I didn't do a Nightstand post last month so I am combining November and December's. I was in a real reading slump for almost a month though I still read (if that makes any sense).
For January I am just staying with a small selection since I am still working on my reading list for 2016 and my parents will be coming for a visit in the beginning of January and I want to focus on spending quality time with them. So here goes my list.
From October's Nightstand I read:
- Come Rain or Come Shine (A Mitford Novel) by Jan Karon - I love Mitford and this latest edition doesn't disappoint.
- The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer - Not one of Heyer's best.
- Mastering Life Before It's Too Late: 10 Biblical Strategies for a Lifetime of Purpose by Robert Morgan - An uplifting read.
- Thirsting for God: Spiritual Refreshment for the Sacred Journey by Gary Thomas - I really enjoyed this book and it really resonated with me at the beginning, but then the book seemed to drag on and I had a hard time getting it finished. This was a book read in November and December,
- The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade (Tales from the Goose Creek BandB) by Virginia Smith - A fun read.
- Red Like Crimson by Janice Thompson - I hit a reading slump and started picking books off of my Kindle to read. This was an okay book.
- Rules of Murder (A Drew Farthering Mystery Book #1) by Julianna Deering - Another Kindle pick. Another okay book.
- Creating a SenseSational Home by Terry Willits - Very dated. Why I finished this book is beyond me, but I did. Not worth it.
- Great Northern? by Arthur Ransome - Yeah! I have officially read aloud the whole Swallows and Amazons Series to my kids. It took only 3 years for us to make it through all 12 books.
- Manuscript for Murder: The Hartfield Mysteries by Chautona Havig - Another Kindle pick which I shouldn't have picked!
- Miss Read's Christmas Tales: Village Christmas and Christmas Mouse (The Fairacre Christmas Omnibus) by Miss Read - Such sweet stories.
- Village School (The Fairacre Series #1) by Miss Read - When in doubt, read a book by Miss Read.
- A White Bird Flying by Bess Streeter Aldrich - Thanks to a Circe Institute blog post I revived my reading. This was an excellent story and one I highly recommend!
- No Ordinary Home: The Uncommon Art of Christ-Centered Homemaking by Carol Jo Brazo - A re-read though it took me over half the book to realize it. Oh well.
- Seeds of Jochebed (Planting Seeds of Biblical Truth into the Hearts of Your Children) by Kim Haney - I have been reading this book to my kids now in our devotional time (which for awhile was quite inconsistent) for quite a few years. This month we finally finished it.
- Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah MacKenzie - A re-read of a new edition. Highly recommended!
- Christmas with Anne: and Other Holiday Stories by L.M. Montgomery - Fun Christmas stories.
- Mrs. Tim of the Regiment by D.E. Stevenson - This was an enjoyable read (or I should say "listen").