Monday, July 30, 2018

What's On Your Nightstand - July

What's On Your Nightstand

I had a great reading month in July which ending up being the month for audio books. I had a hard time finding a physical book that held my interest and obviously had the time to listen to more books than normal. August is a big month for my family. My oldest son will be getting married in a couple of weeks and we will have some family visiting for a little bit. Most of the books I put on my Nightstand for August are ones I am currently reading and I'm going to leave it at that. I may not get too many read and that is okay!

For August:

From June's Nightstand I read:
I also read:
I listened to:
  • Frederica by Georgette Heyer - I've read/listened to this one many times. I think this is my favorite Georgette Heyer!
  • Money in the Bank by P.G. Wodehouse - This was a re-read, but the first time I did it on audio. I think I preferred reading this to listening. It seemed harder to follow the plot while listening to it.
  • Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving - A short story I listened to after I realized I had never read it. This is full of a great descriptive writing.
  • A Basic History of the United States, Volume 3: The Sections and The Civil War 1826-1877 by Clarence B. Carson - My kids had finished up their American History course which had a decided bias when it came to the Civil War. I listened to this to get another view point. Though Carson can be kind of dry at times I have enjoyed his view on history.
  • Lies Women Believe: And the Truth That Sets Them Free by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth - This is a re-read and I was excited to learn that it was updated. Excellent, excellent read!!
  • The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines - When my Mom came to visit she just raved about this book. (Neither of us have a TV so we don't watch their show.) Anyways, I found it available to download from the library and decided to check it out myself. I had to concur--it was a great read! Everything that should be in a memoir. The audio was a lot of fun with a mix of both Chip and Joanna Gaines doing the readings. Excellent!
  • Why I Hate Green Beans: And Other Confessions about Relationships, Reality TV, and How We See Ourselves by Lincee Ray - After reading the previous book I was on the lookout for another fun memoir. Though it wasn't quite as good I loved the transparency of the author which came through while she was reading the book.


  1. I loved The Magnolia Story, too. I read the book, but it sounds like the audio would be great fun. I listen to most of my classics on audio, but sometimes I also check out the library book or find a free Gutenberg version online and go over certain parts in print.

    I've enjoyed other books by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, but somehow I have never gotten to that one. Hopefully someday!

  2. This makes me laugh because it is so ME, too: "For the non-decorator like myself I just read and smile because I know I'll never take the time to do anything like suggested." Oh well. At least we can enjoy the pretty pictures. ha.

    I read Margin a few years back and really benefited by it. The idea of margin always appeals to me. I go through spurts building in more margin in my days (currently in a spurt now). And I always appreciate having that buffer.

    I didn't know Lies Women Believe was updated. It's another book that was very influential for me. Congrats on gaining a new d-i-l soon!



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