This last month I surprised myself on how many books I read. Several were book I had started a couple of months ago and read through slowly and it just so happened they all were finished in the last little bit. Looking at what I read I decided that this month I may need to read less and write more reviews since I am very much behind in that department. So here is my Nightstand for March:
From my January nightstand:
- Peter Duck: A Treasure Hunt in the Caribbees (Godine Storyteller) by Arthur Ransome (review)
- The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen - Right before I picked this up to read I read an review that said it was predictable. That made me hesitant to read it, but since I didn't have much else to read I gave it a shot. When it first starts it has some very Jane Eyre-like qualities to it, but eventually the story does stand on it's own in a unique way. I didn't love it and I didn't hate it.
- Holy Intimacy by Lori Wagner - A book about the Tabernacle and our relationship with Christ. I have heard the author speak and much preferred that to her writing.
- Together: Growing Appetites for God by Carrie Ward - This was an encouraging read. I will be doing a more in depth review soon.
I also read:
- An Irish Country Wedding (Irish Country Books) by Patrick Taylor - The latest in The Irish Country Doctor Series and a fun read.
- Murder in Mesopotamia: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) by Agatha Christie - I had to read this story since I couldn't find it on audio. This one was so so but I'm not sure that was due to me reading it or just missing Hugh Fraser reading it.
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith - This was a sweet little story, though there were a few things I had an issue with especially since it is aimed at the YA audience.
- The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss - Read for my The Classics Club List. (review)
- Winter Holiday (Godine Storyteller) by Arthur Ransome (review)
- Attack Your Day!: Before It Attacks You by Mark Woods & Trapper Woods - This was a free book for Kindle and let me tell you it was a great little book. My favorite thing about reading a book on my Kindle is that I can write notes and hi-light to my heart's content and not feel one iota of guilt.
- Creative Counterpart : Becoming the Woman, Wife, and Mother You Have Longed To Be by Linda Dillow - An encouraging read for all wives and moms.
- Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L. M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic by Irene Gammel (review)
- Passionate Prayer: Discovering the Power of Talking with God by Catherine Martin - A 30 day devotional which probably took me 60 days to read. An encouraging read.
- Praying Circles around Your Children by Mark Batterson - A Kindle freebie. I can't say it was earth shaking, but I did find it encouraging and gleaned a couple of ideas to use when praying for my children so I felt it was a worthwhile read.
- Pinteresting - Pinterest Strategies for Brands and Bloggers by Tabitha Philen - Enjoyed this Kindle book that I picked up free. It gave good suggestions and now I just have to find time to try to implement them. Not a good thing since I could browse Pinterest a looooong time!
- School Education: Developing a Curriculum (Homeschooler Series) by Charlotte Mason - Another book completed for my The Classics Club List. Review coming.
- A Survival Guide to the Teenage Years - David Reynolds - This was written by a local minister in our church organization and a good friend of my parents. He gave them the book to give to me, so I made sure I read it.
I listened to:
- Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery - After reading Anne of Green Gables last month I couldn't stop and had to continue on. This book has some great "Anne" moments--her friendship with Mr. Harrison due to selling Dolly the cow, Davy and all of his crazy antics, Miss Lavender finding true love, her friendship with Gilbert, and so much more!
- Death in the Clouds: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie - Poirot ends up solving a crime on an airplane. Unfortunately, I knew who the killer was right off the bat since I remembered this episode that the kids had watched when they brought home one of the Poirot films from the library.
I didn't read:
- A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King - This one was actually on my nightstand, but not too long after starting the book the author and I parted company when it came to her worldview and her theology. After a big snort of disgust, I peeked at the end and then tossed it back into the library bag and called it good!
See what others have read over at 5 Minutes for Books.