty by Richard Armour
Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel