Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What's On Your Nightstand - June

What's On Your Nightstand

For July:

From my May Nightstand, I read:
Heart of Glass by Jill Marie Landis (review)
The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit (review)
The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey (review)
A Praying Life: Connecting With God In A Distracting World by Paul Miller (review)
The Write Start: A Guide to Nurturing Writing at Every Stage, from Scribbling to Forming Letters and Writing Stories by Jennifer Hallisey (review)

I also read:
As You Like It (No Fear Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare
Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter (review)
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter (review coming)
The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling (review)
Five Miles South of Peculiar by Angela Hunt (review)
Winter Cottage by Carol Ryrie Brink (review)
Back to Basics: Raising Self-Sufficient Children by Barbara Frank
The Learning Coach Approach by Linda Dobson
Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books by Tony Reinke (review)
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond (review)
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey & Stacy MacDonald (review)

I listened to:
Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist by Dorothy Gilman
Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled by Dorothy Gilman
My Reading Life by Pat Conroy

Last month I moaned that I hadn't read very much, and I guess I thought I had to make up for it this month. It also could explain why I feel a little blah about books right now, especially when it comes to fiction. My The Classics Club list is looking better and better everyday since the newer fiction isn't appealing.

See what others have read over at 5 Minutes for Books.


  1. Wow. Just wow. I feel sometimes like I read things too quickly just in order to get on to the next thing, so I identify with your "blah ness" over reading contemporary novels.

    I'm interested to know if those Diana Waring books are worthwhile.

  2. I'll have to go check out some of your reviews. I just reviewed Freckles yesterday and plan to review Girl of the Limberlost tomorrow. I read Passionate Housewives a while back.

    The Write Start sounds good.

  3. Well, you certainly made up for it this month! The book on writing sounds very interesting. :)

    Trish @ 5MFB

  4. You got a SERIOUS lot of reading done! Wow! (And your books are all very fun!) Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Girl of the Limberlost.

  5. I agree, I don't find newer fiction very appealing. I am digging into the classics!

  6. Your list is very impressive. I too am looking forward to your Girl of the Limberlost thoughts!

    I didn't click on your classics link because I am afraid I'd want to try to do that one too. BUT I'm hoping to get into more classics than I have been so far. Newer fiction has some good stuff, but time hasn't weeded out the bad, so you definitely have to work hard and suffer a LOT in order to find the good.

  7. Nice list! I haven't read the Diana Waring books but they look interesting.

    I've read quite a few Mrs. Pollifax books too. Fun summer reading.

  8. I enjoyed "Lit" and "A Praying Life" from your list! I would like to read several of the others including the Pioneer Woman.

    Have a good reading month,
    Amy @ Missional Mama

  9. I really, really want to read Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin. Every book I've read by her I've liked.

  10. Wow! You had a great reading month!

    There's quite a few up there that I'd like to read.

  11. Love your list. I loved A Praying Life and Lit!



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